It’s great to read a good news story. The current pandemic may have done one positive thing – build up the image of the transport industry in the eyes of the general public.
Who would have thought that our drivers and key transport workers would have enjoyed admiration upon levels approaching that of the NHS frontline?
Helping to develop this positive initiative further, the marketing team at Volvo Trucks have presented NHS Charities Together with a cheque for £70,000 – following its pledge to donate £1,000 for every special edition model sold in the UK.
Christian Coolsaet, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland, handed over the cheque to Justine Davy, Head of Fundraising at NHS Charities Together, during a socially distanced meeting outside Volvo Trucks head office in Warwick, alongside one of the first FH Unlimited Edition trucks.
Speaking at the handover, Coolsaet said: “We had a project group working on our FH Unlimited Edition launch, at the exact time when the country was standing on their doorsteps clapping for the NHS each week. Suddenly the idea of involving them in our plans came together; it’s been incredibly well received by our colleagues, customers and dealers alike, and we’re delighted to have helped to raise £70,000 to support an amazing collective of NHS charities.”
Where the Monies Go
Receiving the cheque, Davy said: “We’ve been utterly overwhelmed by the huge outpouring of support our Covid-19 Appeal has received, and we are extremely grateful to everyone at Volvo Trucks for involving us in their campaign. The funds are being shared with NHS charities the length and breadth of the UK, supporting NHS staff, volunteers and patients through the immediate and long-term effects of the pandemic – in ways above and beyond that which government funding can ordinarily provide.”
About the Limited Edition
FH Unlimited Edition deliveries are just beginning and include three different models: the Volvo FH 500 with I-Save, offering the ultimate fuel saving potential; the Volvo FH 500 with I-Shift Dual Clutch; and the Volvo FH 540 with I-Shift.
Each model features a Globetrotter XL cab and a full range of active safety equipment including Collision Warning with Advanced Emergency Brake, Lane Keeping Assist, Volvo Dynamic Steering and Lane Changing Support. All vehicles get the Visibility Plus package, featuring rain sensing wipers, automatic switching Bi-Xenon headlights with washer jets, plus fog lights and static cornering lights which illuminate the road ahead when the indicator is on.
They also benefit from an enhanced exterior finish, chrome detailing, Alcoa Dura Bright alloy wheels, Conger Black premium chassis paint and optional Unlimited Edition cab graphics. Inside the cab drivers can enjoy the premium black leather upholstery embossed with the Volvo iron-mark, a black leather steering wheel, black seats and black door panels. Other features include the Long Haul Fuel Package+, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, 7” touchscreen, single bunk living package and a high level of standard equipment including under bunk fridge, microwave and television preparation.