Volvo Dealer Keeps KHL Logistics FM Car Transporters On The Move
Swansea-based vehicle transporter specialist KHL Logistics Ltd., cite the good relationship they enjoy with their local Volvo dealer, Truck and Bus Wales & West, as a key reason that Volvo FMs continue to form the backbone of the company’s car transporter fleet.
KHL Logistics Ltd., who have been in business for 25 years, currently operate eleven trucks, of which seven are Volvo FMs.
Director Alf Leswisse reports that the nearby Truck and Bus Wales & West workshops are open until 10pm Monday to Friday and Saturday morning.
This, he says, suits the operational profile of the fleet where the Volvos are on tramping duties during the week, returning to base only for the weekends.
The company currently favours the 11-litre, Volvo D11C450 engine rated at 450hp, with the class leading, automated I-Shift gearbox. The FMs are expected to give ten years reliable service before being defleeted, says Alf.
Both the ‘13’ and ‘62’ plate 4×2 FMs that have recently joined the fleet are equipped with LOHR’s Eurolohr 300 transporter bodywork, fitted by Belle Trailers. As seen in the accompanying pictures, typically the FMs carry eleven medium sized family saloon cars of different makes.
According to Alf, the company is sufficiently pleased with the performance of the Volvos and the dealer back-up, that an order for a new model Euro-6 FM is about to be placed.