A Training Mission With Military Veterans

VETERANS into Logistics, a charity which specialises in helping former military personnel to re-train for a career in the logistics sector, has replaced its ageing fleet of three HGV driver training vehicles with modern Volvo trucks.
The new vehicles comprise an FH 460 LNG Globetrotter 6×2 tractor unit donated by Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland, along with a tandem-axle boxvan trailer donated by Asda. At the same time a grant from the Veterans’ Foundation has enabled the purchase of a second identical tractor unit and trailer, plus an 18 tonne Volvo FL 250 4×2 rigid.
Veterans into Logistics will now use the three diesel powered Volvos to help around 150 new HGV drivers train and qualify for a new career each year upon leaving the army, navy or the RAF. Uniquely for a driver training provider, both FH tractor units will be fuelled on LNG. John Harker MBE, general manager of Veterans into Logistics, said: “We desperately needed to modernise our training fleet and Volvo Trucks, Asda and the Veterans’ Foundation jointly stepped up at the perfect time.

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