Use and responsibility

Scania’s bodywork information is primarily intended for bodybuilders and applies to all bodywork and conversions on Scania truck chassis and complete trucks.

Prerequisities

The bodybuilder is expected to have the following knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of the Scania truck range.
  • Necessary professional knowledge of truck bodywork and bodybuilding.
  • Knowledge of operating conditions for the application in question.

Requirements for documented inspection

After each piece of bodybuilding or conversion work, the bodybuilder shall certify that the bodywork and bodybuilding has been carried out in accordance with Scania bodybuilding instructions.

A quality and safety inspection, as well as a declaration of conformity, is obligatory.

More information:

The Declaration of Conformity can be digitally signed with a mobile phone or printed from the home page and signed manually.

Proceed as follows:

On the homepage, select digital or manual signing:

NOTE!

Local exceptions occur, e.g. in Germany. Please see information about the handling of these documents on the market-specific page under Local information.

Digital signing

  1. Fill in the fields that do not have auto-generated information from the personal Scania account.
  2. Check the box to confirm that the quality and safety inspection has been carried out in accordance with Scania's instructions.
  3. Check one of the following boxes:
    No deviations, if Scania's instructions have been followed without deviations.
    Deviations have been documented and communicated with Scania, , including the case number, (FQCA No.).
  4. To send the document to Scania, click on Submit.
    The data is registered and displayed on the screen. 
  5. Check that they are correct and click on Next
    A PIN code will be sent to the issuer’s/author’s mobile phone.
  6. Sign the document with the PIN code.
    The signed document is saved in Scania's product information system (SPII), and a copy is sent to the issuer/author, who saves this according to his or her own needs. 

Manual signing

  1. Complete and print two copies of the "Declaration of Conformity".
  2. Check that the information is correct and sign the document.
  3. Position one copy in the cab near the Driver’s Manual. The Driver’s Manual is usually placed under the bunk or in one of the storage compartments in the cab.
  4. Save a copy for your own archiving.

The Pre-delivery inspection documents: Checklist and Declaration of Conformity may be replaced by the bodybuilder’s inspection documentation. This documentation must be approved by Scania. Contact an authorised representative of a Scania dealer who applies for approval.

Regulations

In order to fulfil the requirements of the whole vehicle type approval directive 2007/46/EC, it is important that both Scania’s bodywork instructions and national regulations are followed when carrying out bodybuilding and conversion work on Scania trucks.

More information on whole vehicle type approval can be found in the document Type approval of vehicles within the EU.

Bodywork instructions often allow the bodybuilder freedom to form and select material and to design the bodywork to suit the customer's purpose and needs.

Contact a Scania dealer or distributor if you have any questions that are not answered in Scania’s bodywork instructions. Where appropriate, the rules and regulations for CE marking must be followed. More information can be found under the heading CE marking.

Bodybuilding

All bodybuilding must be carried out in accordance with Scania’s bodywork instructions. With bodywork not described in Scania bodywork instructions, the bodybuilder must contact an authorised representative of a Scania dealer who applies for approval. Otherwise the factory warranty will not apply.

Contact a Scania dealer in order to check the following:

  • Whether parameters need to be adjusted or software updated.
  • That the bodybuilding can be carried out.
  • Whether the bodybuilding affects certificates or legal requirements

This applies to both new and used trucks.

Conversion work

All conversion work must be carried out in accordance with Scania’s bodywork instructions. An authorised representative from a Scania dealer must approve any conversion work not described in Scania’s bodywork instructions. Otherwise the factory warranty will not apply.

Contact a Scania dealer in order to check the following:

  • Whether parameters need to be adjusted or software updated.
  • That the conversion can be carried out.
  • Whether the conversion affects the certificate or legal requirements

This applies to both new and used trucks.

Responsibility

Scania can only provide information and recommendations based on known conditions and properties.

The bodybuilder is responsible for the following:

  • The chassis components should retain their original function and quality after bodybuilding is complete.
  • The bodywork must fulfil legal, safety and suitability requirements.
  • The characteristics of the complete vehicle to the extent that these are affected by the bodywork.

Both the Scania dealer and the bodybuilder are responsible vis-à-vis the customer for ensuring that the necessary instructions and information accompany the vehicle on delivery.

CE marking

Trucks fitted with some type of bodywork (crane, tail lift, demountable body, machine-driven winches, tipper body, etc.) that is defined as machinery 1 and is available on the market in an EU or EFTA country must, in addition to Scania’s bodywork information, also follow the requirements in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

The bodybuilder is responsible for the following:

  • That the CE marking of the machinery and the required documentation2 are delivered with the vehicle.
  • That the technical documentation is archived. It shall be possible to produce the documentation upon request for a period of at least 10 years after the most recently produced unit during individual/series production or throughout the entire service life of the vehicle.

If the bodybuilder fits a unit that is already CE marked, then the bodybuilder must follow all instructions and directions that apply to the unit in question. Also in such cases, the necessary documentation2 must be supplied with the vehicle.

  1. An assembled unit that is fitted with or is intended to be fitted with an operating system that consists of interconnected parts or components, of which at least one is moving.
  2. Documentation that ensures safe use of the machinery throughout its entire service life. This applies to everything from mounting, installation, use, service and maintenance to dismantling and recovery.