Ellesmere Port, Cheshire-based, D Morgan plc has added 32 new Volvo trucks to its fleet.
The vehicles benefit from a number of new design innovations and industry-leading accident prevention features, which demonstrate the company’s commitment to both FORS and CLOCS while ensuring future compliance with Direct Vision Standards and Clean Air Zones.
Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the new Volvo fleet consists of 31 FMX 8×4 rigids and one FH16 650 double drive tractor unit. All the FMXs feature Volvo’s D11K 410hp Euro 6 engines and include I-Shift gearboxes with Volvo’s construction package software.
Rounding off the powertrain are single reduction, tandem 23-tonne drive axles with differential and cross locks. To reduce site dust levels, the extra-high chassis are fitted with horizontal-mounted diesel particulate filters and vertical SCR exhaust silencers. “We chose to expand our fleet with Volvo trucks after conducting extensive trials and getting great feedback from multiple drivers. This, coupled with the strength of its local dealership, fuel economy and anticipated residual values were also attractive,” said Dale Anderton, transport manager at the firm.