Tongwell-based Scania (Great Britain) Limited’s R-series truck has been announced as Fleet Truck of the Year at the 2015 Motor Transport Awards. Widely recognised as the transport industry’s Oscars, Fleet Truck of the Year is one of the event’s top honours.
Commenting on the win, Scania’s Managing Director Claes Jacobsson says, “We are honoured to once again be recognised at the Motor Transport Awards. My conversations with operators regularly confirm the R-series to be a highly productive workhorse which is the backbone of many fleets. Today’s Scania vehicles are the best there have ever been; they are our most reliable ever and the introduction of our third generation Euro 6 engines has seen fuel records broken in independent press tests throughout Europe.”
In their citation, the Awards’ judges commented upon Scania’s reputation for reliability, top-quality interiors, the best residual values in the business and immense driver appeal. It becomes clear, they said, why the Scania R-series deserved the top accolade despite stiff challenges from its rivals. The judges also praised the vehicle’s bullet-proof reliability, as well as recognising Scania’s oustanding aftersales service.