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24 May 2022
The 16-tonners are equipped with dropside bodywork from Ranch Truck and Trailer, as well as HMF cranes to ease loading and deliveries.
18 May 2022
Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.
6 May 2022
“With up to 30% faster gear changing now possible using I-Shift, drivers will certainly experience a very positive difference,” says Volvo Trucks Heavy Duty Transmission Manager Pär Bergstrand.
29 April 2022
Each new truck has been equipped with a snowplough and gritter bodywork from Econ Engineering.
22 April 2022
“We did look at some other options, but the FM came out on top because we know they won’t let us down—you can’t afford to have vehicles off the road in this line of work,” says co-owner Rowland Saunders.
18 April 2022
“The driver is averaging 8.27 mpg in this new Volvo and he was getting around 7.4 mpg from the 520-horsepower truck he has just come out of,” says owner Norman Young.
11 April 2022
The firm’s latest acquisition is a Volvo FMX equipped with a 540-horsepower D13K engine and an MTS triple fan suction excavator.
25 March 2022
The firm reports that roughly a third of its 118-truck fleet are Volvos, each of which runs six days a week for a total of about 140,000 kilometres each year.
18 March 2022
The firms expect that the new tractor units will result in a 30% network-wide reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
11 March 2022
“During the summer it gets really busy and the guys can be away for four to five weeks at a time, all across Europe, so it’s important they are happy in their working environment,” says owner Gary Bath.
9 March 2022
“We’re very impressed with the fuel figures, too; early indications show that the initial mpg return is far better than other trucks we have on the fleet,” says Operations Director Mark Henighan.
2 March 2022
The sausage manufacturer’s three new FH tractor units are spec’d with Globetrotter XL cabs and the Drive ++ and Living Plus packages for optimal driver comfort.
24 February 2022
Updated engine hardware, improved software that includes the new I-Torque function, and more refined aerodynamics add up to even greater fuel efficiency.
23 February 2022
A recent report from IHS Markit shows Volvo Trucks has a 42% market share.
22 February 2022
“They have always produced a quality product, and when we decided to get something for Chris to celebrate his 25th anniversary, he was very clear in his choice,” says proprietor Trevor Pye.
21 February 2022
“Volvo has been awarded the contract for the past two renewals as its vehicles have consistently proven to be the best fit for our operation,” says United Utilities’ Martin Shaw.
8 February 2022
Maritime Transport Fleet Director Paul Heyhoe says the haulier’s fleet now totals 1,150 trucks and will consist of roughly 50% Volvos once all ordered FH trucks are delivered.
1 February 2022
“We originally took on eight back in 2019, and they’ve averaged around 11 mpg, which we are very happy with,” says owner Lee Harrison.
28 January 2022
The truck’s greater payload means the aggregates and concrete supplier can maximise every trip, ultimately saving time and money.
27 January 2022
“The new Volvo FH ticks all the boxes; our drivers work incredibly hard, so looking after them and giving them great trucks is really important for us as a business,” says Arnold Plant Hire Plant Manager Jason Caudwell.
10 January 2022
“We’ve gone for three-star-compliant trucks as forward planning on our part because I believe the DVS scheme will be rolled out across more cities sooner rather than later,” says A.F. Blakemore & Son Logistics Compliance Manager Dave Higgs.
6 January 2022
“We put our first LNG trucks on the road 18 months ago, and the reduction in carbon emissions have been clear to see,” says Gregory’s Director of Fleet, Property, and Procurement, Andrew Chapple.
22 December 2021
“We have a strong history of working with Volvo and, looking ahead, they will have the lion’s share of our fleet,” says Carr’s Flour Distribution Manager Drew Edwards.
14 December 2021
“Before committing to Volvo, we did look closely at rival marques, but none of them could really compete,” says Ladyroyd Garage owner David Thornes.
6 December 2021
“Running on biomethane allows us to make a significant and immediate reduction to the carbon footprint of these vehicles vs. the diesel models they replace,” says Samworth Transport Manager Dave Alexander.

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