Aston Barclay Group has completed the replacement of its entire transporter fleet after the final Scania P410 trucks, equipped with custom-built Pegasus trailers from Rolfo, arrived at its Chelmsford centre.
The leading national independent vehicle remarketing group has invested nearly half a million pounds in the two new transporters, both arriving with Rolfo’s custom-built nine-car Pegasus trailers that increases the Group’s capacity in vehicle transportation.
This significant investment in upgrading the group’s truck fleet underpins Aston Barclay’s long-term commitment to improving efficiency of its vehicle collection and delivery process to deliver an exceptional service. Overall load flexibility is also improved, with the Pegasus trailers greatly reducing loading and unloading times at customer locations.
The two 17-plate units, built to Euro 6 ‘c’ specification, have instantly been put to good use between Aston Barclay’s remarketing centres, customer defleet centres and dealerships over the busy March plate-change period.
Following manufacture, Aston Barclay’s new trucks were sent to Rolfo in Italy for the trailer superstructure to be fitted, including a peak deck for further vehicle capacity.
Each truck is equipped with 450-litre endurance fuel tanks, complementing Scania’s Eco-roll feature, which encourages increasingly efficient fuel consumption by automatically calculating how best to save fuel under hilly conditions, without driver intervention.
Through increased fuel economy, Aston Barclay is able to reinvest back into the business and pass savings directly onto the customer while reducing its overall carbon footprint.
Each unit is fitted with side guards, Class V and VI close-proximity mirrors and an in-cab MDR recording system comprising four cameras to improve the safety of both the fleet and other road users.
Wearing Aston Barclay’s traditional black and green colours, the two trucks arrived in the UK with final preparations carried out by Stowmarket-based Scania distributor TruckEast and Belle Trailers, before being delivered to Aston Barclay’s Chelmsford centre.
Martin Potter, Group Operations Director at Aston Barclay, said: “The level of investment for our in-house transporter fleet demonstrates our commitment to delivering competitive, exceptional service for our customers, for whom speed of sale and disposal is crucial.”
Source: Uk Haulier