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28 September 2020
MAH UK Transport owner Michael Harry (who drives a Volvo himself) says, “I have run other marques over the years, but nothing compares to the reliability and driving performance of a Volvo.”
23 September 2020
Volvo points out that gas-powered trucks can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%, a figure that increases to as much as 100% when running on liquefied biogas.
18 September 2020
The trucks’ Volvo G13C engine provides the same horsepower, torque, and fuel efficiency of its diesel equivalent with dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions and potential for lower operating costs.
14 September 2020
The Volvo FH tractor units are powered by Volvo’s proven D13K Euro 6 Step D-compliant diesel engine producing up to 540 horsepower between 1,400 and 1,800 rpm.
8 September 2020
The driver training firm says it has often leased or bought used in the past, but a thorough comparison of the finances helped them decide it was time to buy.
28 August 2020
“They’ll be serviced and maintained through Volvo and we know from previous experience that we’ll receive fantastic support,” says Wincanton Technical Services Director Dave Rowlands.
20 August 2020
The specialty feed manufacturers also added two FH 6x2 tractor units to their fleet earlier this year.
19 August 2020
The dealer will ask customers who take the trucks out for evaluation to donate £100 per week to one of two worthy causes.
11 August 2020
The is the bulk haulage firm’s first Volvo Since 2011 is a tipper with lifting rear axle, which raises when the truck is empty to save fuel costs on unladen trips, then lowers automatically when the truck is loaded.
6 August 2020
Burgess says Volvo is “on the verge of the single-biggest introduction of new products in the company’s history.”
3 August 2020
The potato supplier from Tadcaster secured an FH 500 6x2 tractor with a D13K Euro 6 engine and Volvo’s Globetrotter cab on a four-year contract hire agreement with Crossroads Truck and Bus.
30 July 2020
The Swedish truck manufacturer says the FL is highly suitable for urban deliveries and other tasks, and it has the same legendary focus on safety and efficiency you’ve come to expect from a Volvo.
27 July 2020
MD Fergus McArdle says, “The Moog MBI 110-1,2/S underbridge unit is a sophisticated piece of equipment, and the Volvo FM is the ideal chassis to complement it.”
23 July 2020
The Volvo FE is a versatile vehicle that can handle more general applications, including local and regional distribution, as well as construction, refuse collection, and other vocational applications.
22 July 2020
Cotswold MD Dean Cooper reports that his drivers love the truck’s Globetrotter XL cab and Dual Clutch I-Shift gearbox.
16 July 2020
The order of the new trucks, which will run five days a week hauling shipping containers from Felixstowe throughout the UK, also marks the firm’s 40th anniversary.
9 July 2020
The team depends on the Volvo tractors to haul everything from its cars to hospitality equipment, parts and tools, and more.
8 July 2020
Coolsaet is an industry veteran who has been with Volvo for more than 20 years; his most recent role with the firm was MD of Volvo Trucks Germany.
7 July 2020
The truck maker says the FH Unlimited takes “the very definition of premium to the next level.”
6 July 2020
Two of the new trucks are 460-horsepower models configured with I-Save technology for maximum fuel efficiency during long-haul operations, and one is a 500-HP truck that will work around the clock.
22 June 2020
The haulier expects to keep the Volvos in operation for five years and run them up to about 100,000 kilometres per annum.
28 May 2020
I.T.S. plans to put more than 100,000 kilometres on the new FH each year hauling flour and general cargo.
22 May 2020
With its drivers being away for up to two weeks at a time, the Cambridgeshire-based haulier was focused on finding the most fuel-efficient option.
14 May 2020
The new truck was a replacement for another Volvo, an FM9 which the firm drove for 14 years and 700,000 kilometres.
6 May 2020
The firm has announced a partial resumption of work at plants in Belgium and Sweden, which produce finished trucks for the UK and Ireland and have been shut down since March due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

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