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Volvo FH16 – balancing power and comfort to perfection

When life on the road calls for nothing but the best. The Volvo FH16 offers power to work efficiently and a level of comfort that makes it all less of a strain. It’s the perfect match for the heaviest assignments. The exterior design hints that this truck is a notch above everything else in power and comfort. A powertrain that puts out up to 750 hp lets the Volvo FH16 pull combination weights up to 325 tonnes with ease. And the unique interior offers a comfortable working environment. This is an industry icon and a reliable tool. 

Get an overview of the Volvo FH16 in the interactive product brochure

Ainscough Crane Hire continues to invest in its industry-leading fleet with the addition of ten new Scania trucks

The trucks are Model 5580/650A6X4NZ Premium Highline XT spec and have been sourced according to Ainscough’s SEC principals – Safety, Environmental and Comfort. The new vehicles will be utilised to support Ainscough’s core business fleet of mobile, mobile tower, strut and heavy cranes throughout the UK, ensuring that the company will continue to deliver an improved and reliable service for its clients.

The new trucks are fully compliant with FORS & CLOCS requirements and DVS20/20 permitted. They feature numerous improved safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, an Electronic Braking System and an Electronic Stability Program.

Additionally, Ainscough has fitted the vehicles with a five-channel live streaming CCTV system and sensors detectors for vulnerable road users.

The 5580 also comes with a range of environmental benefits, with its 16-litre V8 engine’s increased torque level enabling reduced fuel consumption, while the battery maintainer system allows the use of enhanced cab electrical features without the need to rely on running the engine, resulting in reduced emissions and fuel use.

The Ainscough staff operating the trucks will benefit from a range of comforts and amenities in the vehicles, including a cab seat designed to the highest ergonomic standards, as well as a microwave, fridge/freezer, an infotainment system and many other features.

The investment demonstrates Ainscough’s commitment to refreshing and upgrading its service offering and significantly increases its haulage capabilities, meaning the company is well suited to build upon its standing as a trusted supplier on industrial and infrastructure projects.

Marcus Gough, Ainscough’s head of transport, said: “The arrival of these ten Scania trucks reflects our commitment to continually investing in our fleet for the benefit of our customers and staff. With the arrival of such a large number of specialist heavy haulage trucks at this time, we are ensuring that we’re able to continue delivering excellent services for clients across the country. Combined with the recent addition of two Liebherr MK88-4.1s, our fleet continues to go from strength to strength.”


Wagenborg Nedlift recently started using the third of three new articulated telescopic cranes that were delivered on a Scania R500 chassis.

Wagenborg consciously chose the Swedish brand for two reasons. “Scania was able to supply us with 8x4 and 8x2 * 6 vehicles that have the factory specifications that we are looking for as standard.

BP Netherlands outsources transport and planning to Nijhof Wassink

The transport and planning of fuel to the more than 350 BP filling stations in the Netherlands will be carried out by the Rijssen transport company Nijhof Wassink from 1 September 2021.

'This new and fantastic assignment is a great recognition for our Fuel Distribution Department. For the past eighteen months, we have participated in BP's work with two of our fuel combinations. Our specialism in the transport of chemical products and our extensive experience in fuel distribution has had a positive influence on the cooperation with BP Netherlands.

The recognition through this assignment is a great compliment for our people in planning, the safety assistants and our business cards, the drivers, 'says a proud Bertil Bouwhuis, managing director Chemical Logistics of Nijhof Wassink. 'By not only outsourcing the transport, but also the planning, the journeys to and from the BP filling stations are planned even more efficiently. This further reduces CO2 emissions. Our strong focus on safety and sustainability is perfectly in line with BP's ambitions to deliver energy in a safe, respectful and sustainable way, 'says Bertil Bouwhuis.