Biglorryblog spots that Simon Gibson is bulking up with some pretty smart new Volvo’s

Three smart looking Volvo FH 6×2 tractor units have entered service with East Yorkshire-based haulier Simon Gibson Transport. The company, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, specialises in bulk powder transport, handling and storage.

Specification of the Globetrotter-cabbed Volvo FH tractor units is centred on the D13K500 engine with the I-Shift automated gearbox, Drive+ package and Durabrite wheels. A small mid-lift axle, rated at 4,500 kgs, is fitted to reduce unladen weight.

Founded in 2000 by ex-Owner-Driver Simon Gibson, the company has grown rapidly and now operates a fleet of around 84 trucks, including 60 Volvos, plus 100 bulk powder tanker trailers. The latter are mostly manufactured by Feldbinder, twelve of which have joined the fleet this year so far

“We’re continuing to invest in the fleet,” reports Simon Gibson, “We are doing regular, weekly European work and have tankers out-based with customers as well as tanks dedicated to the wide variety of products we carry. We really like the latest Volvo FH. They are reliable and the build quality is superb. Fuel economy is very good.” T