Collins Earthworks has taken delivery of some of the first new model Volvo FMX tractors in the UK.

The five Globetrotter 6x4 tractor units with ejector trailers come with a new cab design, distinctive V-shaped LED headlamps and headlamp protectors, new anti-slip footsteps and a digital dashboard display.

Andy Jinks, garage manager at the Kirkby-in-Ashfield haulier, said it was “massively impressed” with the new generation vehicles: “The new FMX cab has proved really popular with our drivers,” he said. “They’ve got more space, improved visibility thanks to a lowered door line, new rear-view mirrors and an ultra-modern digital driver display, which can be customised to suit what the driver wants to see.

“All combined, it’s greatly advanced the driving experience.”

Supplied by Hartshorne Motor Services, the double drive tractor units will be in operation five days a week, clocking up between 80,000 and 100,000km per year.