RGF Logistics go for gold with 50th anniversary Volvos

Birmingham-based RGF Logistics Ltd has bought two high-spec Volvo FH16 750s, which are finished in special Golden Fleece metallic paintwork to mark the company’s 50th year in business.

The Golden Fleece metallic colour paintwork on the 6×2 pusher axle tractor units are in place of RGF Logistics’ usual white background cab colour, but the red waistband has been retained.

RGF Logistics’ new FH16s are powered by Volvo’s D16K Euro 6 engine rated at 750hp, while the 6×2 chassis come with front steel and rear air suspension systems. I-Shift gearboxes and Globetrotter XL Cabs were also specified on the duo, which will be used on the company’s haulage and logistics operations across the UK.

Two long-serving drivers have been allocated these Volvos and will benefit from Drive Plus+ and Two Bed Living Packages, in addition to a range topping audio system, leather seats and reversing camera.

“Volvo trucks have had a constant presence in our fleet since the early 1970s, firstly with its F88 models. Currently the marque is proving popular with our drivers and Volvo’s performance levels meet the high standards we require. Therefore, it seemed logical to have two range-topping FH16 750s’ as our Golden Anniversary vehicles,” said Gary Ford, RGF Logistics managing director.

Dan Byworth, truck sales executive at Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, supplied the vehicles. Hartshorne will also carry out the three-year Volvo Gold Service Contract for the FH16s.

Terry Harris, RGF Logistics operations director, said: “We’ve enjoyed a working partnership with Hartshorne Motor Services since the year 2000 and our policy is to opt for R&M packages for the Volvos’ first 36 months in service. Afterwards, the trucks come into care of our own workshop team and we also have an Authorised Testing Facility on-site. Our standard fleet retention policy is a minimum of five years and we keep vehicles on more local work for the latter half of that period.”

The FH16s recently drew plenty of attention at Truckfest Peterborough, where they were displayed alongside several vehicles from RGF Logistics’ heritage fleet of commercials.

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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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