The transport company Pra Frente Brasil has invested in 92 additional Scania trucks. Not surprising, since it has found that the Scania fleet management system has been a real game changer for them.
In addition to the 10–12 percent fuel savings achieved with the new Scania trucks, the company reaches an additional 3–5 percent reduction thanks to Scania’s technology for instant analysis. “Our master driver analyses driver data every day,” says Fleet and Maintenance Director Antonio Deoclides Zini junior. “We always take a closer look at the ten weakest performing vehicles and are improving our processes to help drivers to reach the highest level. And for that, you need to handle the truck in the best possible way.”
The whole nation was moved by the progress and companionship of the successful Brazilian 1970 World Cup football team ‘Pra Frente Brasil’. It inspired to the name of the company. “At that time I was working as a truck driver instructor, and in 1987 my brother and I started a transport company,” says the founder and president, Antonio Deoclides Zini senior.
The family business has 400 trucks
The passion for transportation came, in turn from his father who purchased the family’s first truck back in 1962. Since then the company has grown – as has the family. The 92 new Scania trucks of various configurations and effect are needed for their further expansion. Antonio senior and his wife operate the fleet from the city of Cascavel, some 900 km southwest of São Paulo, and all of their four children work in their business. With 400 trucks, of which 92 percent are Scania, they primarily carry out deliveries of fuel and refrigerated foods.
Antonio Deoclides Zini senior likes to view the big picture and the total operating economy. He has only one recommendation to others that want to ‘move forward’ in the transport business. “Buy a Scania. Today, it may seem expensive, tomorrow it will be cheaper. Scania will help you grow.”