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Scania R-series wins UK Fleet Truck of the Year Award

The Scania R-series has been announced as Fleet Truck of the Year at the 2015 Motor Transport Awards.

Widely recognised as the transport industry’s ‘Oscars’, the Fleet Truck of the Year Award is one of the Motor Transport Awards’ top honours.

"We are honoured to once again be recognised at the Motor Transport Awards,” said Claes Jacobsson, Scania UK Managing Director.  

“My conversations with operators regularly confirm the R-series to be a highly productive workhorse which is the backbone of many fleets.  

“Today’s Scania vehicles are the best there have ever been; they are our most reliable ever and the introduction of our third generation Euro 6 engines has seen fuel records broken in independent press tests throughout Europe.”

This is the third time the R-series has won the award, with previous victories coming in 2005 and 2010.

“The judging panel, made up of 60 highly experienced industry professionals, singled out the R-series, as “a truck that commands huge respect and loyalty,” for its fuel efficiency, cost of ownership, and excellent dealer support network,” said Steve Hobson, Motor Transport Editor. 

"The R-series has been around seemingly forever, which is why the judges praised its bullet-proof reliability, as well as recognising Scania's fantastic after-sales service."

In their citation, the Awards’ judges also commented upon Scania’s reputation for top-quality interiors, the best residual values in the business and immense driver appeal.  

It becomes clear, they said, why the Scania R-series deserved the top accolade despite stiff challenges from its rivals.