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2014: A year of opportunity with Scania ‘second generation’ Euro 6 John Marks, Managing Director of Road Trucks Limited, says 2014 is a year of opportunity for his company and its customers; we hear from two such customers who explain why Scania remains the preferred choice for them. and MOT preparation. We chose Scania because we consider it to be a prestigious brand with the best reliability and network support for our business operation.

Scania’s new Streamline Euro 6 range

“We use Road Trucks because of the level of support they give coupled with the excellent level of experience and product knowledge in everything they do. As a family run business Road Trucks displays family standards. You’re not just a number to them, the team there are really easy to deal with and very supportive.” William has already purchased two new Streamline V8 tractor units from the same salesman nearly twenty years later! “The interior improvements are great and the comfort in the seating is really improved. The lighting upgrades give a fresh smart look.” With 20% business growth in 2013, William is planning further investment for 2014 and is confident that Road Trucks and Scania will feature in his plans. William Donnell of Donnell &Ellis Heavy Haulage Ltd

John tells Export and Freight that it is a well established fact that Scania is a premium brand and its reputation remains as high today as it was 50 years ago when Scania expanded operations into the UK market. “Scania’s reputation and consistently high market share gives us a substantial edge over the competition,” he says. And he adds: “The Scania Brand is gaining even more momentum following the recent announcement that Eddie Stobart and AW Jenkinson have signed a joint-procurement agreement which will see 1,500 Scania Euro 6 vehicles introduced to the two fleets during 2014 and 2015. “Scania recorded its biggest ever registration volume in the UK market in 2013 and has over 5,000 Euro 6 vehicles already in service throughout Europe; hence the label ‘second generation Euro 6.’

Alex Maguire from AM Nexday Ltd

What more evidence is required to consider Scania in 2014?” So, we can see that the ‘big picture’ looks good for Scania in Europe and the UK, but what about the local picture? Well, John is also buoyant about what 2014 promises for Road Trucks and its customers in Northern Ireland. He says this optimism is founded on the following benefits: • Scania brand moving forward with ‘second generation’ Euro 6 • Scania technology with Opticruise & Active Prediction cruise control • Road Trucks extended opening hours provide convenient & efficient service & repairs • Strategically placed service depots in Larne and Omagh • Full Pet Reg and Safe Loading Pass services at Omagh site • New 12-month used vehicle warranty with Euro cover for qualifying Scania vehicles

John Marks, Managing Director of Road Trucks Limited

• Trailer parts and servicing with dedicated drivethrough trailer bays • Bus and coach parts and service with bodywork and PCV provision

AM Nexday Limited have been Road Trucks customers since 1996 when the company purchased their first Scania P93 18-tonne curtain-sider and went on to purchase a further nine new Scania trucks that same year. “Road Trucks do all the maintenance work on our tractor units and trailers,” Alex Maguire, owner of AM Nexday, explained. “They provide us with competitively priced service and maintenance contracts tailored to our needs. We have chosen Scania over other brands because we believe they offer excellent long-life value.

Customer Praise

“We have owned and operated Scania vehicles that have exceeded 1.5 million kilometres without any major problems. For us that speaks volumes.

William Donnell, owner of Donnell and Ellis Heavy Haulage Limited, has been a Road Trucks customer since 1995 when he purchased his first Scania 113 Streamline from Harry McQuillan at Road Trucks.

“Road Trucks’ location suits us well with convenient opening hours that work for us. The best thing about Road Trucks is the maintenance and service they provide.” And as for Scania, Alex was clear that, “it is a strong vehicle with a long and consistent track record for reliability.”

He is proud to still own this truck which forms part of his impressive collection of classic Scania trucks. “Road Trucks take care of all our needs,” he explained. “They do all of our Scania tractor unit services, inspections, maintenance

A final word from John Marks: “So whether you’re an existing customer or looking to find your perfect business partner, 2014 and Road Trucks offer joint opportunities that you can’t afford to miss. You can rely on us.”

• Fully trained technicians and master technicians to ensure the highest standards John suggests: “But please don’t take our word for it, listen to our long standing customers.”

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