FORS Gold-accredited UK Lift & Haul of Rochford, Essex, has put a new Volvo FH13.500 6×2 tractor unit with pusher axle into operation, supplied with a Volvo Gold Service Contract.
Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, the FH comes with the 500bhp D13K engine and an I-Shift automatic gearbox. Alcoa alloy wheels and a Trux bull bar provide finishing touches, whilst the driver benefits from a leather-trimmed interior, fridge, microwave, TV and DVD player.
A FORS 4 camera system, side scan and left turn cycle warnings, warning beacons and strobes plus light bars are all fitted.
The new vehicle has already gone to work transporting loaded containers nationwide within its side loader division and takes the company’s total haulage fleet to 13 and all, bar three, are Volvos.
Transport Manager, Toby Hoath says his experience as a fitter gave him a insight into truck makes and models and says: “I have been with Volvo and brought up with them all my life. The first truck I sat in was a 1983 Y-registered F7, when I was about six years’ old with the old man. As a fitter you tend to know which the best product to buy is and with Volvo you get a good price, reliability and driver satisfaction; it ticks all my boxes for what I want to do. That’s why we go with the FHs.”
UK Lift & Haul renews its FHs every three years in order to maximise their resale value and to keep them up-to-date with Low Emission Zones and FORS. All the vehicles also come with Volvo’s Gold Service Contract.