Galt Transport have added two new Scania S-series trucks to their fleet, the largest in the Scania range. The Dumbarton based haulier recently took delivery of the S500 highline cabs which join their fleet of more than 60 trucks and 100 trailers. The company currently operates a varied fleet including artic and rigid units from a range of manufacturers including a large range of lorry mounted cranes.
The new generation Scania truck was named International Truck of the Year in 2017 and was developed with the focus on driver environment, interior space, safety and reliability. The 6x2 tag axle units are plated for 65 tonne special types category 2 operation. Supplied by Scania Renfrew, the trucks will undertake a range of work including long distance and day delivery schedules.
The S-series truck features a range of new drag-reducing features. Three adjustable air deflectors improve the alignment between the cab and the trailer roof, as well as new smaller gaps between the lights and other external components. The additional space means the interior has been totally overhauled, with more room for the driver thanks to a new seating position, as well as more storage and greater visibility.
Galt Transport’s fleet engineer, Ian Medhurst said ‘We’re expecting good things from the new S-series truck. They’re the most efficient and spacious trucks we’ve seen from Scania. We choose them for their quality, reliability, fuel performance and dealer back-up. Driver feedback so far has been excellent.’
Galt Transport have been operating Scania trucks since the ‘60s and today about a third of the haulier’s fleet is from the Swedish manufacturer. The family run business, established in 1947 operates throughout the UK, Ireland and the EU from 4 operating centres across central Scotland. The company also offers storage facilities and driver training school.