Stewarts of Tayside has freshened up its fleet with nine new Volvo FH 500 6x2 tractor units, including one FH with the fuel efficient I-Save.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, the Globetrotter XL tractors join a 30-strong fleet of Volvos and include both replacement vehicles and additions to support increasing customer demand.

Jim Winn, Stewarts' transport manager said: “We get a great level of service from our local dealer and the team always goes above and beyond to look after us.

“We knew we could rely on them yet again, as we extended and upgraded our fleet.”

All nine vehicles will be in operation seven days a week handling scheduled, long-distance, refrigerated haulage to supermarkets throughout the UK for the family-run firm and covering around 160,000 km per annum.

Winn added: “We choose vehicles that are going to be as efficient as possible for our line of work, so we’re excited to see the impact the I-Save model has.

“If it lives up to its reputation, then we will look to add more to the fleet the next time we upgrade.”