Nationwide Platforms Limited takes delivery of its first Scanias

Will Shiers
February 3, 2022

Keltruck has supplied Nationwide Platforms Limited with its first Scanias, a mix of 50 P-series tractors and 19 P-series rigids, which will be spread across its 38 nationwide depots. It has another 48 on order for delivery later this year.

Commenting on the company’s reasons for moving to Scania, James Clarke, Nationwide Platforms Limited's head of transport said: “There were primarily three key factors behind our decision: a proven low total cost of operation, excellent reliability and the P-series cab's ability to achieve a 3-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating when equipped with Scania's City Safe window.”

He said the third factor was especially important, seeing as London is a key area of operation for the company.

The rigids are all P410 8x2 rear-steers, equipped with Sterling Access Platform bodies, beaver tails and winches. The tractor units, all Scania P450 6x2s with Highline cabs, have been specified with factory-fitted catwalks and electronic handbrakes, and will be used to move step-frame flatbed trailers.

"Although it is early days, we are already seeing the fuel saving benefits Scania delivers,” added Clarke.  “And when you do need assistance, Scania has an excellent UK service network.”

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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