Farrall’s Group has been buying Volvo Trucks for many years, so it comes as no surprise that their most recent truck order was for four 6×2 Volvo FH tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs rated at 500hp and the I-Shift gearbox.

Volvo FH500 Tractor units Globetrotter XL
Farralls’ four Volvo FH500 Tractor Units with Globetrotter XL Cabs

The FHs – two replacements and two fleet additions – are built with a 3900mm wheelbase and are expected to be in service for seven years. Covering roughly 120,000 kms per year they have been supplied with a comprehensive Volvo repair and maintenance package

Eddie Farrall, who started the business with his wife Joan back in the 1950s, believes the current Volvo FH to be “the greatest truck ever built”.

Kat Farrall, Managing Director, and Eddie’s granddaughter says:

You know exactly what you are going to get with Volvo, they are reliable, long-lasting and offer great fuel economy,” says. “We like to give our drivers the best tools for the job, so they can deliver quality on time, every time.”

Just in Time for Covid Rush

The trucks arrive just in time to help with the rush that the Covid-19 pandemic is causing for many transport operators helping to deliver to supermarkets and RDCs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kat says:

These latest trucks are settling in well and have already been busy delivering food, toilet rolls and other essential items nationwide. We’ve paired them with new curtainside trailers, and also with our new refrigerated trailers, as part of our latest venture into temperature-controlled deliveries. They’ll be delivering all over the North West, into Wales and down into London, having all been fitted with the required Direct Vision Standard safety equipment.

We have had a long-standing relationship with Thomas Hardie Commercials and are always pleased with the service they offer. They have a similar can-do culture to ours and always ensure our requirements are met and, most importantly, delivered on time.