Citing fuel efficiency, back-up and above all else reliability as key factors in their choice of Scania, third-generation family-run Bacton Transport drives business growth with the addition of 11 trucks.
With a clear vision for the future, the Suffolk haulier relies on their 70-strong mixed marque fleet to move customers freight every day; meaning uptime is crucial. That is why when looking for further trucks, returning to the Swedish marque was an easy decision.
Supplied by James Crouch, Sales Manager at TruckEast Limited, the new Scania’s have hit the ground running within Bacton’s busy operation and will be based at their head office in Woolpit. The full order consisted of 5 x G 320 6×2 rigids with a curtainside body by Laurence David and a tuckaway tail-lift, alongside 6 x R 460 6×2/2 with the latest Super powertrain. All trucks have been specified with a sleeper highline variant, opting for a more spacious working environment, and increasing comfort levels.
“Driver comfort is important to us, some of them are out all week in their trucks, so we pay close attention to the trucks we choose. We know they are big fans of the Scania as they offer a great working environment and over time, we’ve worked closely with TruckEast to adapt the spec of our vehicles, now having a truck that really suits our needs,” comments Director Edward Downie.
Having operated Scania for over 30 years, the product has proven itself time and again for the Suffolk haulier. “Reliability is a big factor for haulage businesses, and the Scania proves it’s up to the job. What’s more, our trucks don’t ever spend long in the workshop,” states Edward.
“But it’s not all about the product. We’ve built a great working relationship with TruckEast over the last 30 years. The team at our local branch is so flexible and the support is just what you want from a supplier,” he continues.
Operating across the UK and to support the increase in construction work, the trucks will clock up to 140,000kms annually. Backed by a 7-year R & M, the trucks will be maintained by TruckEast Bury St Edmunds. “They’ve always supported us with our trucks, we feel looked after, and what’s more, the location couldn’t be more convenient – it’s ideal.”
First established in 1932, Bacton Transport began its roots in haulage by supporting the family farm. Fast forward over 90 years, the firm now has two operating centres, Woolpit and Nottingham and has diversified into contract distribution: serving supermarkets, horticultural retailers, and pallet networks.

Source: bacton transport