Supplied by dealer Crossroads Truck and Bus, in Lincoln, the Louth-based operator’s new addition is fitted with a Globetrotter cab and equipped with a 12-speed I-Shift Crawler automated manual gearbox, which features deep multi-speed reverse gears.
The 3,600mm wheelbase chassis has hub reduction drive axles and 10-tonne front axle, in addition to the FH front towing device and construction front bumper.
GBM also specified Volvo’s Drive plus++ and Living packages, featuring a bed, 33-litre fridge/freezer and TV preparation kit.
John Davey, GBM’s site manager, evaluated several marques before deciding on Volvo: “I spoke to numerous people in the heavy haulage industry and Volvo was the most popular by far.
“They’ve got the biggest share of the market, which gives you a bit of assurance, and if everyone else in heavy haulage has got one, it gives you confidence. A strong point was that with so many Volvos on the roads, parts should never be a problem.”
GBM’s truck is supplied with a two-year Volvo Gold R&M contract.