European and UK haulier, Bradley Transport has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo FH-460, 4×2, Globetrotter tractor units from Dennison Commercials Ltd. Headquartered in Buncrana, Ireland, Bradley Transport also has bases in Northern Ireland and the UK.
Having placed their first-ever for five new Volvos in March 2017, Bradley Transport – headquartered in Buncrana, Ireland, but with bases in Northern Ireland and the UK – has now further invested in their business with these 10 new trucks. Powered by Volvo Euro-6 step C engines, with a 1,300 litre fuel capacity and I-shift automated gearbox, the trucks are easy to drive and packed with fuel-saving software.
Each 4×2 tractor unit is equipped with Volvo’s Dynafleet system, allowing Bradley’s to gather precise information in what areas to improve, in order to reach better profitability.
Originally a Scania strong fleet, the significant investment means that 50% of the Bradley trucks are now Volvos.
Commenting on the activity, Peter Bradley, Managing Director of Bradley Transport said “Our transport business is based on the provision of an efficient and reliable service for our customers, so we need an effective fleet to ensure that we maintain the excellent reputation that has been built up over the past twenty years. We were a long-time customer of Scania however, in 2016, as part of the company’s vehicle replacement and renewal procedure; we undertook a review of our trucks.”
He continued, “We decided to test what other manufacturers had to offer and so began a process of trying ‘demo’ trucks from various companies. But it wasn’t just the vehicles that we were testing. We were seeking a dealer that could supply us with a reliable, fuel efficient fleet but which also provided a high level of customer support afterwards.”
Peter explained, “After extensive trials over several months we found Volvo to be a great fit for our business. We cannot emphasise enough the effort put in by Damian Kerin, the sales representative, and the entire Dennison team. Everything that we asked of them was met with positivity, and nothing was ever too much trouble. They provided an unbeatable level of support and really went that extra mile to ensure we were happy. Their customer service is second to none and we are proud to be partnered with Dennison Commercials Ltd.”
“We received our first lot of Volvo trucks in March this year and the remainder in recent weeks so they have been operating as part of our overall fleet for a few months now. We are really pleased with the final design as it represents a modern and professional image and the drivers love them. Their feedback highlights the comfort and attention to detail evident in the Volvo trucks and I am a firm believer that a happy driver is a productive driver!” he concluded.
The Volvo FHs are finished off impeccably with paintwork by Dennisons Bodyshop and livery by The Sign Place. Chosen by drivers, staff and friends of Bradley Transport, each truck has been given a unique name, proudly displayed at the centre of each truck.
All the new trucks are on Gold R&M contracts with Dennison Commercials, Northern Ireland.