Birmingham-based Euro Packaging UK Ltd has added eight new Volvo FE rigids to its transport operation consisting of four 18-tonne 4×2 rigids and four 26-tonne 6×2 rigids.
The rigids join a fleet of 17 Volvo FH tractor units at Euro Packaging UK Ltd.’s headquarters and were all supplied by Dan Byworth, Truck Sales Executive at Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd.
The quartet of 26-tonne Volvo FEs are powered by D8K Euro-6 engines rated at 320hp, whilst the four remaining Volvo FE 4×2 rigids, operating at 18-tonnes, are fitted with 250hp versions of Volvo’s D8K power plant. Sleeper cabs and Volvo’s I-Shift 12-speed automated transmission systems were also selected for the group.
“We are deploying the new Volvo FEs on long distance deliveries, nationwide,” said Rob Solloway, Transport Manager at Euro Packaging UK. “Our operation combines own group work alongside hire and reward jobs. Volvo trucks represent good value for money and they are the right tools for the job. Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd in Erdington, Birmingham are our nearest Volvo trucks dealerpoint and we have an effective working partnership them.”
Euro Packaging UK Ltd opted for five-year Volvo Gold Service Contracts that guarantee 100 per cent uptime; a commitment that is made possible by a telematics gateway.
The FE chassis all come with front steel, rear air-suspended, 5,800mm wheelbase chassis and curtainside bodywork by Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Limited in Walsall.