Carr’s Flour takes delivery of a celebratory Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter XL

Will Shiers
December 23, 2021

Carr’s Flour is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its Maldon Mill with a new gold-liveried Volvo FH 500.

The 6x2 tractor has been specified with the Drive+ package, which adds a full leather interior, swivelling passenger seat, TV, microwave and a fridge/freezer to the Globetrotter XL cab. It is also equipped with I-Park Cool, Volvo’s overnight air conditioning system. Further specification includes LED headlights, Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels, a roof-mounted bar with LED lights and air horns, and a Gardner Denver wet kit and blower.

Commenting on the new arrival, which joins a 10-strong fleet, Drew Edwards, distribution manager at Carr’s Flour, said: “We always collaborate closely with our drivers to ensure the spec of every new vehicle meets their requirements. Driver comfort and safety is paramount to us, so the introduction of I-Park Cool on this new truck gives us the reassurance that our drivers will get a great night’s sleep, allowing them to have a more productive and safer day on the road.”

“We have a strong history of working with Volvo and, looking ahead, they will have the lion’s share of our fleet. Their trucks look fantastic and offer an unmatched driving experience, with great fuel efficiency too. Overall, it’s a hard product to beat.”

The truck was supplied by Dean Harriss, truck sales executive at MC Truck & Bus. It has been provided on a five-year finance lease agreement through Volvo Financial Services.

About the Author


Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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