Preston logistics operator Bowker Transport has celebrated its 50-year working relationship with Volvo Trucks with a new special liveried FH 460 tractor.
Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the latest version FH 6×2 unit is powered by a Euro VI compliant D13TC Step E engine, producing 460 hp and a peak torque of 2,600 Nm.
Featuring Volvo Trucks’s I-Save technology, the powertrain features turbo-compounding to reduce fuel consumption, making full use of the available energy at every stage to deliver increased efficiency across the whole rpm range.
There is also an I-Shift automated gearbox technology and I-See predictive cruise control.
The FH includes Volvo Trucks’s Drive+ package, with features such as an adjustable steering wheel with neck tilt, and electrically controlled air conditioning with a carbon filter and sun, mist and air quality sensor.
In addition, it features 245 litres of rear upper cab storage and a 33-litre under-bunk mounted fridge freezer.
The FH – which will be used to deliver goods across the UK and into mainland Europe – is backed with a five-year Volvo Gold Contract, with servicing and maintenance carried out across the manufacturer’s dealer network.
Bowker Transport runs 225 vehicles and 450 trailers.
Bill Bowker, Director at Bowker Group, said: “We have developed a first-rate working relationship that provides us just what we require from our suppliers.
“This includes the supply of vehicles that meet our exact needs, combined with effective contract maintenance. It’s a true partnership from both dealer and manufacturer that enhances our own business no end.”