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InHealth Adds New Scania S 500 Trucks For Mobile Healthcare Operations

InHealth recently added two new Scania S 500 tractor units to its fleet of 35 trucks and 110 trailers. (Photo courtesy of Scania.)

Diagnostic and healthcare solution provider InHealth recently purchased two new Scania S 500 tractor units, complete with five-year repair and maintenance contracts based on accumulating 80,000 kilometres per year over the duration. The twin-steer, Highline trucks are both powered by 13-litre 500-horsepower engines and feature Opticruise automatic transmissions.

“We are delighted to welcome these first two new generation Scania trucks into our fleet,” says Graham Ogden, director of operations for InHealth. “In addition to proven fuel economy and aftersales service we can rely on, purchasing trucks with a low environmental impact was a key factor underpinning our decision to opt for Scania. As an organisation, we keep a conscious eye on being as green as possible and were impressed by Scania's approach to sustainability.”

An Important Addition

InHealth currently operates a fleet of 35 trucks and 110 trailers that it uses to provide service to “NHS trusts, community health centres, and private hospitals,” Scania explains. The trailers include mobile MRI, CT, and PET CT scanners as well as the equipment necessary for performing endoscopy, audiology, mammography, x-rays, and much more. InHealth can also set up a CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) unit with six trailers “linked together to provide a fully equipped temporary medical facility,” IVECO says.

The trucks will haul trailers carrying everything from MRI, CT, and PET CT machines to equipment for endoscopy, audiology, and other applications. (Photo courtesy of Scania.)

Keeping The Driver In Mind

Once onsite, drivers are responsible for setting the trailer up and checking equipment to make sure its operating properly before healthcare professionals arrive. For that reason, driver input played a major role in the buying process. “I have to add that our drivers wanted Scania,” says Ogden. “Ultimately, the trucks are their workplace, their office, and their personal home during the week, so we endeavour to respect their opinions when it comes to vehicle selection. We look to provide high-specification trucks, which we allow our drivers to enhance with accessories of their choice, providing it does not detract from the brand or our own image. Consequently, we have some great-looking trucks in the fleet and our overall driver retention rate is good.”

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Posted On 30 August 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : scania tractors with sleeper
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