King’s Heavy Haulage (Bristol) Ltd., from Avonmouth has taken delivery of two new Volvo FH 6×4 tractor units which are already proving their worth.

“Times are tough at the moment,” commented Managing Director Steve King to Tachoblog.

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“But nevertheless we have invested in new equipment which is less environmentally damaging and provides us with all the latest technological developments. This benefits us, our drivers and ultimately our customers”, he added.

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Supplied by local Volvo Dealer Truck and Bus Wales & West Limited the new units were specified with a 500hp engine, Volvo automated I-Shift gearbox, rear air suspension and single-reduction drive axles. The new tractors will operate at weights up to 80-tonnes gross under STGO ‘Cat 2’ authorisation. The eye-catching Volvos are also equipped with two-man Globetrotter cabs complete with a leather-trimmed interior and refrigerator.

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King’s Heavy Haulage, which was established by the still current owner in 1969 with just one vehicle, has used Volvo trucks since the mid 1970s and has remained loyal to the marque since that time.

Currently there are 17 Volvo vehicles in the company fleet all of which are employed on specialist duties. The well-equipped workshop carried out the installation of additional equipment such as storage lockers and additional lighting on the two latest Volvo tractor units.

“We have established that the Volvo product suits our needs perfectly,” said Steve King. “Over the years we have been tempted away from the product once or twice by offers that were simply too good to refuse. But we have always returned to Volvo. And the two latest units confirm that we have made the right decision,” he concluded.