“Two of the most important elements of the service we provide our customers is quality and reliability,” says K B Event Director, Stuart McPherson. “In an industry where reputations take years to build but only hours to destroy, compromise on any aspect of our service criteria is not an option. The high level of quality we provide is reflected in our staff and also in the equipment we use.
“Having chosen Scania Topline tractor units for the first time two years ago, we were more than happy with their performance and the profile the trucks presented. The low maintenance cost of the vehicles, coupled with the strong MPG return shown by our Scania fleet allows us to remain competitive in a financially-sensitive market sector.
“Therefore when we decided to further increase our tractor and rigid fleet earlier this year, it was a logical choice to once again choose Scania.”
The trucks supplied to K B Event have been specified to cover the wide variety of operational demands placed upon the company. K B Event is employed to transport equipment for projects as diverse as Microsoft’s premier event ‘Tech Ed’ held in Barcelona, leading UK rock band Stereophonics’ European tour or supplying all of the wheeled resource for Radio 1 Love Parade in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Four of the vehicles are Scania Topline R124LA4x2LB 420 full air-suspension, low-height tractor units. With a plated gross vehicle weight of 38 tonnes, these trucks are hauling the company’s fleet of high-specification mega-cube trailers. The remaining six new vehicles are all rigids, comprising two R94GB4x2NA 260 18-tonners and four P94DB4x2NB 260s with full air-suspension for demountable drawbar operations. This further increases Scania’s profile within the K B Group’s existing fleet to a total of eight Topline tractor units and 12 rigids.
All of the company’s R-cabbed Scanias are being used on national and international work, while the P-cabbed trucks are running on domestic haulage operations.