Douglas F Mitchell continues love affair with Volvo

Douglas Mitchell


Laurencekirk-based, Douglas F Mitchell has added a new Volvo FH tractor to its fleet.

The FH comes with a range-topping Globetrotter XL cab, a 6x2 pusher axle, 4,100mm wheelbase chassis and 540hp.

Inside the cab is a leather interior and  Volvo’s Bed Resting Package, coffee-maker and microwave.

Douglas F Mitchell will use its latest  Volvo to haul a variety of trailer types on agricultural work.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland in Aberdeen, the truck is on a five-year, Volvo Gold Service Contract. 

Founded by Douglas and Rosehelen Mitchell in 1974 with one tipper lorry, Douglas F Mitchell now operates a fleet of ten vehicles, including seven FHs and one FM, which are bolstered by two full-time sub-contractors.

The Mitchell family’s association with Volvo trucks stretches back to 1983, when Douglas bought an ‘A’ registered F7 from Volvo truck dealers James M Forbes (Motors) Ltd in Aberdeen