10% fuel saving, compared to the Scania European Truck Parts PGR range, makes the Scania New Generation the most fuel-efficient truck in South Africa.

With all industries adjusting to the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are seeing several changes, especially in the transport industry. With a shrinking economy, the transport industry faces several issues from rising operating costs, higher fuel prices and decreased revenues.

Nomonde Kweyi, General Manager, Marketing & Communications, Scania Southern Africa. “Scania has always been at the forefront of setting new standards in sustainable logistics solutions, improving the quality of our products while continuously improving the flows across every part of our supply chain, eliminates waste and allows us to challenge operating costs.”

Scania’s New European Truck Parts Generation sets new standards for the total cost of ownership, this should aid them in keeping running at a profit. Through a process of data monitoring across a fleet of Scania trucks during their daily operation, Scania has confirmed an average 10% fuel saving for this New Generation truck range. “Every Scania we make is equipped with smart technology, advanced sensors and wireless connectivity. We have thousands of constantly connected vehicles providing the data needed to make informed cost savings decisions,” explains Mark Erasmus, General Manager Sales, Scania Southern Africa.

Mark Erasmus, European Truck Parts Scania Southern Africa


Mark Erasmus, General Manager Sales, Scania Southern Africa

These new fuel savings when compared to the current Scania range now places the New Generation as the most fuel-efficient truck in South Africa,  “Fuel costs can equate to over a third of operators’ total operating costs,” says Erasmus, “Any improvement in fuel efficiency can provide drastic savings.” This is only the start for Scania. “The highest recorded fuel savings in the market provides our customers with the cost-savings needed to offset maintenance costs. By using the fuel savings, our customers can pay zero maintenance costs,” explains Erasmus.

Anywhere one can gain benefits or cut costs will ultimately contribute to your fleets total running cost. The lower the final figure the more competitive your company can be, “Across industries, including freight and logistics, construction, mining and agriculture, we know that maintenance costs absorb much-needed revenue and profit. The New Truck Generation has the potential to pay for its maintenance,” says Erasmus.

Scania South Africa sees the benefits of this as a game-changer and plant to keep focusing on improving efficiency to further benefit their customers and fight against ever-growing operating costs, “As challenging economic realities bite, Scania’s sustainable cost-efficiencies are driving our customers business ambitions and delivering increased profitability, that is helping them achieve otherwise elusive business growth,” says Erasmus.