Stewarts of Tayside get nine new Volvo FH 500s

George Barrow
March 15, 2021

Stewarts of Tayside has taken delivery of nine new Volvo FH 500 6x2 Globetrotter XL tractor units. The fresh produce supplier will add the units to its 30-strong fleet of Volvo with one unit being an FH with I-Save which will be close scrutinised for its claimed fuel benefits.

The new trucks, which are both fleet additions and replacements, will operate seven days per week on long-distance refrigerated work covered up to 160,000km per year.

They have been supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland and feature Globetrotter XL cabs with the Drive Plus package that includes full leather seats and fridge/freezer.

Jim Winn, transport manager at Stewarts of Tayside, said: “The aftersales support we receive from Volvo is the best we’ve ever experienced, and why they remain our primary supplier. We get a great level of service from our local dealer and the team always goes above and beyond to look after us. We knew we could rely on them yet again, as we extended and upgraded our fleet.”

“We’ve been looking to cut both our fuel costs and environmental footprint for some time and had heard positive things about the FH with I-Save,” explained Winn.

“We choose vehicles that are going to be as efficient as possible for our line of work, so we’re excited to see the impact the I-Save model has. If it lives up to its reputation, then we will look to add more to the fleet the next time we upgrade.”

“Driver satisfaction is hugely important for us. Our team are big Volvo fans and always commenting on how well they handle. Between the driving experience and the in-cab comfort, we’re confident our drivers will be really pleased with the latest additions,” added Winn.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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