Robert Addison Haulage has bought its first Volvo tractor unit in 23 years, supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland Aberdeen.
The 3200mm wheelbase 6×2 tag axle chassis also becomes the inaugural FH model bought by the company.
The Volvo FH is equipped with a Globetrotter XL cab, Volvo D13K engine rated at 540hp and a 12-speed I-Shift automated manual transmission system. The new arrival comes with a factory painted cab and chassis, whilst Robert Addison’s traditional Scottish livery is courtesy of additional paintwork by Steve Reid Autobody Ltd, Stonehaven and graphics by Driver Signs, Huntly.
“Our last Volvo tractor unit was an F10, but since then we’ve operated a selection of Volvo rigid trucks,” said Alastair Arbuthnott, Owning Partner at Robert Addison Haulage. “We still use a 1994 Volvo FL6 on an occasional basis. We bought that 11-tonner new and it’s been a great vehicle. Nowadays it keeps to local work.”
Specified with 600-litre fuel tank and a custom-made chassis box for load restraints by Alan Dunbar, Robert Addison Haulage’s new Volvo FH-540 will haul both curtainside and platform trailers across the UK.
“It’s early days yet, but the FH-540 has not missed a beat. The driver likes it and reports good cab comfort levels,” Alastair continued. “Volvo has lived up to my expectations so far with this new FH-540 tractor unit. Everything throughout the ordering and delivery process has been on time, as promised.”