Stockport-based Robert Walker has added to its fleet of 43 trucks with two new Volvo FH 540 Dual Clutch 6×2 tractor units, each equipped with Globetrotter XL cabs and I-Park Cool, overnight air conditioning system, supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials.

Established in 1958, family-run Robert Walker specialises in the delivery of forklift trucks across the UK and Ireland. The new Volvo FH trucks have been supplied on a three-year finance lease via Volvo Financial Services and are expected to cover 120,000 km annually.

Each Euro-VI truck is powered by a 540hp D13K Step E engine, with a peak torque of 2,600 Nm and 12-speed I-Shift transmission.

The Globetrotter XL cab is chosen as standard for all Robert Walker’s Volvos to include heated and suspended driver’s seat as well as a Drive+ package including electric air conditioning with a carbon filter and sun, mist and air quality sensors and dual armrests. The Living+ package adds a reclining bunk with 50mm mattress topper and sleeper control panel, 33-litre fridge and a microwave.

John Chapman, Workshop Manager at Robert Walker, says: “We’ve been firm fans of Volvo since acquiring our first model back in 1999, so we’re well accustomed to Volvo’s high product quality and driving performance. The new trucks may have only joined the fleet a few weeks ago, but our drivers are already heaping praise on the extra space and the creature comforts we’ve included. We’re very pleased with what they have delivered so far.”

“Though our drivers persevered with the extremely high temperatures we saw last year, ahead of this summer we wanted to make absolutely certain that they have all the tools they need at their disposal to ensure a comfortable and cool night’s sleep,” says Chapman. “The fact that I-Park Cool also has zero impact on fuel consumption is another huge benefit.”