Kevan Morris, Area Sales Manager at Crossroads Truck and Bus Limited, Rotherham, supplied Hallam Express Ltd.'s five Volvos. The FH-540 6x2 tractor unit will serve as the company's flagship vehicle and its specification includes a Globetrotter Cab, Volvo D13K engine rated at 540hp and a 12-speed I-Shift Dual Clutch, automated manual transmission system.
In addition to metallic black cab paintwork and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, chassis side skirts from SB Components, a sliver finish front grille and Kelsa light bars all give this flagship a high presentation standard. Inside the driver Jack Garlic, who has clocked up over 25 years loyal service with the company, benefits from Volvo's Media Navigation Package, leather seats and a microwave oven. A rotating passenger seat and TV preparation will also add to overnight stops.
Hallam Express Ltd.'s two new Volvo FE-320 6x2 sleeper cab rigids are equipped with eight litre, 320hp Volvo diesel engines and I-Sync automated transmission systems. The 5800mm wheelbase chassis come with 28 foot Lawrence David curtainside bodies. The latter use Armour Sheet + load bearing curtains, 21mm Wistrans flooring and D'Hollandia cantilever tail lifts.
FORS Bronze members, Hallam Express Ltd also opted for an additional lower passenger door glazing panels, reversing and nearside camera systems, in addition to a cycle safety system.
Rounding off the latest delivery is a pair of FL-240 4x2 rigid chassis with 5600mm wheelbases. These 16 tonners feature Volvo's roomy Medium day cabs, in addition to D5K engines rated at 240hp. The pair's Lawrence David curtainside bodies carry a similar specification to the 26-tonne FEs, but with an overall length of 24 feet.
The five new trucks will also benefit from Volvo Gold Service Contracts that guarantee 100 per cent uptime. These will be carried out at Crossroads Truck and Bus Limited, Rotherham.
"I have a career long association with Volvo trucks that stretches back around 25 years,"notes David Simpson, Managing Director at Hallam Express Ltd., adding, "We choose Volvo because it's a quality product and that is what our staff require to deliver the highest customer service levels. The feedback from our drivers is also positive. We have a long established working partnership with Crossroads at Rotherham and at present, Volvo trucks account for over 90 per cent of our fleet."
Hallam Express Ltd. currently operates from depots in Sheffield and Chesterfield. The company combines a long established membership of The Pallet Network (TPN) Ltd with UK wide, full and part load general haulage, groupage operations and warehousing.