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Volvo Trucks helps fleet “keep moving” during Coronavirus crisis with new finance offer

Volvo Trucks has launched a new finance programme called Keep Moving, to support haulage firms through the challenging Coronavirus pandemic.

It allows businesses that replace older trucks or expand their fleets to defer any fees during the first three months of the agreement. It also includes the option of a two-month payment pause each year.

“Many transport companies and truck drivers have been struggling during this crisis and it is our job to help them in any way we can,” says Robert Grozdanovski, Managing Director, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland.

“The last 10 weeks have demonstrated just how much the whole country relies on the transport and logistics industry.

“We’re so grateful for everything our haulage heroes have done and hope this offer goes a small way to show that appreciation.”

The pan-European finance program has been developed by Volvo Financial Services, which provide Volvo Trucks customers with financial solutions worldwide. The offer is available until the end of June, for new trucks currently in stock.

“Despite the hugely challenging economic backdrop, operators still need to put new vehicles on the road,” says Mike Corcoran, managing director of Volvo Financial Services UK & Ireland.

“We hope this program helps them to do that – in turn allowing them to reduce their fuel bills, lessen their carbon footprint and, most importantly, to ‘Keep Moving’ throughout the current crisis.”

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Volvo Trucks has focused on helping operators keep their fleets rolling to deliver crucial goods and services. In the UK and Ireland, Volvo has provided support in various ways, including examples of technicians within its dealer network working extended hours during weekends to help customers keep trucks on the road when they were needed most. The manufacturer has also shined a light on the nation’s ‘haulage heroes’ via a well-received social media and advertising campaign.

Fleet News May 28 2020 issue

In the May issue

Working on the frontline in the Covid-19 pandemic

The experience of fleet managers and key workers who have stepped up during the height of the pandemic to save lives and keep the country running / p28

The 'forgotten' lockdown 'knights

Freight needs overlooked as authorities prioritise measures to promote cycling and walking / p75

Daf Trucks makes plans for post-Covid-19 future

Market leader expects an impact on parent company's results. But stresses it has strength to ride out storm / p78

In-cab cameras

Putting the blame where it belongs / p80

FTA advice

Protect home workers. Out of sight cannot mean out of mind / p85

Tomorrow's fleet

Target 2050: Delivering net zero emissions / p16

Electric fleet

ULEV project: Results of the Nottingham experiment / p22

Post Covid-19: Getting the post lockdown right / p27

In the spotlight

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service/Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service: Working as one is better than two / p52

Today's fleet: Post Covid-19

Coronavirus webinar: Expert panel answers all your 'what happens next?' questions / p60

Negotiating: The 'why' not just the 'what' / p62

Finance and loans: Coronavirus cash options for business / p64

Fleet News debates: Roundtable talk focuses on EVs / p66

 

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