Five used Volvos for MAH UK Transport
MAH UK Transport has taken delivery of five used Volvo FH 6x2 tractor units.
They will be used six days a week to transport box trailers from Croydon to Birmingham as part of a contract with another haulage firm, and are expected to cover up to 180,000km a year.
The new models are up to four years old and each fitted with Globetrotter cabs, a 33-litre under-bunk fridge/freezer, microwave, alloy wheels and Kelsa LED light bar. They were supplied with the manufacturer’s Blue maintenance contract, which involves regular maintenance with genuine parts at its Croydon Truck and Bus centre.
The move brings MAH’s total number of FHs, all supplied by Volvo Used Trucks Enfield, to 11, along with a then-new 2019 Volvo FH16 750 25 Year Special Edition tractor unit.
“We have been in a fortunate position where work has increased, and we have had a surge in demand,” said MAH owner Michael Harry, “as soon as there was a need to grow the fleet, I turned straight to Volvo Used Trucks and they were able to help me secure the additional tractor units I needed quickly.
“There is the added confidence of buying direct from the manufacturer; they can tell me the precise history of every truck, and the majority are returning ex-contract hire vehicles, meaning Volvo has looked after them from day one… My plan is to extend the fleet to 30 vehicles.”
Demand sees 26-strong Volvo order from Knowles
Knowles Transport has ordered 26 new Volvo FH460 Turbo Compound trucks, following what it described as a recent spike in business and as part of a fleet replacement programme.
The warehousing and logistics specialist, which already operates a fleet of 120 vehicles, placed the order with Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia in Ely.
Due for delivery in May, June and September 2021, the trucks will be fitted with the manufacturer’s I-Save fuel economy system and the purchase includes five-year service, R&M contracts for each.
“Volvo’s product offering and strong back-up from Volvo Truck and Bus Ely was a key part in the decision-making process,” said managing director, Alex Knowles, “the latest turbo-compound engines are more fuel efficient, particularly on long-haul, [which] helps us manage costs and minimise environmental impact.”
“Ensuring operational efficiency and uptime is at the very forefront of Knowles’ ethos. This has been demonstrated through our continual investment programme in the latest engine and vehicle technology.
“Our investment in the 26 Volvo FH460s once again expresses this commitment to this long-standing ethos and further extends our long-term relationship with Volvo.”