It will come as no surprise to many of you that we love Volvo FH trucks. Their defining Forward-control High-entry cabs create an excellent driving position, a roomy interior and enough sleeper space to make them a home from home on long-distance overnight jobs, or even just for daytime trucking. (more…)
30 May 2018
As Volvo Trucks launch their Driver Challenge 2018 on the hunt for the world’s best driver of a Volvo truck, let’s take a look at some of the technologies built into the Volvo FH4 that allow drivers to be the best. (more…)
29 Mar 2018
The Volvo Trucks FH4 is the latest in a line that marks its 25th anniversary in 2018 and has become a firm fleet favourite.
Its combination of dependability and driver comfort has set the Volvo FH4 apart ever since the new FH launched in 2013 – so what do you need to know about this HGV hero? (more…)
29 Jan 2018
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
Thomas Hardie Used Trucks were delighted to throw open the gates of our Middlewich depot on October 4th so that all of our friends, partners and customers could come down and join in the celebration of Volvo Trucks’ 50th anniversary supplying to the UK market. (more…)
05 Oct 2017
Thomas Hardie Used Trucks has launched a Used Demo Trucks campaign and we cannot wait for you to get involved. (more…)
14 Jul 2017
Here at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks we’re always excited to see our trucks on the road and customers showcasing their talents.
Simon, and his son Alfie, buy Volvo trucks from Thomas Hardie Used Trucks. What they do with them impressed Truckfest so much they were asked to exhibit some of their customizations this past event. (more…)
27 Jun 2017
Thomas Hardie customers in the north-west may already know Ronnie Kelsall well, our used vehicle regional sales executive who works with new and existing customers to find ways Thomas Hardie Used Trucks can help with sourcing and maintaining vehicles to the highest of standards. (more…)
09 May 2017
Thomas Hardie Used Trucks are celebrating a resounding success at the Volvo Dealer Kick Off Event in Birmingham recently, where we were delighted to be named winners of the Volvo Used Truck Dealer Award. (more…)
16 Mar 2017
To celebrate 20 years of consecutive service, Sunhill Transport owner Peter Jones presented Alan with stunning, top of the range FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor unit.
07 Feb 2017
We have been featured in a Commercial Motor article!
Read the full article here
27 Jan 2017
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.
20 Jan 2017
Today we’re delighted to introduce our latest new starter, Used Vehicle Regional Sales Executive Ronnie Kelsall. Ronnie joins us from his previous role as sales executive from our aftermarket department at Thomas Hardie Commercials.
29 Nov 2016
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
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
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
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.
23 Aug 2016
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!
25 Jul 2016
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.
21 Jun 2016
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.
21 Jun 2016
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
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
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.
26 May 2016
The Fan Dance – not as fun as it sounds!
In just a few short weeks, three brave members of the team here at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks team will be taking on their next big challenge… The (deceptively fun-sounding) Fan Dance Summer Edition!
The gruelling 24km race rises over the punishing peaks of the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons, Pen Y Fan. We’ll be battling the elements on this lung-busting route, facing shockingly steep inclines, loose stone trails and a dense, forested vehicle track. And that’s not all – as we’ll be loaded down with 35lb kit bags!
24 May 2016
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
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.
15 Feb 2016
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.
23 Dec 2015
Christmas cheer is spreading throughout the entire team at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks. With the festivities fast approaching, our spirits were lifted even more when we opened our copy of Commercial Motors and found a glowing and complimentary piece featuring yours truly, and the recent sale of three used Volvo trucks by our good friends, Hawk Transport.
10 Dec 2015
At Thomas Hardie Used Trucks, we offer a million and one ways to make your truck your own. Customised trucks are becoming more and more popular, with a huge range of options and additional add-ons that can make your dream drive come alive.
We’re excited to announce that we now offer a range of bespoke customisation services for your used truck, full details of which can be found on our Customisations page.
Whether you choose bespoke lighting, full-leather interior or some super suspension, it’s time to get creative – you can personalise your truck so that you’ll love it for the long haul. So, without further ado, here’s a rundown of just a few of the services we offer.
16 Nov 2015
Truckers, the time has come! Commercial Motor magazine recently put a used Volvo FH13 through its paces, in a series of stringent tests for a seriously thorough review. In the ultimate in-depth examination of a second-hand Volvo truck, could this be the birth of Top Gear for used Volvo trucks? Today we take a look at what Commercial Motor thought of this used FH13 and their verdict on buying a preowned truck. The question is, will we agree?
22 Oct 2015
We’re proud to announce the arrival of the FH13 Version 4 Globetrotters at Thomas Hardie Used trucks. The version 4 is the latest model in the Volvo FH series, which Volvo have dubbed ‘the trucks of the future’.
The V4 was first released as brand new in 2014 and now we are starting to see the first used trucks of this make and model starting to come through our Used Truck Centre for resale at a fraction of their ‘as new’ price.
13 Oct 2015
Last weekend the team here at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks undertook the mammoth challenge of walking the National Three Peaks in 23 hours and 55 minutes. By some miracle we managed to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just over 23 hours despite having to endure some of the worst weather we have ever encountered, forgetting our maps and even stopping at one point to rescue an old lady.
14 Aug 2015
New heavy-duty features introduced by Volvo Trucks have been announced to the Volvo and FH and FMX series trucks, which will further improve their already impressive driveability and capacity for work. It will be a few years before any of these new models are sold on to become used Volvo trucks, but we’re already excited at the prospect.
31 Jul 2015
Thomas Hardie Used Trucks is pleased to offer our congratulations to the Thomas Hardie Middlewhich Depot, which has been awarded the Large Dealer of the Year Service Excellence Award by Volvo Truck UK in recognition of the outstanding levels of service we provided to our customers throughout 2014.
02 Jul 2015
A new era for Thomas Hardie Used Trucks has arrived with the unveiling of our new website, compiling 25 years of experience that has helped us become the North West’s largest Volvo Used Truck Centre.
23 Apr 2015