The largest British third-party logistics firm, Wincanton, has taken delivery of two new Volvo FM 8×2 tankers to work within its milk delivery division, supplied on a five year operating lease through Volvo Financial Services.

Both new trucks replace older models from a rival marque and have been built on a 5,100 mm wheelbase, with a rear-steering tag axle for maximum manoeuvrability when loaded, and reduced tyre wear and improved fuel economy when running empty. Power comes from Volvo’s proven D11K Euro-6, Step D engine producing up to 430 hp and up to 2,050 Nm of torque.

They are mounted with bodywork by Sayers Road Tankers and will be in operation 24/7, covering up to 180,000 km per annum and collecting up to 89,000 litres of milk every day from farms across South Wales.