Tremendous Scania tipper trucks grab attention
19 JUNE 2020
D&M Jones & Son, based in north Wales, spares neither effort nor expense in exposing its trucks. The elaborately styled tipper trucks clearly stand out in traffic, which is precisely the aim.
“All our nine trucks are styled along the same lines,” says owner Arwel Jones. “It’s a matter of personal pride but they are also eyecatchers along the road and widely photographed. That makes good advertising for us. I like to run tidy trucks.”
Scania G 500 XT the latest addition
To retain their ad appeal requires special attention since the trucks often drive in slushy landfills. At the end of each day they are wiped and thoroughly cleaned weekly. That also helps uphold the value, as the haulier normally pensions trucks after five years. “We invest quite a bit in our trucks but we’ve found that pays off in residual value.”
The Scania G 500 XT is the latest addition to the company, which was founded by Arwel’s father Delwyn and mother Marian – D&M Jones – in 1973. “We’ve had other brands through the years but have lately gone over to Scania because the service we get is absolutely amazing. I can’t fault it in any way.”
Operated as a family business, the G 500 is driven by Arwel’s 21-year old son Billy while his brother Sam mans the office.