Walkers Transport adds three Volvo FH 500

George Barrow
October 14, 2021

Walkers Transport has added three 6x2 pusher axle tractor units to its fleet from Crossroads Truck & Bus.

The three new FHs have been specified with Volvo’s Drive++ package to improve comfort as well as 500hp engines and will be covred by a Volvo Gold Contract for repair and maintenance. 

Chris Burley, operations director at Walkers Transport, said: “It’s a winning combination of a quality product and the top-level service we receive from Crossroads. We obviously do our due diligence whenever adding to the fleet, comparing a number of suppliers and we always end up coming back to Volvo. A key factor for us is considering what the drivers want, and our drivers love Volvo. The three new additions have got the new digital dashboard and we’ve gone for a high-level specification with air-conditioning, microwave and fridge freezer – all the creature comforts they could wish for.”  

Founded in 1979, Walkers Transport operates a fleet of vehicles from depots in Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands delivering more than 1.2 million pallets per year.

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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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