Stornoway Haulier Places Ten New Volvos Over Two Depots

HIGHLANDS and Islands distribution specialists, DR Macleod has put ten new Volvo FH tractor units into operation to replace a similar group of FH tractor units, which were operated on a three year contract hire.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, Inverness, the ten FH 6×2 mid-lift tractor units are also on a 36 month contract hire agreement. All of the group feature Volvo’s D13K engines rated at 500hp, which are coupled to I-Shift automated gearboxes. The Globetrotter cabs were specified with full leather interiors, in addition to Volvo Drive+ and living packages.

Seven of the new Volvo FHs will be based at DR Macleod’s Inverness depot and the remaining three will be kept at the firm’s Glasgow hub. To be utilised on a combination of long distance haulage and inter depot trunks, the Volvos are equipped with 490 litre fuel tanks and 100 litre AdBlue reservoirs.

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