They take the total number of FHs supplied by Enfield-based Volvo used trucks sales executive Phil Wheeler to 11.
The new additions will be in operation six days a week, hauling box trailers from Croydon to Birmingham, covering up to 180,000km a year, as part of the company’s contract with a leading haulier. Owner Michael Harry says: “We have been in a fortunate position where work has increased, and we have had a surge in demand. As soon as there was a need to grow the fleet, I turned straight to Volvo Used Trucks and they were able to help me secure the additional tractor units I needed quickly.”
He adds that the dealer can explain the history of each vehicle, and as the majority are returning ex-contract hire vehicles, they have always been maintained by Volvo.
Each new addition to the fleet is less than four years old and features a Globetrotter cab. Power is provided by Volvo’s proven D13K engine producing 500 hp, driven through an I-Shift automated gearbox. These latest vehicles are backed by a Volvo Blue Contract which ensures all preventative maintenance is taken care of by technicians using Volvo parts at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London – Croydon.
“Having driven Volvos myself and from the feedback I get from my drivers, I wouldn’t switch to any other manufacturer,” says Michael. “My plan is to extend the fleet to 30 vehicles.”