Rigorous quality tests behind new Volvo FH

The new Volvo FH has been subjected to a range of gruelling quality tests. It has been cooled and heated. It has been shaken and thrown around. It has been driven for mile after mile in extreme environments. It has taken the punishment – and come out on top. Developing an entirely new truck generation – in which all the components and technical solutions are new – imposed huge demands on quality tests. The focal point for the majority of the tests that were conducted on the new Volvo FH was customer needs. Continue reading

Nestlé chooses Michelin tyres

Four years after trialling its first Montracon trailer with Michelin’s new X One MaxiTrailer tyres, Nestlé Customer Logistics reports that 25 per cent of its 200-strong tri-axle ‘Cooliner’ fleet is operating on the uniquely sized 445/45 R 22.5 tyres.Nestlé Customer Logistics’ fleet operates on trunking routes between its production facility in York – which makes 6,000,000 Kit-Kats a day – and distribution hubs throughout the UK. Its experience of X One MaxiTrailer tyres has proven so successful that Vehicle Engineering Manager Ralph Defty specifies the tyre on all new standard length trailers joining the fleet. Continue reading