Simec Transport has put a new Volvo FH 500 6×2 tractor unit into service, featuring an ultra-spacious Globetrotter XL cab, to help keep up with the increasing demand of its busy steel haulage operation.

The Newport-based business has added nine Volvos to its 20-strong fleet over the past two years, having been hugely impressed with the local dealer service, fuel efficiency and driver performance from the Swedish manufacturer.

Supplied by Darren Padfield, Area Sales Manager at Truck and Bus Wales and West, the new FH is built on a 3,900mm wheelbase and powered by Volvo’s proven D13K Euro-6, Step D, diesel engine producing up to 500 hp and 2,600 Nm of torque.