Benefits stack up for ATL with Volvo 17 October 2017

ATL Warehousing & Distribution has taken delivery of eight new Volvo trucks, ordered following positive performance for four years from a Volvo FH tractor.

Supplied by dealer Hartshorne (East Midlands), the new additions are four FM 26-tonne rigids and four FH13 6x2 tractors, all with Globetrotter cabs and I-Shift 12-speed automated transmission.

The rigids are specified with a 6,000mm wheelbase to accommodate fuel-saving curve 18-pallet curtainside bodies, by Lawrence David.

Powered by Euro VI D11K engines rated at 330bhp, the six in-line diesels also produce 1600Nm of torque between 950 and 1,400rpm. The FMs will be used on ATL’s nationwide groupage operations.

The quartet of FH tractors, meanwhile, set a new fleet power benchmark for the Foston-based operator, with D13K Euro VI power plant rated at 500bhp.

They have 6x2 pusher axle chassis fitted with Jost sliding fifth wheels, twin fuel tanks and an under-bunk fridge.

All eight are additions and join a fleet of 90 trucks and 150 trailers.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Lawrence David Ltd
Volvo Group UK Ltd

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