ND Young Transport make big savings with new Volvo FH

George Barrow
April 28, 2022

A new Volvo FH tractor unit is due to save sand and gravel haulier ND Young Transport up to £7,600 in fuel costs.

The recently added Volvo FH 540 6x2 tractor with Globetrotter XL cab is paired with a Fruehauf bulk tipper delivering aggregates across the UK covering around 80,000 miles per year. According to owner Norman Young the nearly 0.9mpg difference between the new ruck and the unit it replaces will contribute to the saving.

“The driver is averaging 8.27 mpg in this new Volvo and he was getting around 7.4 mpg from the 520hp truck he has just come out of. With diesel prices as they are, we’ll save around £7,600 each year in fuel. Obviously, we are delighted with that,” Young explained.

Supplied on a hire purchase agreement through Volvo Financial Services, the new FH joins an 11-strong fleet and where it will be working five days a week.

The unit has been customised by Tor Trucks with a full chassis infill, grille mounted Hella light pod and red and white livery. It also gets Alcoa Dura-Bright alloys.
“We have been using Volvos on and off since 1981. Over the years, we’ve tried most manufacturers but have now made the decision to stick with Volvo moving forward. We put a FM eight-wheeler on the road in November 2020 and that is a super truck, plus the support we have had from the team at Truck and Bus Wales and West in the last couple of years has been nothing short of superb. So, it was quite an easy decision to select Volvo again for this new FH,” Young added.

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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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