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 […]
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.
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.
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 […]