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Blakemore Logistics Invests in New Training Vehicle

July 05, 2017


Blakemore Logistics has invested in a brand new training vehicle to aid the delivery of its driver training.

The vehicle is a specially adapted Volvo FH 420 BHP 4x2 tractor unit with a Globetrotter cab containing three passenger seats, which will enable the company’s driver trainers to develop the driving skills of three drivers at a time.

Logistics Compliance Manager Dave Higgs said: “This is A.F. Blakemore’s very first vehicle dedicated to driver training. It represents a significant investment from the company and our commitment to developing drivers and helping them to achieve the highest standards.

“The new vehicle will enable the business to deliver driver training much more efficiently, as we will now be able to train three drivers at one time.”

Fitted out with the latest Spillard Safety Systems equipment, the new training unit features the latest technology to maximise driver and road user safety.

With industry-leading fuel consumption, the vehicle will also deliver significant environmental benefits and play a key role in the delivery of fuel efficiency training.

The training unit will be based at A.F. Blakemore’s main Willenhall depot but will be available for use across the company.

It has been supplied by Hartshorne Motor Services, who have supported A.F. Blakemore for more than 30 years.

Hartshorne Motor Services Account Director Keith Bradley commented: “Safety, quality and care for the environment are the core values of the Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo, so it is noteworthy to see that A.F. Blakemore and the Hartshorne Motor Group have worked together on a specially built training vehicle designed to deliver those values in addition to many other benefits.

“A.F. Blakemore is a proud quality company celebrating its centenary this year but is as progressive and innovative today as ever in its history. We are proud and delighted to work alongside A.F. Blakemore to develop this training vehicle.”


The new Blakemore Logistics training vehicle, which will enable the business to train three drivers at one time

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