RECYCLING and renewable energy specialist Viridor Waste Management considered carefully before making a CV procurement decision, so that when Chris Hanson-Jones, logistics unit manager at Viridor Trafford Park, took delivery of nine new trucks he chose a mixture of Volvo FMX and FE skip loaders and rollonoffs, plus one Volvo FM front end loader.

The new group of rigids was supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd.

Several manufacturers were considered, but Volvo won through, thanks to driver input and the service the company have always received from supplying local dealership Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd, which also provides full repair and maintenance for the Trafford Park fleet.

One of the major aims of the current fleet replacement project was to improve driver safety. ‘If you are a Viridor Trafford Park driver and you’re driving a skip vehicle it will now always be a Volvo chassis cab with a Boughton Engineering skip loader on the back,’ Chris explains, ‘so you’ll always be familiar with the vehicle and controls.’