Volvo Trucks’ gas-powered artic and rigid trucks will be available from spring 2018, the manufacturer has revealed. The FH (pictured) and FM LNG trucks, designed for long-haul operations, will be available with 420hp or 460hp engines. Volvo claimed the models offered the same fuel consumption and performance as its diesel trucks but with 20% to 100% lower emissions (CM 28 September). The manufacturer has begun working with gas suppliers to develop the LNG infrastructure across Europe. Lars Mårtensson, director of […]
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.
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]
Rapid growth at East Yorkshire bulk powder haulier Simon Gibson Transport has seen the firm strengthen its fleet with 51 new Volvo FH 6×2 tractor units.