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Long-time Volvo operator B & T Hicks Transport celebrate over 40 years in business

11th March 2014 Print
Hicks Transport

Terry Hicks, Director of respected haulier B & T Hicks Transport Limited, is celebrating 40-years with the family-owned and managed business this year. Founded by Terry’s father in 1973, B & T Hicks Transport Limited is based in Newport, South Wales. The company has operated Volvos for over thirty years and has recently invested in four new Volvo FH tractor units.
Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales & West at Newport, the new Volvo FHs are all high specification Globetrotter XL-cabbed 6x2s.
“The new generation Volvos present a strong image for the company,” says Terry Hicks.
All four are equipped with the 13-litre, 500hp engine and I-Shift automated transmission and are maintained on Volvo’s Gold Contract by the Newport depot of Truck and Bus Wales & West.
To enable it to conduct a Euro-5 versus Euro-6 fuel performance comparison, one of the four trucks is Euro-6 compliant. All the trucks are engaged on national haulage coupled to curtainside trailers and are expected to cover in the region of 160,000kms a year each.
“We like Volvos from an operational point of view,” says Terry. “They’re reliable, fuel usage is very good and our drivers like them.”
“Our transport office receives good support from the dealer,” he continues, concluding: “We have a good rapport with Truck and Bus Wales & West. They’re very responsive. We can always contact them and we always get a positive response.”
RHA members B & T Hicks Transport Limited operate 59 vehicles and has been a member of Pallex since 2003.
In addition to co-Directors Terry and Brian Hicks, family members in the business include their sons Steven and Richard.

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