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Bulk transport operator M E Saunders & Sons has taken delivery of a new Volvo FM 500 Globetrotter 6x2 tractor unit, with two more set to follow. The three new FMs replace trucks from a rival manufacturer in the business’ 18-strong fleet.
Sausage manufacturer James T Blakeman and Co. Ltd has taken delivery of three Volvo FH Globetrotter XL trucks having taken the decision to switch its entire distribution fleet to the Swedish manufacturer.
Warrington-based United Utilities has taken delivery of two new Volvo FMX 6x4 tractor units with sleeper cabs, for operation with bulk tipping trailers on the bioresources side of its business.
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.
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.
Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd has placed a distinctly liveried Volvo FH Globetrotter into service for Tiger Safety Team, a newly formed not-for-profit part of Tiger Trailers. Its primary use will be to visit schools in Cheshire throughout 2022 and beyond, teaching children how to stay safe around large vehicles through practical lessons using the tractor unit coupled with a curtainsider trailer.
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.
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.
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