Lancashire-based Millers of Longton Ltd have taken delivery of a Volvo FH16-750 6×4 rigid. Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston, it is the company’s first-ever brand new recovery vehicle and is equipped with a 40-tonne rotator fitted by Boniface Engineering of Thetford, Norfolk.
“Ultimately, I guess our business is about being relied upon when something’s gone wrong,” says Millers of Longton Ltd., Director Jack Miller. “Our customers are relying on us, often in difficult circumstances, so we need the ultimate in dependability from our vehicles. For me that means Volvo.”
The company has carried out recovery services for Thomas Hardie Commercials over the past ten years, often using its Volvo FH12, which it purchased four years ago. “The FH12 is now 11-years old, but it has proved to be such a dependable workhorse,” says Jack. “Based on this experience and our relationship with Volvo it was really a ‘fait accompli’ that for our first-ever brand new truck we’d turn to Volvo.”
Since taking delivery, Jack Miller has been full of nothing, but praise for the FH16-750. “This really is a fantastic truck,” he says. “Everything about it is lovely. It’s a good truck to be in, a good truck to drive and I would say the 750 is ‘top of the game’ in terms of horsepower. In fact, ‘it does everything it says on the tin’.”