Coille Haulage buys Scania Topline following growing business demand

Carol Millett
February 27, 2017

Growing demand in the timber and biomass sector has seen Argyll-based haulier Coille Haulage add a new Scania Topline R580 to its fleet.

The Scania Topline R580, which sports Coille Haulage’s distinctive livery, comes with a 16 litre V8 engine that produces a maximum 580hp at 1,900rpm and Scania’s Opticruise gearbox which drives a hypoid rear axle.

The family firm, which was launched 24 years ago, has a 20-strong fleet of mainly Scania and Volvo trucks at its headquarters in in Lochgilphead, Argyll.

The R580 is the 10th Scania to join the fleet.

Director Allan Johnston said the new purchase was prompted by a rise in workload.

He added that the firm is planning to buy more new trucks this year, “either Scania or Volvo”, to refresh the fleet.

Johnston said Coille Haulage had tried other marques in recent years, but had returned to Scania “because it is a quality truck which the drivers like and because of the quality of the back up we get from our Scania dealer in Renfrew.”


Image: Russ Cunningham

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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