L E Jones Haulage Ltd

“You never know, this may be the first of many”
North Wales-based hauler, L.E Jones Haulage Ltd, recently entered unfamiliar territory with their latest Volvo purchase, a first for the business.
Currently running an exclusively Scania-dominated fleet and operating throughout Wales, company director Rhys Roberts is always on the lookout for tag-axle units as his business is 95% livestock transport.
Following several positive conversations with our Regional Sales Executive Adam Foy, Rhys felt confident that this 71-plate, 500bhp Globetrotter XL might be just what he’s after -“Adam offered me the truck and the deal worked for me. We usually run tag-axle Scanias, but you never know, this Volvo might be the first of many for us going forward”.
Now dressed in Rhys personalised livery, courtesy of Kevin at Ginger Graphics, this FH5 also benefits from 3 year’s Selected Volvo Driveline-Pro warranty.
We would like to thank Rhys for allowing us the opportunity to introduce him and his business to the world of Volvo Trucks and we hope this FH serves him well.

Fearn Farms Fantastical FM

“Spot on, easy to work with, and definitely went above and beyond for me”.
Robert of Fearns Farms Ltd recently took collection of this versatile Volvo FM with the help and support of our Regional Sales Executive, Adam Foy.
With over 3,000 tons of wheat to shift, Robert required a unit which could accommodate his various vacuum tankers that operate around the local Ormskirk/Lancashire region.
Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions, our very own body, paintwork, camera, and hydraulic equipment experts set to work adapting Robert’s Volvo to fit his exact specifications.
Robert also opted for a more lighter and efficient Alcoa wheel alternative to save weight and improve performance. Now Robert will see a weight saving of up to 51%, increased vehicle pay load, reduced operating costs, and an overall boost to profitability and aesthetics.
“Adam was really easy to work with and everything with the truck is spot on. I’ll definitely be buying more trucks from Adam again in the future”
It was great to hear how happy Robert was with his truck and his time spent working with Adam. We would like to thank Fearns Farms Ltd for giving us the opportunity to support them with their fleet and we look forward to doing business together again soon.
A huge thank you also to THVS (Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions). You can learn more about how THVS could help your business via their website 👇
Again, a massive thank you to John Bogue for providing the photography.

Deal of the Month Reloaded – Free Alloy Wheels!

Our previous January Deal of the Month was so successful that we thought we’d throw a new deal in to the mix for this January.

If you purchase our latest truck deal (PN69BXL) you’ll also receive a free set of Alcoa alloy wheels for this truck. Fitted by us, free of charge, ready for collection.

 Truck Spec’s

  • Volvo FH
  • 500bhp
  • 6×2
  • 44t GVW
  • 3.9 WB
  • 453,200km’s

Quote – #ALLOYS24 when enquiring about this offer to our sales team.



  • Offer only applies to full retail sale
  • Offer will provide x6 Alcoa alloy wheels
  • No tyres are included in this offer. The tyres that are currently on the truck will be put onto the new alloy wheels unless new tyres are added at the buyer’s expense.
  • This offer ends on January 31st 2024

What Do You Think?

Our used truck website is a gateway to what vehicles we have for sale and is a fundamental component of how we do business. Therefore, it’s crucial that our website works just as well for you, as it does for us.
Our website was re-designed back in 2020 and a lot has changed since then, so we are keen to understand what still works and what could be improved.
We’ve created a short survey that asks a few simple questions regarding our website, how it looks, how it feels, and offers you the ability to leave any comments or suggestions.
All completed surveys will be entered into a random draw and the lucky winner will receive a Volvo goodie bag!

You can complete our survey here

Thank you.

Together, We’ve Achieved Volvo Used Truck Dealer of the Year 2023.

Winning awards for doing what you love, can it get any better? Well, that is apparently the case for our used truck team, who earlier in November was awarded the prestigious Volvo Used Truck Dealer of the Year 2023 award.

Securing this accolade during possibly the most competitive used truck market to date is no easy feat, and the used truck team understands this more than most. The levels of talent that exist within the truck market should never be underestimated and this result tells us that all corners of our used truck team have exceeded expectations and together, have brought quality, honesty, and above all, trust to our ever-faithful customer base.

But, without this collection of superhero-grade employees going above and beyond day in, day out, results like these wouldn’t be possible. From our technicians repairing and maintaining our stock to the valeters ensuring all of our vehicles come with that new-truck smell and feel. As individuals, we’re nothing, but as a collective, we’re unstoppable.

A momentous thank you to our customers, who rely on us to maintain their fleets and businesses with quality used trucks. This responsibility is held in the utmost regard and our mindset will never waver.

Also, again, a heartfelt thank you to our employees, the wider Thomas Hardie Group, and the Volvo Network for their continuous support providing us with such a stalwart foundation for us to work from.

We’ve made a video that further highlights our gratitude for everyone involved, which you can watch via our YouTube channel here 

Till next time,

Thank you,

Thomas Hardie Used Truck Team.

Chris Hayter’s Doubles Down on Twin FH4’s.

Despite the skies turning a little dreary, CHRIS HAYTER TRANSPORT LTD‘s latest double-additions to their fleet look fantastic, whatever the weather.

Collected yesterday and supplied by Regional Sales Executive, Ronnie Kelsall, these pair included a 2-year Volvo Driveline-Pro warranty and feature Hayter Transport’s iconic livery.

