National recycling and renewable energy specialist Viridor Waste Management have taken delivery of nine new Volvo trucks to add to the six already in their current fleet.
The new group of rigids was supplied by Stephen Cruikshank, Key Account Manager at Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd.
“After a lengthy national procurement exercise by Viridor, we chose a mixture of Volvo FMX and FE skip loaders and rollonoffs, plus one Volvo FM front end loader,” said Logistics Unit Manager Chris Hanson-Jones. “It comes down to suitability of the vehicle for the job, which comes ahead of cost. The Volvo product is reliable and operates particularly well on landfills.”
One of the major aims of the current fleet replacement project is to improve driver safety.
“If you are a Viridor Trafford Park driver and you’re driving a skip vehicle it will now always be a Volvo chassis cab with a Boughton Engineering skip loader on the back,” Chris explains, “so you’ll always be familiar with the vehicle and controls.”
The other big attraction of Volvo for Viridor is its green credentials, now improved thanks to the D8K and D11K Euro 6 engines and I-Shift transmission.
Driver input and positive service from Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd was partially credited to the decision to purchase the vehicles.
The local dealership also provides full repair and maintenance for the Trafford Park fleet.