J O’Doherty Haulage takes heavy duty Volvos

Carol Millett
May 19, 2017


J O’Doherty Haulage has taken delivery of an STGO Cat-2 plated Volvo FH and a 540hp FMX tractor unit.

The Edmonton, London-based company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will use the FH to move the company’s Volvo excavators and wheeled loaders between sites, and the FMX tractor unit to move household waste in London and the home counties.

Both vehicles were supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London, Enfield.

The Volvo FH has a heavy duty front bumper and is powered by a 540hp engine delivering up to 2,600Nm of torque.

Transport manager Matt Tyler said: “As well as our own plant we also move Embassy Demolition Contractors’ machines, the largest of which is a Volvo EC700B, which weighs in at some 70-tonnes. 

“Embassy Demolition, which is essentially a sister company to J O’Doherty Haulage, also operates a 64-tonne high-reach Volvo EC480 demolition excavator, so we needed a strong truck that offered us a GCW of 80-tonnes. The Volvo FH in combination with the 4-axle rear-steer Faymonville extending-bed low-loader ticks all the boxes.”  

The firm decision to choose the Volvo FMX tractor unit, which is powered by a 480hp engine, was inspired by the performance of its existing fleet of FMX 8x4 tippers.

Tyler said: “It really is on the back of our experience with them that we opted to go for the FMX tractor unit. Furthermore, it mirrors the look, which sends a powerful message about our brand.”

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist and currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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