Cemex orders low entry Volvo FMs for urban work

Cemex UK has placed an order for 47 new urban Volvo FM trucks.

The trucks, which have a lower chassis design for use in London, will be fitted with passenger door windows to aid visibility of vulnerable road users, forward-facing cameras, forward collision warning systems and adaptive brake control lane departure systems.

The 6m³ drum variant will be powered by a 370hp engine, while the 8m³ version will have a 410hp engine.

The FMs will be put to use by construction firm’s subcontractors when they arrive in early June. Cemex will take delivery of the trucks and subcontractors can opt to have one when upgrading their vehicles.

Cemex is currently working with its subcontractors to ensure they become Fors-accredited.

Image: Graham Kirk, national key accounts at Volvo Truck and Bus UK (left)  and Charlie Stanford Cemex national fleet liaison manager (right).