Groupage Hauler Turns Heads During Drop Off’s

Groupage Hauler Turns Heads During Drop Off’s

🔸 As we celebrate 25 years of successful business, we pride ourselves in boasting a long heritage of customers from all corners of the UK and Ireland. Advancements in technology, smartphones and the ease of the internet all help to bridge the gap between businesses, worlds and export.

Approaching us via social media, Jolene is proud to showcase her company, time and achievements.


Irish based Groupage specialist Donegal Groupage pulled out all the stops when customizing their recent Volvo 540BHP V4, adding to their ever-expanding business.

Based in Donegal, Jolene Mc Bride provides groupage services all across Ireland and to the surrounding area’s. 

👉 Groupage or LTT (Less Than Truck Load) is an excellent alternative to conventional haulage if the amount of product needed doesn’t fill a specific trailer or container. 

As with most new purchases, Jolene wasn’t about to release this particular Volvo onto the Irish roads without first fashioning it into something a little easier on the eye. 

Adding the companies decals and title, alongside subtle paint changes helps to keep this unit fresh, plus incorporating the business’s branding. A dazzling array of light bars, beacons, and air-horns add a presence to the road and particularly useful during night runs. 

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The original chrome catwalk made way for a colour-coded step plate that stretched the length of the chassis, concealing unsightly wires, piping, and prop-shaft. Side skirts, colour-coded wing tops and checker plate introduced a little colour to the rear of the cab and chassis, whilst an upgraded A-frame replaces the regular painted unit.



💬 ‘The air-brush on the back of this truck is of my father who started up this business back in 1995 and who I took over in 2013. He still plays a very big part and puts in a lot of hard work. I wanted to get this done as a surprise to let him know how much he is appreciated within the business’  


Image00005 - Thomas HardieDonegal Groupage worked alongside our used truck sales team and in particular Carl Boase, our National Used Truck Sales Specialist.

💬 ‘We chose this V4 as we wanted to add to our existing fleet and we never have any problems, so we were more than happy to purchase another one of this type’.

Carl Boase boasts a lengthy and decorated career within truck sales and aims to provide the right Volvo for any job, first time round. A highly regarded professional who has seen many customers return throughout the years due to his commitment to seeing a job through to the end. 

💬 ‘Our experience with the Thomas Hardie used truck sales team was second to none and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We dealt with Carl from start to finish and he was very helpful’.

It’s fantastic to see and hear the stories and work put into used trucks once they’ve left our gates and proves that our Volvo’s are the perfect canvas for anyone who prefers a more bespoke workhorse.

Thanks to Jolene Mc Bride for sending us these images and for giving us a little insight into the history of her business.






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