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 […]
MAN will continue with a two-pronged approach to truck sales in the UK for the foreseeable future, offering operators a choice of new Euro-6 or used Euro-5 vehicles well into 2014.
Revenue from the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy should be used to give UK hauliers an essential user rebate, Malcolm Group MD Andrew Malcolm has said.
At this week’s multi-million euro launch of Renault Trucks’ complete new line up in Lyon, senior directors from its parent Volvo Group turned out to lend their support to this €2bn (£1.7bn) project to revitalise Renault’s ageing CV portfolio. These included Volvo Group president Olof Persson and he spoke to MT editor Steve Hobson.