Citing fuel efficiency, support, and above all else reliability as key factors in their choice of Scania, third-generation family-run Bacton Transport drives business growth with the addition of 11 new trucks.

With a clear vision for the future, Suffolk-based haulier Bacton Transport depends on their diverse fleet of 70 vehicles to transport customer freight daily, making vehicle uptime crucial. This need for reliability made the decision to return to the Swedish marque, Scania, an easy one.

Supplied by James Crouch, Sales Manager at TruckEast Limited, the new Scania trucks have seamlessly integrated into Bacton’s busy operations, headquartered in Woolpit. The order includes 5 G 320 6×2 rigids with Laurence David curtainside bodies and tuckaway tail-lifts, as well as 6 R 460 6×2/2 units equipped with the latest Super powertrain. All trucks feature the sleeper highline variant, offering a more spacious and comfortable working environment.

“Driver comfort is important to us, as some drivers spend all week in their trucks. We prioritize selecting trucks that provide a great working environment. Our drivers are big fans of Scania, which offers excellent comfort and functionality. Over time, we’ve collaborated with TruckEast to customize our vehicles to meet our specific needs,” comments Director Edward Downie.

Having operated Scania trucks for over 30 years, Bacton Transport has found them to be consistently reliable. “Reliability is crucial in the haulage business, and Scania trucks prove they can handle the job. Additionally, our trucks rarely spend much time in the workshop,” says Edward.

“But it’s not just about the product. Over the last 30 years, we’ve built a strong working relationship with TruckEast. The team at our local branch is flexible, and the support they provide is exactly what we need from a supplier,” he continues.

Operating across the UK and supporting increased construction work, the new trucks will cover up to 140,000 kilometers annually. Backed by a 7-year repair and maintenance (R&M) agreement, the trucks will be serviced by TruckEast Bury St Edmunds. “They’ve always supported us with our trucks. We feel well taken care of, and the location is perfect for us – it’s ideal.”

Founded in 1932, Bacton Transport began by supporting the family farm’s haulage needs. Over the past 90 years, the company has expanded significantly, now operating from two centers in Woolpit and Nottingham, and has diversified into contract distribution, serving supermarkets, horticultural retailers, and pallet networks.

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