Thomas Hardie Commercials supplies Viridor Waste Management with nine new Volvo trucks

Commercial Motor
January 4, 2018

Viridor Waste Management at Trafford Park, Manchester has taken delivery of nine new Volvo trucks, a mix of FMX and FE skip loaders and rollonoffs.

The rigids, which feature D8K and D11K engines as well as I-Shift transmissions, supplement the six Volvos the firm already has in its fleet.

Viridor considered trucks from several manufacturers during a lengthy national procurement exercise but picked Volvo because of positive driver feedback and the excellent service it has previously received from Thomas Hardie, which also provides full R&M for the Trafford Park fleet.

Chris Hanson-Jones, logistics unit manager at Viridor Trafford Park, said: “It comes down to suitability of the vehicle for the job, which comes ahead of cost. The Volvo product is reliable and operates particularly well on landfills.

“If you are a Viridor Trafford Park driver and you're driving a skip vehicle it will now always be a Volvo chassis cab with a Boughton Engineering skip loader on the back, so you'll always be familiar with the vehicle and controls.”



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