COUPLET: Countrywide Farmers capture FH pair
Countrywide Farmers have invested in two new Euro VI-compliant Volvo FH-500 XL tractor units as they look to bolster their fleet’s green credentials.
The couplet, which add to Countrywide’s recent delivery of Euro V Volvo FH and FL trucks, are 6×2, Globetrotter XL-cabbed variants with I-Shift automated gearboxes.
They will support the company’s retail operation, delivering from their distribution centre to their network of stores.
Fuel accounts for up to 30% of Countrywide’s operating costs, with Volvo’s Dynafleet telematics used to monitor fleet fuel performance.
Countrywide have also invested in a two-day driver development programme, delivered by Volvo dealer Truck and Bus Wales and West, for the drivers of the new trucks.
Truck and Bus Wales and West will maintain the trucks at weekends to meet Countrywide’s requirements.