Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, the latest arrival has a Globetrotter XL cab, D13K engine rated at 533bhp and a 12-speed I-Shift automated manual transmission system.
It comes with a three-year Volvo Gold R&M contract, which includes a 100% uptime guarantee.
“Our last Volvo tractor unit was an F10, but since then we’ve operated a selection of Volvo rigid trucks,” says Alastair Arbuthnott, owning partner at Robert Addison Haulage.
“We still use a 1994 Volvo FL6 on an occasional basis. We bought that 11-tonner new and it’s been a great vehicle. Nowadays it keeps to local work,” Alastair adds.
Specified with 600-litre fuel tank and a custom-made chassis box for load restraints by Alan Dunbar, the new FH-540 will haul both curtainside and platform trailers across the UK.
“It’s early days yet, but the FH-540 has not missed a beat. The driver likes it and reports good cab comfort levels,” says Arbuthnott.
“Volvo has lived up to my expectations so far with this new FH-540 tractor unit.”