Currie European Transport has placed an order with Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland for 25 Euro-6 Volvo FH tractor units. The 6×2 vehicles are specified with Volvo’s 13-litre engine rated at 493hp, and come with the I-Shift automated gearbox and Dynafleet telematics. The trucks are on Volvo’s contract hire programme with three-year terms and are each expected to cover about 180,000km per year. An evaluation vehicle went into service on 1 March, and data for that month […]
Volvo Trucks is using next month’s Freight in the City Expo to give its FE-Electric, which is designed for zero-emission refuse collection and urban distribution duties, its UK debut.
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 […]
Volvo Trucks has become the sponsor of the Haulier of the Year in the 2016 Motor Transport Awards. For the past 30 years, the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year has been the most sought-after accolade in the road transport industry.