EAST COAST LOGISTICS GROWS WITH VOLVO ECONOMY
Container transport specialist, East Coast Logistics, has added two Volvo FH tractor units to its fleet, taking the total number it operates to six – all supplied by Steve Worts, Volvo Economy Centre Sales Manager.
The latest additions are both powered by Euro-6, D13K, diesel engines rated at 460 hp and 500 hp respectively, and will operate out of the ports of Felixstowe, London Gateway and Southampton, transporting containers across the UK, five-days-a-week.
Ged Flinders, Owner of East Coast Logistics, says: “I’ve always been a Volvo man, so when I founded the company in 2018, I looked to Volvo to build my fleet.”
Being a start-up business, the Volvo Economy offering was a no-brainer. It didn’t matter to me that they were used vehicles, as it was clear that they’d been well looked after and maintained. Volvo was prepared to stand behind the trucks with a warranty, so that was good enough for me.”
Commenting on the support he’s received from the team at Volvo Economy, Ged explains: “Steve’s guidance has been invaluable. Right from the start, he helped us to source the vehicles we needed, and at a competitive price.”
The first four vehicles supplied to East Coast Logistics had previously seen service with DHL Tradeteam, meaning they were finished in the firm’s striking yellow paintwork. East Coast Logistics decided to continue with the colour in its new fleet, and has since worked closely with Steve to make sure the latest two FHs could be painted the same colour.
Ged adds: “Our Volvos spend the majority of the time operating at maximum weight, running all over the country, so we need to have absolute confidence in our fleet.
“All of our drivers love their trucks and apart from the occasional hiccup, we really can’t fault them. As the fleet continues to grow, I’ll be coming back to Volvo Economy.”
Volvo Economy offers access to a full range of used Volvo trucks, most of which have come from its own contract portfolio. All vehicles offered by Volvo Economy can be supplied with either a 30-day or six-month unlimited mileage basic driveline warranty.