Volvo Truck and Bus North & Scotland supplies Ritchies Training Centre with eight new Volvo FL rigids

Commercial Motor
March 14, 2018

Ritchies Training Centre, Glasgow has taken delivery of eight new Volvo FL 4x2 rigids that will conduct HGV Class C driver training and driving tests.

The 12-tonners, from the Glasgow West dealerpoint of Volvo Truck and Bus North & Scotland, feature 18-foot box bodies by PMH Coachbuilders, include I-Sync automated manual transmissions as well as D5K engines that produce 240hp.

They are only expected to average about 300 miles a week and come with four-year Gold Service Contracts from Volvo. All operate with five-tonne loads, in this case water-filled IBCs.

Stephen Ritchie, director at Ritchies Training Centre said: “We must provide consistency for our candidates, so the eight identical Volvo FLs tick all the boxes.

“Back in 1990 we bought a group of five FL6 tractor units, for HGV Class One training. These trucks were eventually replaced by some FM day cab tractor units. We still use a 28-year-old Volvo FL6 4x2 rigid as a lorry mounted-crane, training vehicle.”

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