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K1 Logistics welcomes first Volvo Trucks

Welsh company K1 Logistics has taken delivery of six new Volvos, with two more set to come

Welsh based logistics company K1 Logistics has announced it has taken delivery of its first ever Volvo trucks as it welcomes six new FH 460 with I-Save Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units into its fleet.

The six trucks will be joined by a further two identical trucks to follow, with the new vehicles being supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West.

“When it came to refreshing our fleet, we wanted a model that looked good out on the road, that would make our drivers’ lives easier and that would outshone everything else on the market,” K1 Logistics managing director Kurt Evans says.

“The early indication is that our new FHs more than fit the bill; our drivers literally don’t have a bad word to say about them.”

The trucks are dressed in a sleek silver and purple livery and are powered by Euro 6 compliant D13TC Step E engines.

K1 Logistics’ new FHs are also equipped with Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift automated gearbox technology and I-See predictive cruise control to bring further sustainability and operational efficiency gains through perfectly timed gearshifts and active speed management.

The company tested all three elements together while trialling a demo truck provided by Truck and Bus Wales and West, with the vehicle producing unprecedented cost and performance gains for the operator.

“Reduced carbon footprint and improved operational efficiency are two goals that rarely go hand-in-hand, hence why we were so impressed with the results the I-Save, I-Shift, I-See package combination produced,” says Evans.

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“During our trial, we saw significant fuel savings. When we tested an alternative unit from another manufacturer it simply could not come close to those figures.”

The company’s first six trucks are already receiving rave reviews from K1 Logistics’ drivers, who have noted how much more comfortable and spacious the Globetrotter cab is versus the model they replaced.

“They also tell me the FH 460 offers a much more solid drive than what we had previously,” says Evans.

“The consensus is that it is simply a far more comfortable and enjoyable truck to work in.”

All eight units have been bought outright and are backed by a 24-month Volvo Gold Contract to guarantee maximum uptime and worry-free ownership thanks to 24/7 real-time monitoring of the trucks’ critical components.

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