Volvo FH16 750 6x2 - Used Truck of the Day
Today’s deal is a Euro-6 2015 Volvo FH16 750 6x2 available through MM Acquisitions with 414,000 km on the clock.
Powered by Volvo’s signature 750hp D16K750 engine with 3550Nm of torque, this FH16 features a I-Shift gearbox. The driver also has access to an auto/manual retarder.
ULEZ compliant, this example is fitted with moving-floor equipment and alloy hydraulic and fuel tanks. Attaching trailers is made easier by the sliding fifth wheel too. The exterior is complimented by Kelsa HiBar, MiniBar, LoBar, SideBar and ChassisBar and air horns.
Inside the Globetrotter XL cab there’s a fridge/freezer, microwave, electric windows, leather seats, air con, cruise control, and various driver aids like Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
The price is available on application while the MOT is due in October.
Container haulier Newell & Wright adds a railway locomotive to its fleet
Container haulier Newell & Wright Transport (NWT) has had a railway locomotive painted in its livery.
The GB Railfreight-owned class 66 engine, which has been named Made in Sheffield, will operate a daily service from DP World London Gateway to the haulier’s own Rotherham rail terminal.
Since opening three years ago, NWT’s rail terminal has expanded rapidly, and currently receives 300 containers per day. In addition to the London Gateway train, there are also two daily services from Felixstowe.
Speaking at the naming ceremony at the London Gateway rail terminal this week, NWT operations director Stephen Newell (pictured), said: “This is a big step for us, both as a family and a business. It’s been a lot of hard work, but days like this make it all worthwhile. When we opened the rail terminal this momentous day was just a pipedream.”
Newell told Commercial Motor that instead of having a detrimental effect on the haulage business, the rail terminal has boosted it. “Not only is the haulage business growing, but we’re using the trucks more competitively these days,” he explained. “The long distances are covered by the train, meaning the trucks can service the local area. We’re covering considerably less distances these days.”
At the event NWT also showed a brand new MAN TGX 26.460, the 96th MAN on its 115-strong fleet. “We really like the MAN product,” said Newell. “They look after us well, and the back-up has been exceptional. The Euro-6 TGX is an excellent truck.”