Archway Haulage

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Ten years after completing his apprenticeship at Thomas Hardie Commercials, Sam Archer, now director of Fleetwood-based family firm Archway Haulage, has taken delivery of his first new truck in five years. The Volvo FH500 Globetrotter Lite 6x2 tractor unit is set to be followed by two further FHs and an FE rigid, all supplied through Thomas Hardie Commercials in Preston. The FH has a range of specification changes, including the fitment of mono leaf front springs, all aluminium air tanks, susie arch and aluminium wheels. It also uses a pusher axle on 17.5in wheels together with a lightweight drive axle. Sam said: “Cut me in half, and you’d see Volvo runs through me. I love the product, you can’t beat it, and I say that having had the rare opportunity to both work in my local dealership, and now as a customer.”