Demand sees 26-strong Volvo order from Knowles

Commercial Motor
April 9, 2023

Knowles Transport has ordered 26 new Volvo FH 460 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.”

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