Category Archives: Volvo

Thomas Hardie’s Volvo FH4 demo truck exceeds expectations

In the summer of 2017, Thomas Hardie Used Trucks launched our Demo Trucks campaign, giving customers the chance to experience the version 4 Volvo FH trucks first-hand.

We know not everyone has a version 4 Volvo FH in their fleet, but with our campaign, you can drive one for yourself and decide if it’s time to make the New Shape FH your next addition. (more…)

29 Nov 2017

Highlights of 2016 for Volvo Trucks and Thomas Hardie

The past year was an eventful one both for Volvo Trucks and for Thomas Hardie in particular, with plenty of excitement and achievement to look back on from 2016 as a whole.

Here are some of our personal highlights from a year that saw Volvo Trucks and Thomas Hardie both go from strength to strength.

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20 Jan 2017

Volvo: Setting Safety (and Seatbelt!) Standards Since 1959

 

Introducing the new Volvo FH

In 2012, Volvo launched a completely new model of their long-serving and immensely popular heavy-duty truck… The Volvo FH.

The new Volvo FH was not just an updated version of the old one – it was a completely new truck. To ensure that the new model would live up to its predecessor (and then some) this truck was subjected to a huge range of grueling quality tests, to guarantee it would live up to Volvo’s notoriously high standards. These mainly focused on the truck’s reliability, durability, fuel consumption and of course… safety. (more…)

22 Nov 2016

Don’t Miss: The Winner of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge!

Volvo’s Fuel Challenge puts truckers to the test!

This month saw a few of the world’s most frugal truck drivers gather at Volvo Trucks’ test track in Gothenburg, Sweden, in honour of Volvo’s annual Drivers’ Fuel Challenge. 28 finalists from all over the globe were in attendance to compete for the title of ‘World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Driver’.

The thrifty competition consists of a Volvo FH, a 6.9km-long track and as little fuel as possible. This year, the race also included a twist… Any drivers that managed to complete the course with any time to spare were awarded extra points. Speedy and spending less on fuel… What’s not to love? (more…)

20 Oct 2016

You Heard It Here First! We Say Hello to Even More New Stock!

 

Stunning new stock has just arrived!

Yes, that’s right, and you heard it here first. We’ve recently said hello to a new range of beautiful, clean trucks that sure to catch your eye. These fine trucks are ex-major-UK-supermarket-fleet, so we can confirm their superior quality. Each of these trucks has also been fully maintained by Volvo from new, so the performance, safety and reliability of the Swedish marque are guaranteed. (more…)

17 Oct 2016

Will Volvo’s 2400bhp Iron Knight Break the World Speed Record?

We dub thee The Iron Knight

Tractor units and world speed records don’t often go hand in hand… But once again the folks at Volvo have defied convention with their latest experimental truck, The Iron Knight.

Volvo’s team of like-minded, speed-loving lunatics has come together to develop and build a 2400bph truck that is set to, well, set a world speed record. The powertrain is based on the same unit that sits in a road-going Volvo FH, but the engine has been pushed to its limits to produce maximum power.

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23 Aug 2016

What’s Red and White and Just Rolled in at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks?

Why, it’s our NEW STOCK of course!

The mercury’s rising and things are heating up here at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks. We’ve got new stock arriving daily, so today we’re telling you all about what’s turned up!

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25 Jul 2016

Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips for Trucks!

 

Did you know that fuel accounts for around 30% of a fleet’s total operating costs?

With prices at the pumps slowly creeping back up, it makes for good business to try and minimise your fuel bills as much as you possibly can.

Haulage companies tend to look at a variety of options when it comes to curbing fuel costs — including everything from deploying hybrid-powered vehicles to implementing fleet management software. But one strategy is basically free to implement; and will have a significant impact on the fleet’s total fuel use. This fantastic fuel-saving strategy? Better driving habits!

Here are a few tips for drivers that will reduce fuel consumption and cut costs.

