Tuxford-based Griffins Logistics has taken delivery of 16 new Volvo trucks, two years after welcoming its first-ever model from the manufacturer, citing fuel economy and backup service The 16 units – consisting of three Volvo FM 460 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units, 11 FE 320 6×2 and two FL 250 4×2 curtainsider rigids – join a 40-strong commercial vehicle fleet, arriving as a mixture of direct replacements for older models and as a partial fleet expansion.
Owen Griffin, commercial director, said:
“While we run a mixed fleet, we’ve become very fond of the Volvo product across the last couple of years. The drivers, in particular, are big fans and are always noting how comfortable and enjoyable they are to drive and just how spacious the cabs are too. Whether you go for a rigid or a tractor unit, you know you’re getting a quality product when you choose a Volvo, hence why we’ve already got more orders in the bank for 2024.”
All 16 vehicles benefit from a Euro 6 compliant engine, with the FMs and the FEs also featuring an automated I-Shift transmission. This contributes greatly to the manufacturer’s notable fuel economy by constantly evaluating information regarding speed, weight, road grade and torque demand to apply precision to every shift.
The Volvo FM tractor units also have spacious Globetrotter cabs, kitted out with a Drive++ package that brings dual armrests, additional storage and a comfortable leather steering wheel to the build.