Archway Haulage gets first new truck in five years

George Barrow
November 1, 2021

Archway Haulage has taken delivery of his first new truck in five years with a Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter Lite.

The unit has been purchased through Thomas Hardie Commercials where Sam Archer, director of the Fleetwood-based family firm, used to be an apprentice and will be joined in the next few months by two additional FH 6x2s and an FE rigid.

“Cut me in half, and you’d see Volvo runs through me. I love the product, you can’t beat it – and I say that having had the rare opportunity to both work in my local dealership, and now be a customer. It’s a first-class product, and the backup from the dealership is as good as it gets,” said Archer.

Archer left his role in the workshop in 2014 to jointly run the family bus and coach hire operation with his father, starting Archway Haulage shortly after.

The new vehicle has a Fruehauf bulk tipping trailer and be used to deliver aggregates across the country covering up to 120,000km a year. The FH Lite also has a full DVS system, tipping gear, light bars and beacons and will be maintained by Thomas Hardie on a three-year Volvo Gold Contract.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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