Scania has delivered 10 new P 450 6×4 prime movers to Visy Logistics in Melbourne, delivering Visy’s recycled cardboard products manufactured at its state-of-the-art factory in Truganina to customers across metropolitan Melbourne.
The ten Scania’s will form part of a programme called Ecolution, aimed at delivering a significant saving in fuel and reduction of exhaust emissions, keeping drivers focused on their behind-the-wheel performance.
The 13-litre engines are already among the most efficient available, and the prime movers are fitted with the standard Scania NTG safety package comprising lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and electronic stability control. In addition, all Scania NTG trucks feature side curtain airbags and a driver airbag mounted in the steering wheel.
The P 450s will be pulling new 26-pallet Krueger tautliner drop deck trailers under a 20 m PBS arrangement.
Visy’s drivers for these vehicles are put through the Scania driver training programme to fully familiarise themselves with the most efficient and safe way of driving the vehicles. Ongoing follow-up coaching with guided tips for improvement will continue for the 12-month term of the Ecolution trial.
By utilising the vast computing power of the Scania onboard Communicator and Scania’s global connectivity system, which has 360,000 vehicles connected, Visy fleet management will be able to monitor how the vehicles are being driven, highlight deviations and allow Scania’s driver trainers to keep the Visy drivers performing at peak efficiency levels.