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Hereford-based haulier Bayliss Bros has been blown away with the fuel figures of its new Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter 6x2 tractor unit, equipped with Volvo’s smooth shifting I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission.
WHC Hire Services, a company specialising in the supply of large plant to contractors, civil engineers, groundwork firms, builders and other commercial clients, is upgrading its fleet with two new Volvo FE 4x2 rigids.
Gloucestershire-based William Gilder has put a new Volvo FH Globetrotter 8x4 Tridem into service, equipped with a top-of-the-range DISAB air mover body. The truck is part of a wider order that will see 10 new model FH tractor units also join the business’s 75-strong fleet.
AB2K, one of Scotland’s largest providers of heavy plant and now part of Quattro Group, is upgrading its fleet with six new flagship Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor units.
To improve safety, Volvo Trucks has developed an acoustic alert system with unique sounds for its electric truck models. The alert – designed to be pleasant and unobtrusive, both for the driver and others close by – will increase safety by making pedestrians, cyclists and other road users aware of approaching trucks, which would otherwise be nearly silent.
Melksham-based Broughton Transport is bringing Volvo Trucks back into the fold after taking delivery of a new FH 500 pusher axle tractor unit with Globetrotter XL cab – more than 10 years after the last Volvo left its fleet.
Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission (AMT) innovation continues to be an important milestone in the industry, thanks to its positive impact on fuel consumption, vehicle performance, safety and driver comfort. By the end of 2020, more than one million Volvo Trucks around the world have been sold with I-Shift. And as we celebrate 20 years since its launch, this breakthrough powertrain technology is still being developed for future gains.
DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. The combined effort marks another important step towards climate neutral transport solutions.
Armstrong Logistics has taken delivery of five new Volvo FH LNG (liquified natural gas) trucks as part of the business’s strategy to reduce its carbon emissions and improve the long-term sustainability of its operation.
Aggregates business Elliotts (Cheltenham) is delighted with the payload capacity of its new Volvo FH Lite after upgrading from a second-hand model.
Asda is taking delivery of 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units in the run-up to Christmas peak trading, in what is believed to be the single largest order ever placed in the UK for heavy trucks running on renewable fuels.
The new Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX will be the first commercial heavy-duty trucks to come with Alexa built-in.
F.G. Bond & Son has taken delivery of a striking new Volvo FH 500 Dual Clutch 6x2 rigid, citing the truck’s impressive manoeuvrability and versatility as key to winning this latest order.
Simec Transport has put a new Volvo FH 500 6x2 tractor unit into service, featuring an ultraspacious Globetrotter XL cab, to help keep up with the increasing demand of its busy steel haulage operation.
Volvo Trucks has delivered the first FH Globetrotter LNG (liquified natural gas) tractor units into operation with Gregory Distribution, as part of a trial by the customer to test the suitability of LNG to replace diesel in its fleet of more than 1,000 trucks.
Removals firm Cotswold Carriers has added another Volvo heavy truck to its fleet with the addition of a new FH 6x2 rigid.
Timber specialist John McDermott has replaced its sole truck with a new Volvo FMX 8x4 Tridem supplied by the team at Truck and Bus Wales and West. The new arrival replaces a 10-year old Volvo FM 6x4 which had been purchased second-hand, and becomes the first brand new commercial vehicle ever operated by the Fordingbridge-based firm.
Volvo Trucks has launched the next-generation Volvo FM packed with improvements to the driver environment and innovations that deliver a higher level of comfort, safety and productivity. “Spacious and with exceptional visibility, the new Volvo FM heavy duty truck is designed to be the ultimate workplace on wheels in all segments,” states Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Trucks has launched its all new Volvo FMX with an entirely new cab, increased payloads and innovative safety features. With increased front axle loads of up to 20 tonnes and a 38 tonne bogie, the new Volvo FMX is built for the toughest conditions and most demanding assignments.
Volvo Trucks is introducing four new trucks, with a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity. “We are really proud of this big forward-looking investment. Our aim is to be our customers’ best business partner by making them even more competitive and help them attract the best drivers in an increasingly tough market,” says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks. The four heavy-duty trucks; Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX, represent about two thirds of Volvo Trucks’ deliveries.
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