Owens Group is replacing 90% of its Carrington, Greater Manchester fleet with Volvo FH 460 Globetrotter tractor units after impressing with its fuel efficiency.

The new vehicles will arrive from Thomas Hardie Commercials in three tranches over the next nine months.

Andy Williams, head of fleet and compliance at the family-owned haulier, said: “We never buy a truck until the product has proven itself within our operation and with our drivers.

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“Thomas Hardie Commercials had full faith in the FH to deliver, and it didn’t disappoint – coming out top on fuel and getting a great reception from our drivers in the process.”

The new trucks are being vinyl wrapped in Owens Group’s livery and will be used for general haulage across the UK.