Douglas F Mitchell continues love affair with Volvo

George Barrow
November 15, 2018


Laurencekirk-based, Douglas F Mitchell has added a new Volvo FH tractor to its fleet.

The FH comes with a range-topping Globetrotter XL cab, a 6x2 pusher axle, 4,100mm wheelbase chassis and 540hp.

Inside the cab is a leather interior and  Volvo’s Bed Resting Package, coffee-maker and microwave.

Douglas F Mitchell will use its latest  Volvo to haul a variety of trailer types on agricultural work.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland in Aberdeen, the truck is on a five-year, Volvo Gold Service Contract. 

Founded by Douglas and Rosehelen Mitchell in 1974 with one tipper lorry, Douglas F Mitchell now operates a fleet of ten vehicles, including seven FHs and one FM, which are bolstered by two full-time sub-contractors.

The Mitchell family’s association with Volvo trucks stretches back to 1983, when Douglas bought an ‘A’ registered F7 from Volvo truck dealers James M Forbes (Motors) Ltd in Aberdeen

About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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