Whole-life costs sway buying decision

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McDonald’s UK distributor Golden West Foods have put their first ever Volvos – 30 new I-Shift equipped Volvo FM12 tractor units – into service at its Basingstoke depot. The vehicles are supplying McDonald’s restaurants with fresh and frozen food across the South Coast, South Wales and South-west London.

Golden West Foods took the trucks based on overall operating and whole-life costs. Paul Stephens, Golden West’s national fleet engineer, explains: “Volvo gave us a good price and in terms of whole-life costs and fuel performance gave us a better package than anyone else could offer. The locality of the dealership is also ideal, so back-up is never far away.”

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