Martin Fortune Transport, a haulage provider based in Co. Wexford, has an all-Volvo fleet that consists of three 8x4 models and two FMX 10x4 models. The FMX trucks all feature 460-horsepower (343-kilowatt) Volvo D13K engines, I-Shift transmissions, and tandem single-reduction rear axles. Martin Fortune Transport configured each of the 4.3-metre, 42-tonne tipper trucks with Fitzgerald Vehicle Body Builders bodies. The company also covers all of its trucks with five-year Volvo Service Contracts with support from the supplier, McCarthy Commercials.
Right Trucks For The Job
Martin Fortune Transport relies on its Volvo trucks to transport sand, soil, stone and other materials from a nearby quarry in Ballyraune, and each truck features front steel and rear air suspensions to handle on-road and off-road operations. The company often transports “top-quality sand” from the MSK Silver Sands Ltd quarry all across Ireland to “equestrian, sports, and construction customers,” Volvo says.
Loyalty To Volvo Continues
“We’ve just taken delivery of another FMX 8x4 tipper with a 500-horespower engine and a Fitzgerald body. We also have a 420-horespower Volvo FM concrete mixer that is contracted to Roadstone,” says Martin Fortune, owner of Martin Fortune Transport. “Our fleet averages fairly high mileages and McCarthy Commercials also carry out the required 13-week safety checks. Importantly, our drivers also rate the Volvos very highly and they are extremely enthusiastic about the brand’s quality and comfort standards. We always specify cabs with air suspension to help with the latter.”