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  • Ringway has added three new Volvo FE 6x2 rigid trucks to its expansive fleet, with low-entry cabs to improve the safety of vulnerable road users, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as providing a better working environment for its drivers.

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  • Redditch-based Kelly Plant Hire has become the first operator in the UK to put the new Volvo FM into operation in a road sweeper application. The FORS Gold-accredited fleet has taken delivery of three FM 380 Globetrotter 4x2 rigids riding on rear air-suspension and mounted with Back to Black rear suction sweeper bodywork, from The Bucher Group.

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  • Logistics specialist Suttons Tankers has taken delivery of 14 new Volvo FMXs, the first rigids to join its fleet, after being impressed by the performance of a demonstrator supplied by local dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials.

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  • Burton-based Willshees Waste & Recycling has added three new Volvo trucks – two FM 8x4 rigids and one FH Globetrotter 6x2 tractor unit – to its rapidly growing fleet.

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  • Warton Freight Services has marked 30 years in the haulage industry by putting a new Volvo FH 8x2 rigid onto the road, equipped with a 70-tonne/metre Fassi crane.

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  • KPH Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Volvo FM 8x2 rigid with beavertail body and split hydraulic double flip ramps, which it will use to deliver its extensive fleet of plant equipment including excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and rollers.

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  • Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland has appointed its first Head of e-Mobility, just weeks after opening the order books for its all-new Volvo FH, FM and FMX Electric heavy-duty trucks – which meet the demands from society and customers for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions.

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  • Gloucestershire-based William Gilder has put a new Volvo FH Globetrotter 8x4 Tridem into service, equipped with a top-of-the-range DISAB air mover body. The truck is part of a wider order that will see 10 new model FH tractor units also join the business’s 75-strong fleet.

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  • AB2K, one of Scotland’s largest providers of heavy plant and now part of Quattro Group, is upgrading its fleet with six new flagship Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor units.

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  • Thomas Hardie Commercials has put its first new Volvo FH Globetrotter demonstrator into service, featuring a unique, eye-catching livery to help raise funds and awareness for Derian House Children’s Hospice, which helps young people and their families across North West England.

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  • Manfreight has continued its long association with Volvo Trucks, by becoming the first operator in Northern Ireland to put the latest model of FH on the road. Supplied by Dennison Commercials, the 10 tractor units feature updated styling, enhanced fuel-saving features and a driver-focused interior incorporating a fully digital 12-inch high-res instrument display.

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  • To improve safety, Volvo Trucks has developed an acoustic alert system with unique sounds for its electric truck models. The alert – designed to be pleasant and unobtrusive, both for the driver and others close by – will increase safety by making pedestrians, cyclists and other road users aware of approaching trucks, which would otherwise be nearly silent.

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  • Worthing-based AD Fuels has grown its fleet with the addition of four ADR-spec Volvo FH LNG 6x2 tractor units, in response to the surge in demand for transporting LNG.

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  • Hako Machines has added a new Volvo FL to its demonstration and delivery fleet to help the business transport its growing range of road sweepers and scrubber driers. The cleaning and municipal machinery firm now operates four trucks in total, all of which are Volvos.

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  • North West England’s Thomas Hardie Commercials has been crowned Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s ‘Dealer of the Year 2020’, retaining its title for the third time in a row.

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  • Peak Waste Recycling has continued its long association with Volvo Trucks, adding two 16-tonne FLs and one 18-tonne FE – each with skip loader bodies – to its rapidly expanding fleet.

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  • Bradford-based Shipley Transport Services has extended its relationship with Volvo Trucks after taking delivery of four new ultra-fuel-efficient Volvo FH with I-Save tractor units, each specified with a premium Globetrotter XL cab.

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  • Bradford-based Expect Distribution has returned to Volvo Trucks – adding six new FH 6x2 tractor units to its busy fleet, having been impressed with the fuel consumption of a demonstrator vehicle.

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  • Melksham-based Broughton Transport is bringing Volvo Trucks back into the fold after taking delivery of a new FH 500 pusher axle tractor unit with Globetrotter XL cab – more than 10 years after the last Volvo left its fleet.

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  • With sales starting this year of three new heavy-duty all-electric models, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in electrification of heavy road transport.

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