Logistics and storage firm LTS Global Solutions of Bordesley Green in Birmingham recently added two new Volvo FH13-500 trucks to its fleet. The company recently went through a name change, going from LTS Distribution to LTS Global Solutions, and now offers a wide range of services, including warehousing, high-security and two-man services, air and sea freight, and much more. LTS also has a brand-new livery to show off, which it will display on its FH13 6x2 tractor units, the company’s first Volvo trucks.
Put Them To The Test
“We like to have two makes of vehicle running together, and the time seemed right to venture into Volvo,” says Dave Hands, Managing Director of LTS Global Solutions. “But the move to Volvo was no snap decision. LTS Global Solutions tried demonstrators from every manufacturer before choosing which one would take it forward. We went through them all over several months to see what the fuel consumption was like and Volvo came up trumps, especially with the drivers. Our local dealer, Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, has recently opened a new dealerpoint just down the road so that helped as well, especially as after-service matters so much.”
Ready For Action
For its first round of Volvo trucks, LTS Global Solutions went with FH13 models with 500-horsepower D13K Euro-6 engines, I-Shift automated transmissions, and Globetrotter cabs with the Long Haul package. LTS is happy to report that its drivers are excited to get behind of the wheel of these new Volvo tractors, and the company looks forward to putting them into operation to take advantage of fuel savings and other benefits.
“We decided to put on some additional lights to show off the new livery, along with things like microwaves inside,” says Hands. “The drivers who've been allocated the trucks are also our Driver Assessors and Volvo will be sending their own trainers in over the next couple of weeks to show them all the different features. That's really good, because then our Driver Assessors can pass the information on to others when we bring more Volvos into the fleet.”