Volvo donates truck to Transaid

Volvo Trucks has donated a used FH tractor unit to global charity Transaid, which will be used in its Professional Driver Training Project once it arrives in Uganda.

At Volvo’s Trade and Export Centre in Ely, Dealer & Fleet Sales Development Manager for Used Trucks, Chris Cann, handed the keys to Transaid’s Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising, and Neil Rettie, Road Safety Project Manager.

The 2012 FH Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor unit was sourced from Volvo’s approved Used Truck stock and is fitted with a 460hp Euro-5 engine and 12-speed I-Shift automated transmission. The 3900mm wheelbase tractor will haul a platform trailer in Uganda, loaded with an empty container for driver training purposes.

“We wanted a modern truck with a large cab to fit two extra passenger seats. This will permit us to accommodate three trainees at a time, in addition to the driver trainer. Volvo’s FH Globetrotter cab, with its flat floor, fits the bill perfectly. Chris Cann and his team at Ely have even arranged to supply the extra seats,” said Neil Rettie. “The used Volvo FH donation doubles our current training capacity in Uganda and comes at a time of vast economic development in the country which will create a huge increase in demand for skilled truck drivers,” he added.