Owner operator David Boylan has taken delivery of a flagship Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter 6×4 tractor unit.
The vehicle has been specified to combine the highest levels of driver safety and comfort, while also improving operational efficiency.
A Schmitz Cargobull tri-axle tipping trailer will be used with the truck, which is tasked with delivering sand, pebbles and crushed stone.
Boylan explained his decision to go with Volvo.
“Getting the best bang for your buck is vital in today’s climate,” he said.
“Therefore, when it came to ordering a new truck, Volvo was the number one choice.”
“The FH is already putting in strong performances day-to-day.
“The fuel economy gains we’ve seen versus the older truck it replaced have certainly helped.
Boylan left no stone unturned in refining his new truck’s specification.
For example, he selected numerous Volvo option packages to create the best working environment.
As a result, the flagship Volvo has a Globetrotter cab with Drive++ package, which includes desirable extras.
There’s an electrically operated interior sun visor, as well as extended leather upholstery and electronic air-conditioning.
Meanwhile, twin armrests and a media package with navigation ensures a premium onboard experience.
The FH is powered by Volvo’s D13K 540hp Euro 6 Step E engine, which offers a maximum 2,600Nm of torque.
Other features are included, for instance, include the Volvo Engine Brake, which boosts safety and reduces brake wear.
Another important addition is the Visibility+ pack, thereby adding in distinctive LED headlights that adapt to the conditions.
“The environments the truck is expected to perform in can be very difficult to navigate safely,” said Boylan.
“Therefore, ensuring maximum visibility was a top priority when it came to settling on a final specification.”
Concluding, Boylan said the flagship Volvo FH would cover 120,000km a year, working six days a week.