Jeffreys Transport has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH16-750 6x2 lite pusher axle.The unit features a Globetrotter cab, I-Shift automated gearbox and a single reduction driven axle ratio of 3.08:1, and was bought to celebrate ten years of ownership under the third generation.
“We previously traded under my father’s name of Barry Jeffrey Transport, but I have operated the business for ten years now,” said managing director Alex Jeffrey.
He added: “My son, who is the fourth generation of our family to be involved, has been on board since February and the new name now future proofs our operation.”
Despite the bigger engine, the FH750 achieves 8.7mpg some days, which is not dissimilar to the lesser FH500s – a figure that, Alex said, the company is “over the moon with.”
“We also opted for a five-year Volvo service contract with the FH16-750, which will be done at our closest dealerpoint – Truck & Bus Wales & West in Evesham. The driver is really delighted with our new flagship and the truck is bedding in well, with fuel returns being well within our expected parameters.”
“Our new flagship Volvo offers 28.7-tonne payload which is extremely reasonable when compared to our FH500s, which have a 29-tonne payload,” said Jeffrey. It tows a Fruehauf tipper for the transport of grain, pulses and aggregates, as well as materials for anaerobic digestion plants.
Jeffrey said that his fleet consists of four Euro-6 FHs and a three-year old FM and they work within a 130-mile radius of the company headquarters in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, resulting in “not incredibly high” average annual mileage of 110,000km, he claimed.