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Wincanton bolsters milk fleet with addition of new Volvo tankers

Press releases | 27 August 2020

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Wincanton has added two new Volvo FM 8x2 rigids to its dedicated milk transportation fleet.

The investment in this specialist industry remains just as important as it was 90 years ago when Wincanton launched as a transport company serving the dairy market.

Both vehicles, fitted with tanks from Sayers Road Tankers, will cover more than 110,000 miles-per-year, collecting up to 89,000 litres of milk from farms across the South West and South Wales every day.

The new vehicles feature:

These additions - as well as rear-steering axles for maximum manoeuvrability, reduced tyre wear and improved fuel economy - demonstrate Wincanton’s commitment to safety and efficiency across its fleet.

Dave Rowlands, Technical Services Director at Wincanton, said:

"Quality and safety are key to milk transportation and Wincanton; it’s something that runs deep within our heritage, and Volvo shares the same values.

"We’re confident these new trucks are amongst the safest and most efficient of their type on the road, offering maximum reliability on a contract where they literally never stop working, except for planned maintenance.”

"These are very high-spec tankers built for a specific contract, and Volvo could meet the precise configuration we needed."

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