LondonEnergy, has taken delivery of nine Volvo FM rigids as part of a full upgrade of its hook-loader fleet.
Supplied by the team at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London, the Volvo FMs are powered by D11K diesel engines rated at 430 hp and will be used to service LondonEnergy’s re-use and recycling centres, transporting waste products for processing at its flagship EcoPark facility in Edmonton.
Katie Blowes, Transport and Logistics Manager at LondonEnergy, says: “This order marks our return to Volvo after several years running hook-loaders from another manufacturer. We considered our options carefully, but Volvo won our business based on the suitability of the FM for our inner-city operations, its impressive build quality and the great aftersales support available from our local dealer.
“The new fleet marks a big step forward for us in improving safety and our environmental impact, both of which play an important part in our business strategy. We aim to achieve Earned Status Recognition with the DVLA and FORS Gold Standard to show the high quality of our operation.”
The new trucks, which feature Boughton Engineering bodywork, will be on the road seven-days-a-week, covering up to 200,000 km per annum between them.
Katie continues: “Our drivers were really pleased when we announced the deal with Volvo. There was a definite sense of excitement around the new trucks arriving and they’ve been eager to get them out on the road!”
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