Marlow-based R Jameson Event Transport has put two new Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter XL 4×2 tractor units on the road, marking the first time the company has ordered new trucks from the Swedish manufacturer.
The two new FHs expand the operator’s fleet to 19 vehicles.
“The product quality on offer is remarkable, especially in the cab, while the technology now available in the Volvo FH is superb,” said business owner, Richard Jameson.
“It all makes for a super enjoyable driving experience that really stands out from the competition.”
Each truck is powered by a Euro 6 D13K Step E engine, producing 500 bhp and a peak torque of 2500 Nm. They are driven by Volvo’s automated 12-speed I-Shift gearbox.
As R Jameson’s work takes its drivers across the UK and into Europe, the new Volvos have been specified firmly with driver comfort in mind.
The Globetrotter XL cabs have been fitted with a Drive+ package, adding dual armrests on both driver and passenger seats, electrically controlled roof hatch and adjustable steering wheel with neck tilt.
The trucks also include ample storage space with 245-litres on offer in the rear of the cab, a 33-litre fridge, a microwave, two bottle holders and a premium 50mm mattress overlay protector, all courtesy of a one-bed Living+ package.
A suspended and heated driver’s seat is installed, complementing the trucks’ full air suspension for a smooth and comfortable ride.
Volvo’s overnight air conditioning system – I-Park Cool – has also been selected to ensure R Jameson’s drivers can sleep at their chosen temperature overnight whatever the weather, without impacting fuel consumption.
The driving experience is further enhanced through a media pack with navigation, including a high-performance 12-inch fully dynamic instrument cluster with a secondary colour display and DAB radio.
R Jameson has added a Visibility+ package to include electrically heated and operated main and wide-angle mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and LED headlamps.
“Our drivers put in quite the stint, so it is only right they are given the most comfortable working environment possible,” said Jameson. “We’re also acutely aware that our fleet is our image – opting for such a luxurious spec and premium vehicle brand is our way of advertising that we are serious about our work.”
Established in 2005, R Jameson Event Transport provides transport solutions for the entertainment and corporate industries. Jameson expects his new vehicles – backed by a Volvo Blue Contract including all preventative maintenance – to cover 75,000km a year.
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