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Suttons orders £17m worth of Volvo and MAN tractors


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Transport Engineer  /  February 7, 2017

Suttons Group has ordered more than £17 million worth of new 6x2 tractor units for delivery over the next two years as replacements for its UK bulk tanker fleet.

The international bulk chemicals logistics specialist has agreed deals with Volvo and MAN, with Volvo responsible for most of the truck deliveries in the first year.

The initial order is for 80 Volvo FM 11 lightweight Euro 6c 6x2 tractors, specified with a mix of sleeper and globetrotter cabs, and SLP and ADR models.

Deliveries are expected to commence in April, with commissioning of the first 80 due for completion by September 2017. All of the vehicles are being acquired on Volvo God R&M contracts.

Suttons Group CEO John Sutton, CEO says that the company’s strategic procurement process considered the vehicle specification, fuel efficiency, vehicle reliability, after-sales support and whole life cost.

He also says that safety was a key criterion. “Our drivers’ safety and wellbeing are of great importance so all of the trucks have undergone an evaluation by a driver trainer, focusing on areas like seat comfort, cab and bed access, noise and cab design.


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