The Volvo FH16 has a Euro-6 compliant Step E D16K engine, producing 650 hp and a peak torque of 3,150 Nm. This will offer plenty of power for CRJ Services’ heavy haulage work, with the vehicle plated for 65-tonne GCW operations.

CRJ Services’ Volvo FH 540 is  powered by a Euro-6 compliant Step E D13K engine producing 540 hp and a maximum torque of 2,600 Nm is driven via an automated 12-speed I-Shift transmission.

Supplied by Mark Lingard, Customer Solutions Manager at Thomas Hardie Commercials, the new Volvos will distribute plant hire equipment across the UK and Ireland. They arrive as direct replacements for older models.

Joe Symons, Transport Manager, CRJ Services, says: “Having run Volvos on our fleet for much of the last twenty years, we know the quality of the product, and we didn’t need much persuasion to go with them again this time. Our team has warmly received the new Volvos, and our drivers especially – they’re delighted with the power and torque available in both trucks.

“We also have a very close relationship with Thomas Hardie Commercials. Mark and his colleagues have always been extremely attentive to our needs and are a pleasure to work with. All that considered, we cannot see ourselves going with any other manufacturer going forward.”

The new trucks are each backed by a Volvo Blue Contract including all preventative maintenance, and are expected to cover 100,000 km, predominately working weekdays. Decked out in CRJ Services’ distinctive black and green livery, both models are completed with Alcoa Dura Bright alloy wheels.