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Profitable long-distance solutions

Long distance hauliers face tight margins and urgent deadlines – and in an era of e-commerce and just-in-time delivery supply chains, the pressure is even more intense. With Scania’s heavy vehicle solutions, our customers can balance profitability with sustainability.

Many of today’s hauliers have to respond not only to demands for timely deliveries, but also to expectations that these deliveries will be as sustainable as possible. Both trends are increasing the need for solutions where profitability and sustainability go hand-in-hand. With our holistic understanding of the industry and knowledge of logistical flows, Scania provides our haulage customers with solutions that are tailor-made to meet these twin requirements.

 

These solutions include the market’s widest range of trucks running on fuels such as liquid and compressed gas, either natural or biogas. Saving on fuel consumption is a win-win for our customers, as it reduces both costs and environmental impacts. Our new truck generation has outstanding total operating economy, with an average fuel consumption saving of up to six-seven percent on our previous vehicles, already an industry benchmark.

 

These solutions are important stepping stones to the electrified, emissions-free heavy commercial vehicle industry of tomorrow. Scania is also making significant investments in this area to prepare our customers for the future. These include developing and commercialising battery cell technologies for heavy vehicles.

Improving efficiency with connectivity

Staying on the road is fundamental when time is what makes business tick, and connectivity has transformed long-distance transport, with new time-efficient services and functions. We have introduced services such as Scania Flexible Maintenance, enabling vehicle servicing based on real-time operational data and actual usage, with maintenance only when needed. Since launching the service in 2016, Scania has now signed more than 100,000 Flexible Maintenance contracts.

 

Scania’s connectivity tools can also help address one of the biggest challenges for the haulage industry: payload optimisation. The average truck fill rate in Europe is around 60 percent, meaning wasteful extra journeys for the environment and customers’ bottom lines.

Driver behaviour is vital for operating economy, road safety and environmental impact. Scania offers driver services and personal coaching as well as services such as Scania Fleet Management, all aimed at providing insights into driving styles, productivity and economy.

£19M

Scania has invested in £10m in sustainable battery start-up Northvolt.