Cranleigh Freight Services have taken delivery of their first new Volvo trucks in 10 years, with the addition of four new Volvo FH 460 4 x 2 tractor units supplied on a three-year contract from MC Rental. All four of the new Volvo tractor units will be running in Europe carrying conference, exhibition and motorsport equipment to and from events on the continent.
Explaining the decision to switch back to Volvos, Graham Young, joint MD at Cranleigh Freight Services said, “Although we have been 100% DAF for the last 10 years, we are now looking to multi-brand our fleet. For this fleet change, we took the decision to add new Volvo tractor units this time, using MC Rental, with whom we have always had a good relationship over the years.”
Graham continues, “In the past we have acquired many trucks for our fleet from MC Rental before and they have always provided us with an excellent service, so we had no qualms confirming this 4-tractor unit deal with them for the latest fleet addition programme.”
Cranleigh Freight Services was established in 1977 to provide quality transport services to Europe and has become one of the South East’s premier logistics providers. CFS offers a full range of transport services to Europe, Nationwide UK pallet distribution and Warehousing facilities
All four long haul Volvo FH 460 tractor units were put on contract hire by MC Rental, with sister company MC Truck & Bus supplying the chassis. Each new Volvo features the Globetrotter XL cab, and has rear air suspension as standard. Power is provided by the 460 HP Volvo 12.8l D13K460 diesel engine matched to the AT2612F 12 speed I-shift automated gearbox. The tractor units have full airflow packages including roof and side air deflectors plus chassis skirts.
“It is reassuring when long established customers such as Cranleigh Freight Services make a welcome return to MC Rental and MC Truck & Bus after a 10 year absence and we are really looking forward to working with them over the working life of these new Volvo tractor units,” said Steve Moon, Truck Sales Director, MC Truck & Bus.
Further information about the full range of contract hire and rental options from MC Rental can be viewed on the company’s website at www.mcgroupltd.co.uk