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Four new Volvo FH mark 40 years in logistics for Hicks

12 March 2014 #CV Sector #Logistics #News #Sales #Truck

News from Volvo: Terry Hicks, Director of respected haulier B & T Hicks Transport Limited, is celebrating 40 years with the family-owned and managed business this year and recently ordered four new Volvo FH.

Founded by Terry’s father in 1973, B & T Hicks Transport Limited is based in Newport, South Wales, and has operated Volvos for more than thirty years.

Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales & West at Newport, the new Volvo FHs are all high specification Globetrotter XL-cabbed 6x2s. All four are equipped with the 13-litre, 500hp engine and I-Shift automated transmission and are maintained on Volvo’s Gold Contract by the Newport depot of Truck and Bus Wales & West.

To enable it to conduct a Euro-5 versus Euro-6 fuel performance comparison, one of the four trucks is Euro-6 compliant. All the trucks are engaged on national haulage coupled to curtainside trailers and are expected to cover in the region of 160,000kms a year each.

“The new generation Volvos present a strong image for the company,” says Hicks. “We like Volvos from an operational point of view. They’re reliable, fuel usage is very good and our drivers like them.

“Our transport office receives good support from the dealer. We have a good rapport with Truck and Bus Wales & West. They’re very responsive. We can always contact them and we always get a positive response.” 

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