Andyfreight refreshes its fleet with Scania R-series trucks

Carol Millett
July 19, 2017


A post-EU referendum boost to haulier Andyfreight’s business has seen it order six Scanias as part of a fleet refresh.

The West Midlands-based firm has four of the current range R450 Scania tractor units in service with two more due before October. 

The new vehicles will replace six Mercedes Actros in the firm’s fleet of 27 artics and seven rigids. 

Andyfreight MD Andy Pountney said: “Since the vote for Brexit many of our customers from the US have invested in their UK facilities. This has led to an upturn in business for us; we’re 14% up on sales against last year. This fits perfectly with our fleet upgrade, so we took the opportunity.

"As always, we spent a lot of time specifying our vehicles to incorporate the latest advances in safety and efficiency.”

Transport manager Nick White said the firm chose Scania after being impressed by the vehicles’ fuel economy and reliability.

Each of the new vehicles has been specified with a Jost sensor fifth wheel coupling, which uses three sensors to monitor the connection of the tractor and trailer during coupling and un-coupling operations.

The signals provide a clear visual in-cab display of the status of the fifth wheel during the coupling process and whilst being used.

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist and currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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