The Autotrasporti Pigliacelli transport company has taken delivery of 104 Scania trucks, including the first new generation Scania S 500 in Italy as well as a liquid gas powered truck.
“We extensively tested the Scania vehicles before placing the order and were impressed by the high levels of reliability,” says Elio Pigliacelli, Honorary Chairman of Autotrasporti Pigliacelli. “This determining factor provides us with maximum profitability while fully considering the environment.”
Autotrasporti Pigliacelli, which is based in Veroli, 100 kilometres southeast of Rome, has a fleet of 600 trucks. It is now in the process of renewing its fleet with the order of 102 Scania R 490 tractor units.
The company dates back to the early 20th century when Sisto Pigliacelli started transporting grain and livestock produce from his parents’ farm to the market. Following the Second World War, his son Romano and his brother Elio also became involved in the transport business.
With the sole truck they owned, Romano and Elio proved to be excellent drivers on the poor roads back then. Business was good and they could soon afford a second truck. Romano and his uncle each drove 250,000 kilometres annually and learned all aspects of truck haulage. This helped them expand the business and by the end of the 1960s, they had established one of the largest fleets in the area.
The company continues to grow with the third generation Pigliacelli: Romano’s sons Ezio and Marcello and Elio’s son Danilo. In addition to company centre in Veroli, it now has depots outside Rome, Turin and L’Aquila.