Joint Managing Director, Andy Holligan, commented, ‘Working with Ronnie is always a pleasure. He’s very accommodating and maintains a professional attitude throughout. The quality of trucks we receive is always second to none’.

A huge thank you to Chris Hayter Transport for their continued custom and we look forward to our next venture 💪

Team UVS Contribute Towards RTC Training

Used Vehicle Sales Manager, Jonathan Bownes, and Cheshire Fire and Rescue instructor, Paul Cowin, recently joined forces to further highlight the importance of HGV RTCs.

HGV RTCs (Road Traffic Collisions) can have unbelievably devastating effects on everyone. From the people caught up in the accident to bystanders that rush to help. Nobody wants to be involved, but it is essential that the professionals who specialize in this field are ready and fully understand what can be expected, this was the goal for both Paul and Jonathan.

Jonathan brought along a 2019, 500bhp, 6×2, Volvo FH tractor unit to Winsford Fire Station, giving the training crew a full, hands-on experience with a relatively new HGV. This specific station features a special ‘Major Rescue Unit’ that attends HGV RTCs and other major incidents involving the public. Following a brief introduction from both Paul and Jon, plus a few quick-fire questions from the trainees, the crew was given the opportunity to look around, ask questions and discuss all aspects of the truck. Many opted to climb aboard and at one point, the cabin housed four crew members! Questions ranged from battery isolation points, door jams, cutting locations, windscreen access, trailer connections, axle pressure, and more.

For many, this was the first time they’d had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a modern HGV with Paul commenting; “being able to compare a newer truck to the older style we have to practice extrication, was a major positive of the course” The cab was eventually tilted over allowing the crew further access to the engine and more regions of the vehicle to explore, not before reminding everyone not to leave anything heavy on the bunk!

The afternoon concluded with the crew test-fitting the latest airbag restraint technology on a modern steering wheel and we are glad to hear positive feedback all-round.

The day was very well received with the majority of trainees learning something new and taking with them fresh knowledge that we hope will go on to benefit the station in the future.

We’d like to thank Paul of Cheshire Fire & Rescue for inviting us along and allowing us the chance to further support and contribute towards the HGV RTC effort!

Below are some photos taken of the day 👇


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To Convert or Not to Convert, That is the Equestrian!

New Zealand Horsebox conversion experts European Horse Trucks have once again worked their magic on a 420bhp, GT, ex curtain-sider.

Recently appointed Regional Sales Executive, Adam Foy, provided the FH back in October 2021, removing the original body beforehand.

The actual conversion process happens right here in the UK, thanks to a few hand-picked, highly skilled coach builders. This is due to long waiting lists which can reach over three years! in New Zealand. Another reason why the UK is a great place to carry out conversions is the number of quality chassis units available.

The horsebox in question is a fifteen-ton unit with a four-horse capacity and can accommodate up to six people. It features two hydraulically-powered slideout areas to help provide more room for the living room and shower area. With the latest owner being over six feet tall, it was important for the cabin to be comfortable and accommodating, hence the interior being specifically designed to allow for extra headroom. The day bed was also replaced with two extra seats, allowing the owner’s family to travel in style!

14 - Thomas HardieThis particular conversion isn’t holding back on creature comforts either, with air conditioning, outdoor speakers and a 32″ smart TV helping this FH feel more like a home from home. A full bathroom plus an onboard generator means this family can set up and relax without the need for electronic hook-ups or on-site facilities, perfect for those middle-of-the-field expeditions!

A luxurious, adventure-ready unit with enough gadgets and comfort fit for any horse riding enthusiast, we aren’t expecting any long faces whilst aboard, but hopefully, this truck won’t be around furlong enough to notice!

That’s it, no more puns this month…


Check out the conversion below!


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Economy Sales Executive Levels up.

Economy Sales Executive Adam Foy has historically served as Thomas Hardie Used Truck’s overseas sales expert. Exporting numerous used wagons to far corners of the globe, Adam has continuously provided strong results in a previously untapped market for Thomas Hardie Commercials.

With his roots sunk deeply within the Used Truck team, Adam originally began his time at TH as a PDI Valeter, eventually graduating to Valeter Supervisor and then Economy & Export Executive.

Now, with eyes on the Northwest, Adam now works closely alongside current Regional Sales Executive Ronnie Kelsall. A seasoned professional with over five years of invaluable experience under his belt working within regional sales. Together, the duo now represent the Thomas Hardie Used Truck within the Northwest. A huge leap for Adam and a massive step forward for the UVS depot.

Congratulations to Adam on his recent success, let’s hope the future is as vibrant as the past!

SWT’s DAF Update

SWT (South Wales Truck and Trailer Repairs) has been trading for around four years and began life as a dedicated HGV diagnostics and repairs workshop manned by three fully qualified technicians. Two years in, Tony, director at SWT, decided to expand the business, moving into the haulage sector. Tony’s father also ran a successful haulage firm for over twenty-five years, giving Tony the confidence and knowledge he needed to get the ball rolling with his latest venture. Now running three wagons, SWT is a well-established, versatile business that contributes as well as supports the haulage effort.

It’s worth mentioning that Tony has worked alongside Thomas Hardie Used Trucks for roughly ten years, collecting sold wagons for PM Reace & Sons, so Tony already knew where he would be going to populate his fleet when the time was right!

This latest DAF addition has received a complete strip-down and respray, accompanied by SWT’s unique livery.