Abbey Volvo 2 (2)

Abbey Logistics has bought 28 Volvo FH units after an extended trial of the new model in 2017.

The fleet additions will work across the UK and Europe and are fitted with four-way colour camera systems to enhance driver visibility.

Mellor Flow Trans and Gardner Denver discharge compressors have been fitted to the tractor units that will work on Abbey’s liquid fleet, while the powder fleet vehicles have Meller Flow Trans blowers installed.

Abbey has kitted out the vehicles for its drivers with extra storage, microwaves and fridge freezers, as well as the FH’s improved climate control system.

All the new Volvos are fitted with Microlise telematic, after Abbey switched to the telematics provider last October. 

Abbey Logistics fleet engineer David Batty said: “The feedback from drivers on the new FH tractors has been fantastic and is one of the key areas we look at when selecting new vehicles.

"The Volvo FH model combines proven reliability, which we saw from an extended trial of the vehicles in 2017, with engineering innovation and a strong focus on having a comfortable working and living space for drivers, which is key considering the work they will be doing throughout the UK and northern Europe.”