Linwood, Renfrewshire logistics firm the Malcolm Group has taken delivery of 40 Volvo FM11 tractive units, following a fuel trial in which it achieved over 9mpg. The Euro-5 Globetrotter-cabbed tractor units, all 6x2s with the 450hp D11C engine and Volvo’s I-Shift automated gearbox, were supplied by Volvo Truck & Bus Centre North & Scotland’s Cardonald headquarters in Glasgow. They join a fleet of 475 vehicles, around 200 of which are Volvo trucks. “Currently, the Volvo FM11 tractor units are fleet […]
Lenham Storage walked away from nonviable business last year rather than compromise its service standards, but the operator’s MD has warned that there has been no let-up in rate pressure since.
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
Fly By Nite is continuing to boost its fleet, ordering 16 new trailers from Cartwright.