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HTF Transport Place order for new 8×2 Scania unit and a PM65024 lorry loader

HTF transport have placed an order with Scania West Pennine and truck and marine cranes to put another 8X2 rigid rear mounted hiab vehicle on the road in the new year. We have decided to go with the Scania for the build quality and years of reliable service. At HTF Transport we have operated a number of Scanias over the years and we know it’s a reliable, versatile and quality truck. The axle configuration is key with the 8×2 with the rear steering axle allows the maximum payload with the highest level of maneuverability.

HTF have decided to go with the PM65024 Hiab after the success of the PM53025 that has been operated for the past 24months. With the positioning of the crane at the rear of the vehicle allows close up heavy lifting and with the addition of a three axle draw bar trailer increases the gross train weight to 44,000kg making the entire combination a very useful set up.

The vehicle will be fully ADR compliant to allow the transportation of IBC’s containing gas oil up to 3000L and empty 20,000L tank containers for bulk site fuel storage, As well as this the vehicle will be fitted with a removable barrier system to allow driver access and egress onto the back of the vehicle safely.

This new vehicle will also be fitted with the state of the art 360 camera system with a monitor inside the vehicle to assist the driver and reduce the risk to venerable road users. Alongside the cameras the vehicle will be fitted with Tom Tom telematics and tracking to monitor the progress, Fuel consumption and drivers hours compliance on the go.

We are looking forward to the completion of this vehicle in the New Year but updates on the build progress will be shared on the HTF Transport Facebook page and this news section.


2 New tractor units hit the road

The decision was made to continue the fleet regeneration the August with the purchase of 2 used 2011 Scania tractor units. Although used, these two vehicles will be replacing much older 2004 units.

With this in mind, an increased fuel economy would help make savings on fuel costs and in turn reduce the environmental impact, running a cleaner, newer and more economic vehicle. Both units have been purchased with the London emissions in mind, this meaning the euro 5 vehicles can enter the capitals centre without any additional charges.

As with all the vehicles purchased not the tom tom telematics and tracking has been transferred into the new vehicles to allow traffic planners to route and scheduled the vehicles to optimise the drivers working time, monitor compliance and monitor idling. As well as this the new units have been fitted with state of the art vehicle CCTV, Protecting the driver, public and vulnerable road users. The cameras record onto a SSD drive in the vehicles, saved and can be accessed in the event of an accident or incident.

Being FORS registered and working a lot in built up areas the camera system is a priceless piece of kit.


HTF add another Iveco to the fleet

HTF Transport have taken the step to increase the number of hiab vehicles in the fleet with the addition of the new Iveco Strallis tractor unit, complete with a Palfinger PK62002-EH.

The vehicle has a vast array off applications with the cranes reach of 16.1m, lifting 3,000kg allowing lifts over a fair distance. it also lifts 12,600 kg at 4.2m. this allows the loading and transporting of heavy machines and plant without the need of mobile cranes. Reducing costs and space needed on sites.

The Vehicle also has a 33 ft MAC tri deck, tri axle trailer with a front lift axle making it a very maneuverable vehicle.


Moving with the times

HTF Transport now operate the latest TOM TOM vehicle tracking and telemetry system. This allows up to date information on the vehicles position and activity. All the vehicles are fitted with the latest TOM TOM Pro navigation devices to give up to date traffic information live to the driver, this along with the TOM TOM smart route planning HTF will be lowering the carbon footprint. helping reduce the impact road haulage has on the environment.

The system allows individual trips to be reviewed and information provided such as trip mileage, amount of CO2 produced and how much fuel has been used, this can be used by customers that wish to record and quantify the distance it takes to deliver their goods.