Select Country

Volvo FH Takes The Pressure At MLG Transport

MLG Transport recently purchased its first Volvo truck, an FH500 model with a Globetrotter cab, D13K engine, and 12-speed I-Shift automated transmission. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

MLG Transport, founded in 1991 and based in Elgin, recently bought its first Volvo truck from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland in Inverness. The 6x2 rear steer Volvo FH500 tractor features a Globetrotter Cab, Volvo D13K engine that produces up to 500 horsepower, a 12-speed I-Shift automated transmission, and a tyre pressure control system on both the drive and tag axles, which helps the truck operate well in on- or off-road applications. The truck will be used primarily for timber transport.

The truck sports a Cappuccino Brown Pearl paint colour, which is a new option for Volvo Trucks. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

“In 27 years of business, this is the first time we’ve bought a Volvo truck,” says Michael Gradon, a partner at MLG Transport. “It’s early days yet, but so far, so good. The driver likes it and the I-Shift gearbox seems particularly refined. To guarantee 100 percent uptime, MLG Transport opted for a three-year Volvo Gold Service Contract. We will carry out the six weekly inspections back at base and Volvo’s Gold Contract was an attractive option, both operationally and financially.”

Other Features

On the exterior, you’ll find MLG Transport’s livery set against Volvo’s new Cappuccino Brown Pearl paint colour as well as a red chassis and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels. On the interior, MLG opted for a single bunk living compartment, leather seats, a refrigerator, and microwave. The FH also has a Jost JSK fifth wheel, chequer plate chassis infills, and a hydraulic kit. MLG Transport will take advantage of Volvo’s Dynafleet fleet management platform (accessible via the Dynafleet app) to improve its operational efficiency and monitor the health of its trucks.

Posted On 25 June 2018
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : volvo
  Blog Archive
East Midlands’ JC Balls & Sons Specifies MirrorCam Feature In Its New Mercedes-Benz Arocs Truck
MirrorCam eliminates a truck’s side mirrors and replaces them with a system of cameras, which feed live video to 15-inch displays mounted in the cab on the two A-pillars. ...
Read More
Maritime Transport Wraps Up Acquisition Of 100 New Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks
The firm’s recent order represents its first new trucks to bear the three-pointed star since 2017. ...
Read More
MAN Truck & Bus At Work On The ANITA Project’s Self-Driving Vehicles For Hub-To-Hub Logistics Routes
After the development and implementation phase, the software and an autonomous MAN truck—with a safety driver on board—will begin testing in real-world operations in Ulm. ...
Read More
Scania Partnering To Test Feasibility Of Long-Haul Electrified Trucks Powered By Overhead Wires
The electric road system is seen as one of the most technically viable and economically attractive options for the electrification of heavy-duty trucks because it uses known and available technologies in new ways. ...
Read More
Waste Management Specialist Receives Two High-Spec Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Select Environmental Services has purchased trucks from other manufacturers in the past, but chose dealer City West Commercials because they “tick every box” on every order, the firm says. ...
Read More
Isuzu 3.5-Tonne Grafter Wins 9th Consecutive Best Builders’ Truck Award
Trade Van Driver’s annual awards are judged by the magazine’s expert panel of journalists and readers who use light commercial vehicles. ...
Read More
Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
Read More
IVECO Launches Projects To Promote The Benefits Of Natural Gas & Its Key Role In Decarbonizing Transport
?The “IVECO Ambassador” programme aims to raise awareness of the brand’s values on different themes. ...
Read More
IVECO’s Brescia, Italy, Production Plant Manufactures 600,000th Eurocargo
The milestone-setting Eurocargo is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), which Plant Director Marco Colonna says reaffirms IVECO’s commitment to sustainable transportation. ...
Read More
PRM Green Technologies Sticks With Mercedes-Benz Actros For Equipment Recycling Transport
The firm has acquired a second Mercedes-Benz Actros 2540 LnR, this one a member of the fifth-generation Actros range introduced to the UK in 2019. ...
Read More