Independent transport operator Gregory Distribution has declared Scania its preferred supplier, following detailed comparative fuel trials involving vehicles from four truck manufacturers.

Fuel trials lead to 300 Scania trucks orderThree hundred Scania trucks are now set to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator over the coming three years.

Equating to the replacement of two-thirds of the company’s fleet, the bulk of these trucks will be delivered during this year and 2013.

Given the operator’s involvement in several industries, the order comprises a mix of trucks. For its general haulage operations, two tractor unit types – the R 420 LA6x2MNA tag axle and the R 420 LA6x2/2 pusher axle, both with Scania Highline cab – have been chosen.