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Volvo Truck service wins the day

Day Aggregates operate over 100 tipper trucks from their various depots. More than half of them are Volvo 8x4s supplied by MC Truck and Bus in Maidstone, along with a few Volvo FM articulated trucks.

Chris Cooling, transport operations manager at Day Aggregates, said: ‘Throughout our business we operate over 50 Volvo trucks at all weight ranges. The service and support from the MC Group is unrivalled by other manufacturers and they are able to adapt to our ever-changing requirements with ease often providing vehicles at short notice.’

Day Aggregates have just put two new Volvo FM13-460 8x4 chassis into their Crawley depot. As Chris Cooling explained: 'I needed these two in a hurry so I took them from stock. My standard choice is usually 400hp and the I-Shift gearbox, but this pair are 460 manuals and they will be fine.' Chris has taken 25 I-Shift-equipped chassis in the last 18 months. 'I’ve been buying Volvo’s automated boxes for seven years now. I don’t waste money on clutches and it has given me uniformity on fuel across the fleet and reliability.'

Average fuel consumption from their Volvos is just under 7mpg. Chris Cooling commented: 'Moving aggregates in a dense urban environment is heavy work with traffic delays the norm. It’s a tough job and the Volvos are more than up to the task.'

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