Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd

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  • 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.

  • Bolton-based J&P Vehicle Deliveries is operating the first two new model Volvo FM car transporter chassis to enter service in the UK, both specified to a high standard as part of the firm’s commitment to giving its drivers great trucks.

  • National provider of plant and site equipment, Garic, has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 8x2 rear-steer rigids and one Volvo FM Globetrotter 6x2 rigid, with several additional FMs to follow later in the year.

  • Karl Davies appointed as Customer Solutions Manager at Thomas Hardie Commercials covering the Lancaster area.

  • 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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