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Harrisons Transport has taken delivery of five new Volvo FH 460 with I-Save tractor units, equipped with Globetrotter XL cabs. The order was placed after the Preston-based business averaged 11 mpg with its first batch of Volvo’s ultra-efficient turbo compound engine trucks, which have been in service since 2019.
Nottingham-based Erewash Commercials has taken delivery of a new Volvo FM Globetrotter Lite 6x2 tractor unit weighing in at just over 8,000kg with fuel and tipping gear – bringing huge payload advantages for the customer.
Stockport-based Arnold Plant Hire has replaced an older six-wheeler in its fleet with a new Volvo FH 420 Globetrotter 8x2 rigid, featuring an electro-hydraulic steered rear axle to maximise manoeuvrability when delivering to sites with limited access.
Ten new Volvo FM 6x2 tractor units have been delivered into A.F. Blakemore & Son’s food distribution fleet, each meeting Transport for London’s three-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating.
Gregory Distribution is extending the use of Bio-LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) into its milk transhipment operation, with the arrival this week of 12 new Volvo FM Globetrotter LNG 6x2 tractor units for its Cullompton base – each expected to clock-up 200,000 km per year for the next five years.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of its Maldon Mill, Carr’s Flour has put a new gold liveried Volvo FH Globetrotter XL into service.
Bradford-based Ladyroyd Garage has taken delivery of its first ever Volvo truck on the back of a glowing recommendation from another operator. The new Volvo FL 4x2 rigid with rear air suspension has been brought in to help the business transport the larger vehicles it recovers.
Samworth Brothers Supply Chain has introduced the first LNG-powered trucks into its fleet, following a four-week trial with a demonstrator provided by the local Volvo Trucks dealer.
Midlands-based Hartshorne Group has won the inaugural Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland Sustainability Award for its commitment to the environment.
Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 new Volvo FMX 8x4 tippers, replacing a rival manufacturer’s trucks in the business’ busy muckaway fleet.
Bolton-based asphalt and aggregate specialist, A&F Haulage, has put 10 new Volvo FM 8x4 tippers into operation, with a further 20 expected to follow in early 2022. The new arrivals join 54 existing Volvos in the company’s 104-strong fleet.
Blackpool-based Fox Group has placed a landmark order which is expected to see it become the first tipper operator in the UK to begin the transition from diesel to electric vehicles, following an order placed with Thomas Hardie Commercials for two Volvo FE Electric 6x2 tippers.
Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland has been named Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s Dealer of the Year 2021.
North County Cork-based Crowley Transport (Churchtown) has unlocked significant fuel savings after taking delivery of its first Volvo FH 500 with I-Save earlier this year, with the truck averaging an impressive 27 l/100km (10.46 mpg).
Volvo Trucks is introducing several important new updates to its 11 and 13-litre Euro-6 engines that will further improve fuel consumption and drivability.
Wales’ largest family-owned independent logistics, warehousing, pallet network and express delivery company, Owens Group, is to replace 90 per cent of the trucks operating out of its Carrington site in Greater Manchester with Volvo FH 460 Globetrotter tractor units. The new vehicles will be delivered in three tranches over the next nine months, as part of a landmark deal cementing the customer’s first Volvo order since 2005.
Ten years after completing his apprenticeship at Thomas Hardie Commercials, Sam Archer, now Director of Fleetwood-based family firm Archway Haulage, has taken delivery of his first new truck in five years.
Western Fuel has added its first new Volvos to its 26-strong tanker delivery fleet, putting two FL 4x2 rigids into service. The trucks replace older vehicles at the Bridgwater-based business and will be used to deliver kerosene, diesel and gas oil to a wide customer base across the south west.
Mid Glamorgan-based Alan Price & Sons has put a new Volvo FH 540 Dual Clutch with a Globetrotter XL cab into service, ordered specifically to reward long-standing driver, Gary Hughes, who has been committed to the business for more than 40 years.
The driver-focused working environment of Volvo’s latest model FH Globetrotter, plus the aftersales support from the local Volvo dealer, has led Walkers Transport to add a further three 6x2 pusher axle tractor units to its expanding fleet.
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