Supplied by Steve Moon, Director at MC Truck and Bus Ltd, the new quartet are powered by Volvo D13K Euro-6 engines rated at 460hp matched to Volvo’s celebrated I-Shift automated manual transmission system. Each 4x2 tractor unit has twin fuel tanks and an interior two bed living package, but even with Volvo’s range topping Globetrotter XL Cab, the FHs still conform to Cranleigh Freight Services preferred 4.0m overall height limit.
The 3,800mm wheelbase FHs also come with front steel, rear air suspension and Dynafleet, Volvo’s Fleet Management system. Chassis side skirts and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels complement Cranleigh Freight Services’ subtle blue livery, to deliver the firm’s signature high presentation standards.
“I’ve known Steve Moon for around 25 years, so the sales and delivery process was seamless,” comments Graham Young, Joint Managing Director at Cranleigh Freight Services Ltd.
Graham adds. “Our new Volvo tractor units have been in service for just a few weeks, so it’s too early for any solid performance data, however, our initial impressions of the FHs are very positive; the drivers are happy with them and the fuel returns are good.”
Cranleigh Freight Services will deliver comprehensive in-house maintenance programmes for the new Volvo trucks.
“We have a team of four mechanics who look after our 75 vehicle fleet and the trailers. This gives us the ultimate flexibility to tailor our operations, many of which are subject to short notice. In the past we’ve run trucks for five years, but the new Volvos herald in a three-year retention period. The latter made a 36-month contract hire agreement attractive,” Graham concludes.
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Notes for Editors :
1. Cranleigh Freight Services was established in 1977 to provide quality transport services to Europe.
2. The company has since become one of South East England’s premier road transport providers offering European services, UK distribution and specialist logistics services, all of which are supplemented by a two man ‘white glove’ direct home delivery service.
For more information, please contact :
Nigel Hanwell, Press Officer, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland
Tel: +44 (0) 1926 414210
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Fax: +44 (0) 1926 414386