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“Your Perfect Partner for 2014” John Marks, Managing Director Road Trucks Limited, told Export & Freight recently that “2014 isn’t only the 50th anniversary of Scania in the UK, it’s also the right time to see Road Trucks Limited as ‘Your Perfect Partner’ going forward.”

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completion and standard times achieved in more than 98% of repairs in 2013, Road Trucks goes from strength to strength.

Significant investment in the workforce is now paying dividends for the benefit of customers as well. Both Aftersales Controllers are previous winners of Export & Freight’s Technician of the Year competition and a third of the current technician team have been trained to Master Technician standard through courses attended at Scania’s Training Centre in Coalville; in Larne half the technicians hold this prestigious qualification. Currently Road Trucks sits well inside the top 5% of dealers in the UK for adherence to Scania’s Dealer Operating Standards. With recall campaigns at 98%

Now supplying units fitted with cutting edge Euro 6 engines, these impressive trucks are capable of delivering up to eight percent savings on fuel costs. Equipped with a new version of Scania Opticruise, Euro 6 vehicles feature a choice of performance modes. To maximise fuel savings, the new Economy mode is integrated fully with Scania Active Prediction, a predictive cruise control system that uses GPS and topographical map data to finely regulate speed and which is fitted as standard. By combining Scania's Euro 6 engines with these fuel-saving strategies and other efficiencyenhancing measures, such as aerodynamic packages and driver coaching, potential savings in long-haulage are a major attraction. At Road Trucks’ recent Ride and Drive event, the R 410 SCR-only vehicle was especially well received, with very positive comments on its excellent torque. The 410 horsepower SCR engine is the direct replacement for Scania's 420 horsepower unit. Like its predecessor, the new engine promises outstanding fuel economy but with the additional benefit of delivering an extra 50 Nm of torque. At a test conducted in Germany, a G410 4x2 Scania Streamline fitted with Scania Opticruise and Scania Active Prediction set a new fuel consumption record – regardless of Euro 5 or 6! Now on to its second generation of Euro 6 engines and with over 5,000 Euro 6 vehicles already sold Europe-

nd you don’t have to take his word for it, the facts speak for themselves. Excellence in customer service has been a central pillar in the ethos of Road Trucks Limited - Scania’s longest-serving independent dealer - since it opened for business in the early 1980s. This principle remains as important today as it did thirty years ago and recent evidence bears testimony to this assertion. Through hard word and team effort, Road Trucks demonstrated the highest increase in customer satisfaction across all of Scania’s dealerships throughout GB and NI in 2012; clear evidence of the company’s desire to strive for excellence for the benefit of our customers and the services provided for them. Last year Road Trucks topped Scania’s poll with the shortest time, of any dealer, to arrive at a breakdown with an average call-out taking just 46 minutes. Road Trucks also boasted the highest MOT pass rate of any Scania dealer.

wide, Scania is confident these products will maintain the high standards that are synonymous with the brand as well as deliver real savings on fuel costs. But it’s not only about new trucks. Eager to expand used vehicle sales, Road Trucks Limited will be offering a 12 months European-wide warranty option on second hand vehicles in 2014. These will be viewable via a brand new app for tablet, PC and Smartphone. Road Trucks is also equipped to carry out Pet Reg services from its Omagh site. Authorised and qualified to conduct safe loading and tank testing, this service is not only a one-stop-shop for tanker operators it also represents a significant investment for the company as it diversifies and grows business opportunities for the benefit of customers. Providing the full range of trailer offerings too, technicians regularly carry out repair and service tasks on a wide variety of trailers. The company also

stocks a full range of Scania trailer parts, conducts trailer inspections and carries out trailer brake testing to MOT standard. A major partner for bus and coach operators province wide, including Translink, both the Larne and Omagh depots are approved Scania bus and coach workshops. As well as conducting body repairs technicians also carry out bus and coach servicing and PSV testing. And the final word to John Marks: “So whether you’re a new or existing c ustomer, a long distance haulier looking to save on fuel costs by utilising the latest - record breaking technology - or a petroleum tanker operator in need of local Pet Reg services, Road Trucks Limited has what it takes to be ‘Your Perfect Partner’ in 2014. With new and used vehicles available right now give us a call, you can rely on us.”

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