Following a highly extensive procurement process, all vehicles were ordered from Volvo Truck & Bus Centre East Anglia Centre in Ely, which won based on fuel savings and after sales service.
These vehicles are equipped with Volvo’s ‘I-Save’ technology; this incorporates Volvo’s turbocompounding engine with the latest fuel-saving package.
The vehicles have been purchased alongside five-year repair maintenance contracts and serviced by the Volvo Truck and Bus, Ely – something that also proved to be a key factor in the decision to place the order.
The new vehicles are the first in the fleet to be DVS-compliant, but managing director Alex Knowles has also committed to retrofitting a number of vehicles within the company’s fleet.
He commented: “Ensuring operational efficiency and uptime is at the very forefront of Knowles’ ethos. This has been demonstrated through our continual investment programme in the latest engine and vehicle technology.”