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Hawkins Logistics has put three new Volvo FH-500 tractor units into service to join a fleet of 45 vehicles.

“We’re comparing Volvo’s standard I-Shift automated transmission system against an I-Shift Dual Clutch system and our previous drive axle ratio of 2.64:1 against the latest 2.50:1 ratio,” said managing director Paul Hawkins.

“Our three new Volvo FH tractor units all feature Globetrotter XL Cabs, Volvo D13K engines rated at 500hp and 6×2 pusher axle chassis.

Our fleet size has doubled in the last two years and our goal with these new purchases is a four-year retention period. The FHs will haul a mixture of types from our 60-strong group of trailers.”

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