VOLVO ECONOMY GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR START UP BUSINESS
Owner driver Michael Bingham has praised Volvo Used Trucks Economy one year after purchasing his first vehicle from the manufacturer.
He chose a 2015 Volvo FH 6x2 tractor unit, with just under 600,000 km on the clock – the equivalent of more than 14 trips around the equator. Despite the truck’s mileage, it came with a full Volvo service history, and has impressed with both the power and fuel economy from its 500hp D13C engine.
Michael said: “Starting a new business can be difficult at the best of times, and when searching for a vehicle it was clear that Volvo was the best choice; they took the stress away of buying my first truck and gave me the confidence I needed. In the back of my mind I knew it was a Volvo I wanted, and they didn’t disappoint.”
The tractor unit is used for a mixture of general haulage work, and as the business continues to grow, Michael intends to buy his future vehicles through Volvo Economy too.
The truck is serviced under a Volvo Blue Contract, covering preventative maintenance such as regular inspections, MOT presentation and tacho calibration. The unit was also supplied with a six-month unlimited mileage basic driveline warranty. All service work is carried out by skilled Volvo Trucks technicians using genuine Volvo parts at Hartshorne Group - Alfreton.
He continued: “I had a very minor problem with the truck in the first six months, but the dealer was really good and sorted things quickly to get me back on the road. That is incredibly important for an owner driver like me.”
“It’s been an interesting first year, but the exceptional service and the warranty provided has given me peace of mind, as my new business finds its feet. We’ve also gained a great new addition to our team, my son Jacob, who seems to be a Volvo fan too!”
Volvo Used Trucks Economy offers access to a full range of used Volvo trucks, primarily sources from its own contract portfolio. Economy vehicles are typically older trucks which have covered up to 1,000,000km in service with a previous owner.