Jeffreys Transport mark milestone with new Volvo FH-750 Lite tractor unit

Chipping Camden-based haulage firm Jeffreys Transport has celebrated a change in name and the 10th anniversary of the third generation of the family taking over the business by adding a new Volvo FH16-750 6×2 Lite pusher axle tractor unit to the fleet.

The company previously traded under name of Barry Jeffrey Transport. However, Barry’s son, Alex, has run the business for 10 years now, and felt the time was right to rename as Jeffreys Transport. “My son, who is the fourth generation of our family to be involved, has been onboard since February and the new name now ‘future proofs’ our operation,” he said.

Jeffreys currently run an all-Volvo fleet, consisting of four Euro-6 FHs and a three-year-old FM. These all usually work within 130-mile radius of its base, Alex said. “That means the average annual mileages are not incredibly high and usually come in at about 110,000 kilometres.”

Indeed, the business has been loyal to Volvo since the early F86 and F88 models and its staff has built up a comprehensive mechanical knowledge of the marque. The company’s on-site workshops provide an in-house maintenance facility, with third party servicing and repairs also carried out.

The new Volvo FH16-750, supplied by Pete Swinnerton, Transport Solutions Executive at Truck & Bus Wales & West Ltd, is fitted with a Globetrotter Cab, I-Shift automated gearbox and a single reduction drive axle with a ratio of 3.08:1. Jeffreys Transport opted for Volvo’s factory-fitted Lite pusher axle on a 3,800mm wheelbase chassis with front steel and rear air suspension.

Jeffreys Transport also opted for a five-year Volvo Service Contract with the FH16-750, which will be done at its closest dealerpoint – Truck & Bus Wales & West in Evesham.

Alex is happy with his purchase. “Our new flagship Volvo offers 28.7 tonnes payload, which is extremely reasonable when compared to our Volvo FH-500s, which have a 29.0 tonne payload capacity,” he said.

“The driver is really delighted with our new flagship and the truck is bedding in well, with fuel returns being well within our expected parameters.” The new truck hauls a Fruehauf bulk tipper trailer to transport grain, pulses and aggregates in addition to the supply of materials for anaerobic digestion plants.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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