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21 Jun 2016

Volvo Trucks Fuel Focus Reduces Driving Costs Yet Again

 

Volvo Trucks Cut Fuel Costs by 5%

Once again we’re lauding Volvo Trucks, as the brand launches improvements on a number of its ranges, including the FM, FMX, FH and FH16 models range. The Swedish marque has made aerodynamic adjustments to increase fuel efficiency, reporting reductions in fuel costs of up to 5 per cent.

For any haulier with a heavy workload, fuel costs are a key issue. To tackle this, Volvo Trucks invests millions into its dedicated ‘Fuel Focus’. During product development, engineers are specially trained to identify potential areas for improvement – the latest of which have now been introduced to these updated engines. Each complies with the Euro-6 Step C regulation and aerodynamic optimisations have been made on the Volvo FH cab, with some weight optimisations on the chassis.

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21 Jun 2016

Volvo’s Latest Concept Truck Cuts Fuel Consumption by 30%

Make way for the latest Volvo concept truck!

They’ve only gone and done it again. Exciting new details about the latest Volvo concept truck have landed and, in true Swedish style, the group hasn’t failed to disappoint.

The newly developed concept for the heavy-duty vehicle has been created with support from the Swedish Energy Agency. It’s key selling point? The promise of 30% savings in fuel consumption. One of the key factors behind the enhanced fuel economy is the massive 40% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency. (more…)

06 Jun 2016

Volvo Truck Warranties: Which is Right for You?

Choosing from our Volvo truck warranties

When it comes to used trucks, it pays to get to know your warranty options. But what is it that determines which warranty is right for you? The answer isn’t the same for every vehicle – so to help you, we’ve come up with some easy-to-remember questions. When considering which of the Volvo truck warranties will suit your needs, ask yourself the following… (more…)

31 May 2016

Volvo Safety Cabs Save Lives! FH Tractor Unit Driver Has Lucky

One lucky trucker says thanks to his FH tractor unit

 

Back in March, truck driver Paul Cooling from J. Medler Haulage of Norwich, would have breathed a large sigh of relief – as he was lucky enough to escape a horrific road accident with just minor cuts and bruises. Thankfully, Paul was driving a Volvo FH tractor unit – and he’s attributing his well-being to the robust design and safety features that Volvo is famed for.
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26 May 2016

Make Way for Volvo Selected: Volvo Introduce Market-Leading Warranties

Volvo’s Market-Leading Warranties for Used Trucks

It’s an exciting time in the used truck industry, as Volvo has become one of the first manufacturers to offer an extended warranty on certain, specially chosen used trucks.

The ground-breaking guarantees are evidence of Volvo’s confidence in their second-hand vehicles, as a manufacturer’s guarantee on a pre-loved lorry is unheard of in the logistics industry. Volvo themselves will hand-pick the used trucks to be awarded the prestigious Driveline Warranties. When chosen, these trucks will be awarded the title of ‘Volvo Selected’, ‘Volvo Approved’ or ‘Volvo Economy’. (more…)

01 Apr 2016

Volvo’s FH13… Forever Our Favourite Truck!

FH Series: 3x Award Winner

Since the FH Series was introduced back in ’93, this marketing-leading range of trucks has, deservedly so, scooped the UK’s coveted ‘Truck of The Year’ award not once, but three times – in 1994, 2000 and 2014. Here’s why we think it’s a contender for this year’s prize and why the FH13 model is, quite possibly, our most favourite of all our used Volvo trucks.
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15 Feb 2016

TVs and MOTs… This January We’re Giving Them Away!

Great January Giveaway!

This January, not only are we offering great-value prices on all our used Volvo trucks, we’re also throwing in a top-of-the-range 55” TV and 12 months’ MOT completely for free! The offer is available on specially-selected used Volvo trucks and will run from New Year’s Day to the end of the month – so hurry… These trucks are sure to be snapped up fast! Choose from one of these models to qualify for the offer.

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23 Dec 2015