Trevor Pye Transport buys Volvo FH for long serving driver

George Barrow
February 28, 2022

Trevor Pye Transport is commemorating a driver’s 25th year in service with a new Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter.

The Shropshire-based firm hasn’t had a new Volvo truck on the fleet for the last five years, but driver Chris Thomas is a fan of the make so owner Trevor Pye decided to mark his quarter-centry of service with an upgrade to his 14-plate FH.

Supplied by Hartshorne Group, the 6x2 tractor unit has a striking blue and red livery which has been hand-painted.

Pye said: “We used to only run Volvos back in the day and we still have plenty in the fleet, including some older vintage models. They have always produced a quality product and when we decided to get something for Chris to celebrate his 25th anniversary, he was very clear in his choice! His last truck was a 14-plate FH; he’s a Volvo man through and through.”
The new unit will work on the temperature-controlled distribution side of the business where it is expected to cover around 125,000km per year.

Named after Trevor’s granddaughter Florence and sporting a cherished registration plate originally purchased to mark Trevor’s 70th birthday, the FH is an addition to the fleet and takes the total amount of trucks to 15. 

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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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