Fresh delivery of new HGV as driver completes milestone year

24 February 2022 #Truck

A Shropshire transport and haulage company has put a new Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter on the road as it marked 25 years’ service from Chris Thomas, one of its longest-serving drivers.

Family-run Trevor Pye Transport has taken delivery of the 6×2 tractor unit, which will clock up about 125,000 more fuel efficient kilometres per year as part of the firm’s temperature-controlled distribution service, delivering fresh produce, groceries and seeds across the UK.

The truck is powered by Volvo’s D13K Euro-6 engine with a 12-speed I-Shift gearbox, producing up to 540 hp and 2,600 Nm of torque, and features Volvo’s Long Haul Fuel package, I-See predictive cruise control for better fuel efficiency, one bed resting package, media package with navigation, and a fully digital 12-inch high-res instrument display.

It was supplied by Hartshorne Group, via Volvo Financial Services, and is planned to operate on a five-day weekly schedule.

Trevor Pye, owner of the business, based in Wem, said: “We used to only run Volvos back in the day and we still have plenty in the fleet, including some older vintage models.

“They have always produced a quality product and when we decided to get something for Chris to celebrate his 25th anniversary, he was very clear in his choice. His last truck was a 14-plate FH; he’s a Volvo man through and through.

“The Globetrotter cab is always a hit and we know we can count on Volvo to deliver a reliable truck, which is exactly what we need in our line of work.”

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