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Matlock-Based Transport Company Adds First-Ever Volvo Trucks To Its Fleet

B J Waters Transport Ltd recently purchased its first Volvo models ever, three FH-500 6x2 tipper trucks. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

B J Waters Transport Ltd, a transport service provider based in South Darley, Matlock, recently purchased its first Volvo models after comparing them to trucks from its “preferred marque.” The three FH 6x2 tippers feature 500-horsepower Volvo D13K engines and I-Shift automated transmissions. The trucks are covered by three-year Volvo Gold Service Contracts and all repair and maintenance will be carried out by Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the dealerpoint which also supplied the vehicles.

So Far, So Good

B J Waters has a 60-strong fleet, but the Volvo FH models, which went into operation back in November, are already making an impact by placing “consistently in the top six on fuel, week in week out,” says James Waters, the company’s director. The trucks also feature 295/80 tyres, which Waters says can add “anywhere up to 90,000 kilometres of extra wear” when compared to “the current industry standard of 315/70s.” All in all, the company is pleased with the performance of the trucks and the drivers are coming around as well.

“They're very happy with the vehicles. It took a little time to get used to the change, but they’ve all fully embraced the Volvos now,” says Waters. “We're very impressed with the performance we're getting from the new Volvos and that's certainly given us food for thought when it comes to ordering again. Volvo put their money where their mouth is, their product is doing what they said it would do and that's saving a lot of money in fuel!”

Each of the firm’s new Volvo FH models features a 500-horsepower D13K Euro 6 engine and an I-Shift automated transmission. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

Add Volvo To Your Fleet

Volvo FH trucks are available with sleeper, low sleeper, Globetrotter, and Globetrotter XL cabs. Engine options include Volvo D13K and G13C Euro 6 models ranging from 420 to 540 horsepower and producing between 2,100 and 2,600 newton-metres of torque. You’ll find hundreds of Volvo trucks for sale every day on TruckLocator, including a large selection of FH models.

Posted On 29 May 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : rigid tipper trucks volvo
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