Spec’d up Volvo FH is reward for GS Davies & Son’s hard-working drivers

GS Davies Volvo FH

Family-run GS Davies & Son has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH Globetrotter 6×2 tractor unit with Drive++ package to enhance the cab for its hard-working drivers.

The new FH will be used to distribute chilled and ambient food products from the business’ internal warehouse to other storage facilities within the wider supply chain.

“We know just how hard truck drivers work, and how much demand there is for their expertise in today’s market,” said Adrian Davies, director at GS Davies & Son. “That’s why we’ve gone the extra mile in fitting our latest truck with a comfortable specification.

“We hope this approach will not only make our drivers’ lives easier, but also potentially attract new talent should we ever need to.”

As part of Volvo’s Drive++ package, the FH is fitted with leather upholstery, dual armrests on both seats and an adjustable steering wheel with neck tilt, while also onboard is an under-bunk mounted 33-litre fridge.

The company has also opted for a Media package with navigation which includes a high-performance 12-inch fully dynamic instrument cluster alongside a secondary colour information display, plus DAB radio.

It’s all fitted within a roomy Globetrotter cab wrapped in the company’s classic dark green and red livery.

The firm’s new FH is powered by a Euro 6e D13K engine producing 500hp and a peak torque of 2500Nm. This is paired with an automated 12-speed I-Shift transmission.

Volvo’s Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning systems increase both truck and driver safety.

“The I-Shift has received extremely positive reviews from our drivers,” Adrian added. “It is a product that works effectively without the driver having to pay practically any attention to it. It can be trusted to always make the right choice.

“Our other Volvos have also boasted very strong reliability records, so we’ve no doubt our latest addition will perform just as well for us.”

Expected to cover 100,000 km per year, the company’s new FH arrives as an addition to GS Davies & Son’s fleet, which now includes four Volvo tractor units and a rigid supplied by another manufacturer.

Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the vehicle will operate five days a week, working across the northwest of England and further afield.