Scania provides Lincolnshire Fire Service with new fire engines

Scania P-Series Fire Engine

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has taken delivery of its first 18-tonne Scania P 320 4x2 fire engine, as part of a deal that will see 33 identical units enter the service over the next three years.

Featuring Scania’s CP31 CrewCab, the largest all-steel safety crew cab available in its range for fire engines, it can sit six and is capable of storing breathing apparatus.

The rigid’s body has been kitted out with Yorkshire-based Angloco, which specialises in building bodies for fire service vehicles. Pumps, an 1,800-litre water tank, and a smaller 110-litre foam tank have been fitted alongside two vehicle-mounted power take-offs (PTO). One PTO drives the 3,400-litre per minute rated pump, and the other powers an ultra-high pressure cutting extinguisher (UHPCE) system. 

Also mounted to the Scania are two 45m long water hose reels and a reservoir for the UHPCE system. Other additions include lockers, four ladders and specialist fire and rescue equipment including road traffic accident tools.

MD of Angloco Alistair Brown, commented on the order: “We are delighted to be manufacturing these new Scania-based appliances for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, and all three parties have built a great working relationship together to ensure the finished product is what we expected.”

International Truck of the Year 2020 and Innovation Award 2020 shortlists revealed

 

Three new trucks will this year battle it out for the coveted International Truck of the Year (IToY) 2020 title.

The IToY jury, which consists of 23 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 23 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe, has chosen the following three trucks:

IVECO S-Way range

Mercedes-Benz Actros generation 6

Volvo FH I-Save

The 2019 title is held by the Ford Trucks F-Max (pictured).

Also revealed is the shortlist for the Innovation Award, which is now in its second year. The six vehicles in contention are:

Freightliner eCascadia

Hyundai H2 XCIENT

Nikola electric fuel cell range

Renault Optifuel Lab 3

Scania AXL

Volvo Vera

The winners of both awards will be revealed at the Solutrans Show in Lyon, on the night of 20 November.