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Simon Gibson Transport order three new Volvo FH tractor units

Simon Gibson Volvo trucks

Three more Volvo FH 6x2 tractor units have entered service with Goole, East Yorkshire-based European haulier Simon Gibson Transport. 

The company, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, specialises in bulk powder transport, handling and storage.

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. All the company’s Volvos are supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus at Hull.

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. The fleet’s average mileage is between 160,000 and 250,000 kms for double-shifted vehicles.

“We’re continuing to invest in the fleet,” said 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.”

The trucks are on a Volvo Gold R&M contract with Uptime Assurance and Crossroads maintain the trucks at their Hull workshop. 


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