Billy Bowie Special Projects, a waste management company based in Kilmarnock, Scotland, recently purchased six IVECO Stralis trucks, all sporting the company’s trademark yellow livery. The 44-tonne 6x2 tractor units feature Hi-Way cabs and 11.1-litre Cursor 11 diesel engines that produce 460 horsepower and 2,150 newton-metres of torque. The company will pair them with Crossland aluminium tanker trailers with 30-tonne capacities.
Billy Bowie has been an IVECO customer since 1999 and has a mixed fleet of 130 vehicles, including Eurocargo, Stralis, and Trakker models. Each new truck is covered by a six-year repair and maintenance package, which will help them run six days a week and accumulate 100,000 kilometres per year.
“The Stralis is a great fit for our tanker work and we always get excellent service from the dealer network. It was only natural IVECO would be top of my shopping list when we needed to expand the fleet,” says the company’s owner, Billy Bowie. “Our drivers also love the Hi-Way cab and say it offers much more usable space than in other trucks they’ve driven. Driver comfort is really important to us, so opting for a big premium cab makes a lot of sense; plus, we’ve added some optional extras including a 50-litre maxi fridge and full climate control.”
Other Standout Features
IVECO says that Billy Bowie Special Project has “one of the largest Stralis fleet in Scotland,” and a major reason for this is that the company values the HI-SCR technology in IVECO’s Euro VI engines. The exhaust treatment system not only reduces emissions, but also reduces fuel consumption and improves efficiency. Another selling point is the Hi-Way cab, which has an internal height of just under two metres and a living space of more than 10 cubic metres. With more than 30 storage compartments, a High Comfort bunk, and other driver comfort features, the Stralis Hi-Way is an excellent vehicle for “long-distance work,” IVECO says.