Chipping Campden-based Jeffreys Transport has taken delivery of a Volvo FH16-750 6×2 Lite pusher axle tractor unit from Pete Swinnerton, Transport Solutions Executive at Truck & Bus Wales & West.
The new vehicle will haul a Fruehauf bulk tipper trailer for the transport of grain, pulses and aggregates in addition to the supply of materials for anaerobic digestion plants. It includes Globetrotter Cab, I-Shift automated gearbox and a single reduction drive axle with a ratio of 3.08:1.
There is also Volvo’s factory-fitted Lite pusher axle on a 3,800mm wheelbase chassis with front steel and rear air suspension. The vehicle marks ten years ownership by the family’s third generation and a change of operating name from Barry Jeffrey Transport to Jeffreys Transport.
Alex Jeffrey Managing Director at Jeffreys Transport said. “Our new flagship Volvo offers 28.7 tonnes payload, which is extremely reasonable when compared to our Volvo FH-500s, which have a 29.0 tonne payload capacity. We currently run an all Volvo fleet consisting of four Euro-6 FHs and a three year old FM and usually work within 130-mile radius of base.
“That means the average annual mileages are not incredibly high and usually come in at about 110,000 kilometres. We also opted for a five-year Volvo Service Contract with the FH16-750, which will be done at our closest dealerpoint – Truck & Bus Wales & West in Evesham. The driver is really delighted with our new flagship and the truck is bedding in well, with fuel returns being well within our expected parameters.”