Transport and logistics firm, Kings Transport, has deployed the first two trucks from an order of 20 from Volvo Trucks Australia.
The first two prime movers are on their way to service industrial customers working in steel distribution throughout the Illawarra region in NSW.
The remaining vehicles will be used to support the construction industry allowing for the safe and efficient transport of steel and other construction materials according to Kings Transport CEO Barry Thompson.
“Volvo is the right choice for Kings as it aligns with our ‘Safety Always’ culture,” he said.
The order consists of nine Volvo FM 6×4 prime movers rated at 540 hp.
There is also ten 450 hp Volvo FM 8x4s and one 450 hp Volvo FM 6×4 cab/chassis rigid.
Each vehicle is fitted with safety systems including departure warning, lane change support, driver alert sensing, autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and emergency braking.
“Additionally, the Volvo cabin provides exceptional ergonomics and comfort for all our drivers,” said Thompson.
“Kings continues to grow its capability and actively invests in a safe and successful future for our customers,” he said.
“Our vision is to champion and foster strong partnerships with our customers by understanding how to best leverage our services to support their logistic requirements.”
The acquisition, according to Thompson, furthers Kings’ strategic roadmap to invest in driver first, safety always, sustainability and capability — all hallmarks of its company-wide policy.