The Big Food Group (BFG), parent of Iceland Foods and Booker Cash & Carry, has been supplied with 118 Volvo FM12 4×2 tractor units plus a very special high-spec flagship, an FH12 4×2 Globetrotter with XL cab for its best drivers to use on a rotational basis.
The trucks have all been specified with Volvo’s new I-Shift gearbox which the company trialled extensively. Improved fuel efficiency and, more importantly, fuel consumption consistency with different drivers resulted and were the major reasons cited for choosing Volvo.
Says Lee Wasnidge, head of distribution central support for BFG: “Everything we do is aimed to bring our customers the best products at the best price. A world class food distribution network is a central part of this plan and this investment will help us to improve the quality of the work we do. Our driver colleagues play a crucial part in our business, the high specification of the vehicles and approved technology afforded by the I-Shift provides them with the best possible tools to do their job.”
All the trucks, bought from local Volvo dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials, will transport groceries from BFG’s regional distribution centres to Iceland stores and Booker Cash & Carry outlets nationwide.