Carlow-based Topaz Transport has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter XL 6x2 tractor unit.
Supplied by McCarthy Commercials, the new truck joins a 32-strong fleet, 28 of which are from Volvo Trucks.
Neil Moloney, transport manager at Topaz Transport, said: “We’ve been firm fan favourites of Volvo Trucks for many years. Though we do have other manufacturers on the fleet, when you consider all the variables from fuel economy and reliability to comfort and aesthetics, Volvo simply delivers the best bang for your buck. We see little reason to go elsewhere in the near term.”
The new truck will be used primarily for container transport and has been specified with a 540hp engine, I-See predictive cruise control and Globetrotter XL cab with Drive++ package.
The truck also gets full air suspension and a one bed Living package, which adds additional rear cab storage space, a 40mm mattress topper and sleeper control panel. Topaz has also specified a microwave on top of the electronic air conditioning, dual armrest seats and leather upholstery.
Topaz Transport bought its first Volvo in 1999 when the family-run company was founded and has continued to buy Volvo trucks ever since.
“My father is Volvo through and through – I lose track of just how many models he’s owned. His passion certainly played a big part in us choosing to go with Volvo in the first place. We’re very glad that’s proven the right decision time and time again,” added Maloney.