LondonEnergy, a refuse collection and recycling specialist, recently purchased nine Volvo FM hook loader trucks that will work at its Edmonton-based EcoPark facility. Each of the 8x2 rigids features a 430-horsepower (320-kilowatt) D11K engine and bodywork from Boughton Engineering. They will operate seven days a week while covering up to 200,000 kilometres (124,274 miles) per year between them, Volvo reports.
Safety Features & Telematics
LondonEnergy’s new Volvo FM trucks come with a wide range of safety features, including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, LED strobe lights and beacons, a window in the passenger door for improved visibility, Halo Cycle Minder sensors “with audible left-turn alerts,” and a four-way camera system with “dashboard-mounted monitor,” Volvo says.
The waste management specialist will also take advantage of Volvo Dynafleet telematics to track vehicles, monitor driver behavior, improve fuel efficiency, and more. The trucks also have Volvo Gold Contracts with Volvo Truck and Bus Centre Enfield to handle maintenance.
Ideal For Urban Operation
“This order marks our return to Volvo after several years running hook loaders from another manufacturer. We considered our options carefully, but Volvo won our business based on the suitability of the FM for our inner-city operations, its impressive build quality and the great aftersales support available from our local dealer,” says Katie Blowes, transport and logistics manager at LondonEnergy. “The new fleet marks a big step forward for us in improving safety and our environmental impact, both of which play an important part in our business strategy. We aim to achieve Earned Status Recognition with the DVLA and FORS Gold Standard to show the high quality of our operation.”