Express Group WA back for more V8 Scanias

Eight new R 580 Euro 6 Scanias head west

2018 Scania prime movers

The first deliveries of the new-generation of Scania Trucks are starting to occur across Australia.

One of the first transporter operators that committed to the recently launched Scania products was Express Group WA, incorporating both South West Express and Great Southern Express.

The Bunbury-based group ordered eight new-gen V8-powered Scania Trucks, each with Euro 6 compliant engines and producing 580hp.

Joining a number of other Scanias in the Express Group WA’s eye-catching white and yellow livery, the new prime movers replace earlier Scania R 560 and R 620 V8s.

Why go back for more Scania Trucks?

Business owner, Mark Mazza tells us that while reliability and sustainability were high priorities, so too was safety for drivers and other road users.

“We took the opportunity to embrace the new technologies on offer with the Scania Euro 6 vehicles, unlike most operators, who take a wait-and-see approach to innovation,”

“Safety is a main focus for us.”

“We share the roads with the general public, and we as an industry need to consider this at all times.”

Express Group traditionally turn their vehicles over every five years, that was the case with the retiring prime movers, each of which was taken care of under Scania maintenance contracts.

Michael Berti, Regional Executive Manager for Scania WA, says the Euro 6 powertrain has been designed to not only lower emissions, but use less fuel too.

“Teamed with Scania maintenance plans, we are able to not only reduce fuel consumption and emissions but ensure higher uptime for customers,”

“This is a win-win, for the industry and the environment.”

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Heavy Vehicles. With more than 20 years experience in the media, including more than 10 years heading up the car publication - Behind the Wheel, Joel is passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the Australian road transport industry. Prior to his media career Joel worked for a number of years as a bus, truck and delivery driver.

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