WIKAB, a sports and road construction company with 40 years of experience, has introduced the Scania L 280 TMA-truck with Scania City Door, a low-entry truck designed to excel in challenging traffic environments. 


Swedish-based WIKAB, consisting of 30 employees and a fleet of 16 vehicles, specialises in various transportation and roadwork tasks. Additionally, it provides assistance to other municipal and private operators, prioritising road safety in its operations. According to Patrick Wik, the manager and co-owner of WIKAB, “Advanced traffic safety is always on our agenda. We protect other companies and authorities in construction and maintenance work on the roads in the area.” He highlights the safety and ergonomic features of the new Scania L 280, such as its low-entry design and broad instep, which enhance manoeuverability and facilitate easy access to the driving position.

One of the key assignments for WIKAB is handling TMA-vehicles, also known as Truck Mounted Attenuators. These vehicles serve as information sign carriers and collision dampers, safeguarding the people and vehicles involved in roadwork, particularly during night shifts. WIKAB’s fleet comprises a mix of service vehicles equipped with cranes, hook-lifts, flatbeds, refuse collectors, and TMA-trucks.

“We have TMA-trucks with S- and R-cabs which are good for many tasks, but we wanted a new one with focus on safety in combination with better ergonomics. This new Scania low-entry cab puts the driver closer to the ground for better access to narrow places in tunnels or by road-side walls. My drivers can now safely and swiftly move in and out of the truck without having to open the driver door and be exposed to the traffic stream,”


The Scania L 280 TMA-truck is equipped with a Scania City Door on the right-hand side, while the driver’s seat is on the left. Thanks to the forward cab position of the Scania L 280, the engine tunnel does not obstruct cross-cab access, providing convenient mobility within the truck. The Scania City Door sets itself apart by not requiring external space to open, unlike conventional cab doors.

 “This new truck works perfectly, both in terms of ergonomics and safety. It feels safer to sit on this low level. You have many possibilities to sit comfortably, and it certainly feels like a Scania.” says Nicklas Jonsson, the first driver of the truck. “The visibility is great all around, not to mention the fixed position of the rear-view mirror on the right side. It never moves when you open the City Door, which eliminates the blind spot when driving and makes it much safer to exit to the side of the road.”