Hills Waste Solutions has ordered three new Volvo FH tractor units on a five year contract hire deal.
The Wiltshire-based waste management contractor, part of the Hills Group Limited, said that the FH-500 6×2 vehicles will replace three Volvo FM12 6×4 tractors, and are expected to have significantly better fuel figures than their predecessors.
Peter Moore, Hills Waste Solutions’ transport operations manager, explained that the trailers “are already showing an improvement of around 8 percent in fuel consumption”.
He said that the vehicles are equipped with Volvo technology that allows monitoring of fuel usage and vehicle location, as well as driver management and fleet scheduling.
The vehicles also have Volvo’s “globetrotter” cabs for overnight accommodation – a result of Hills Group’s consultation with its drivers over the specification.