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A&F Haulage builds fleet with 20 new Volvo trucks


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Transport Engineer  /  April 21, 2016

A&F Haulage of Bolton has taken delivery of 20 new Volvo trucks – 14 FM models and six FMX 8x4 tippers.

Supplied by dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials, of Manchester, the Bolton-based haulier’s new additions increase its fleet to 85.

All are powered by 11-litre Volvo D11K engines, producing 410bhp and up to 1,950 Nm of torque. The vehicles’ I-Shift automated gearboxes are equipped with software to enhance off-road and construction capabilities.

The FMX eight-wheelers are fitted with Day cabs and feature Bulkrite insulated bodies with Edbro tipping gear and Easysheet systems.

The 14 sleeper-cabbed FMs are fitted with Wilcox Wilcolite bodies, Edbro tipping gear and Easysheets.

The new trucks also incorporate a five-way recording camera system, covering front, rear, left and right, as well as one camera to give an overview of the body.

A&F’s managing director Ali Majeed says: “Volvo represents good, strong and reliable trucks and with the B-Ride high suspension option offering excellent chassis ground clearance on both the FMX and the FM, these new trucks are ideally suited to the type of construction work with which we’re involved.”

The drivers have praised the vehicles as well, he adds, in particular the improved interiors and, with the FMX, the lighter steering.

“The majority of our fleet is Volvo FM trucks, although with this latest delivery we now have 10 FMX, too,” says Majeed, adding that the dealer support is “nothing short of great”.


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