Lomas renews Volvo fleet

UK-based bulk haulier Lomas Distribution has ordered 70 new high-specification Volvo tractor units and tippers from the Hartshorne Group. The move consolidates the company’s policy of operating trucks no more than three years old.

The order sees the tractor units specified with the Globetrotter XL cab, IShift gearbox and long-haul fuel economy software. It includes 38 FH-540 tractors equipped with the latest line-fitted lightweight pusher-axle with an additional six FH-540 standard pusher-axle units and six FH-540 tag-axle tractors.

Based in Derbyshire, Lomas Distribution serves the UK’s chemical and construction industries. The company specialises in the transport of bulk powder and aggregates, but is growing its presence and expertise in a number of other areas, notably recycling and industrial cleaning. As part of its growing recycling fleet, the company operates 13 walking floor semi-trailers, carrying waste for use in the creation of energy, and five semi-trailers fitted with high power DISAB Centurion Vac loader tanks including one powered by a Volvo-Penta unit.