PD Huggins looks chipper with new Volvo FM

Carol Millett
September 30, 2016

PD Huggins Potatoes has added a new Volvo FM-330 rear-steer rigid to its fleet.

The Cambridgeshire operator will use the FM to deliver potatoes to London chip shops.

MD Paul Huggins said he had chosen the truck, which has a Globetrotter cab, for its high level of comfort as drivers have to manually unload at each stop.

“I wanted the Volvo and the high specification to make what is a difficult job worth doing,” he said. The vehicle will be used to carry approximately 14 tonnes of potatoes.

“The 330hp engine is more than enough. I am optimistic the fuel economy, for what is essentially multi-drop work, will beat the 9.2mpg returned by my previous Euro-5 version,” he added.

The truck was supplied via Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, and the cab was painted by Kurt Hobbs Coachworks, which also built the curtain-sided body.

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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