WH Bowker, one of the oldest UK companies specialising in national and international logistics and now trading as Bowker Transport, has unveiled a new centenary livery on two new Volvo FH tractor units to provide the start to a year of celebratory activities.

Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the two new FH13.500 6×2 pusher axle tractor units are powered by Volvo’s D13K engine rated at 500hp. The 3,900mm wheelbase chassis come with front steel and rear air suspension, in addition to high specification Globetrotter Cabs, I-Shift automated 12-speed gearboxes and RSS1356 drive axles with a ratio of 2.50:1.

Established in 1919, Bowker is celebrating its centenary with Cobalt blue FHs with Globetrotter cabs to replicate the vintage blue, red and gold colour scheme used by the company in previous years and each sport unique cherished registration plates.

The new FH duo are also equipped with Volvo’s unique Dynamic Steering and I-See Predictive Cruise Control systems. Inside the drivers benefit from Drive Plus and Single Bed living packages, plus under-bunk refrigerators, whilst full leather trims adorn the vehicles’ seats and steering wheels. Alcoa Dura-Bright EVO alloy wheels are also fitted to both trucks.

The trucks were launched on January 8 and heralded a year of activities for the Preston-based haulage business that will involve staff, customers and suppliers alike.

Director Bill Bowker said, “We are extremely proud of our history. We are pleased to introduce a new centenary livery to celebrate a significant milestone for our company. Undoubtedly, this is a momentous achievement and makes Bowker one of the oldest road transport companies still operating in the UK today. The new livery is a fitting tribute to our past and indeed the future, which marks the launch of celebrations. We will commemorate our centenary year with a number of special events throughout 2019 that will involve our staff, our customers and our suppliers. We want to thank everyone who has played their part in the Bowker success story and want to make it a year to remember.”