The new generation of Scania trucks has won an Italian Sustainable Truck of the Year 2017 award. The award was announced at Transpotec, Italy’s leading transport and logistics event, on Wednesday 22 February 2017.
The Italian Sustainable Truck of the Year award is organized by Vado e Torno, one of the main trucking magazines in Italy. The competition has three categories: Tractor, Distribution and Van. Scania’s new generation won the Sustainable Truck of the Year award in the Tractor category.
When announcing the winners, the jury, which is comprised of Vado e Torno’s editorial staff, emphasized how impressed they were with the fuel economy of the Scania new generation and the ride comfort and higher levels of security.
Scania’s new generation provides overall fuel savings of 5 percent due to the innovations made to the powertrain and aerodynamics. The ability to use alternative fuels provides opportunities for further fuel savings.
The jury was also impressed with Scania’s new Opticruise system, advanced braking systems, the greater visibility for the driver and the first side-curtain airbags to be produced in the vehicle industry.
“There are many qualities that make Scania’s next generation sustainable,” said Maurizio Cervetto, Director of Vado e Torno magazine. “It has obtained fuel savings of 5 percent and its engines can also be used with alternative fuels such as HVO. The comfort reaches levels of excellence too, while work on the brakes and front axle has reduced the braking distance by 5 percent.”
Franco Fenoglio, Italscania President and CEO, who accepted the award at Transpotec, said: “This award is further confirmation of the ongoing commitment of Scania in providing cutting-edge transportation solutions both in terms of safety and sustainability. The new generation of Scania trucks and services represents one more step in guiding the entire transport sector towards a more sustainable future.”