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Volvo XC40’s safety credentials score Highways England deal

Highways England has invested in a fleet of 41 Volvo XC40s, chosen for their safety, reliability and low whole-life costs.

Nick Harris, executive director of operations at Highways England and Matt Galvin, sales director, Volvo Car UK

The vehicles will be used to assess the standards and integrity of the country’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads and were selected by Highways England after Volvo Car UK renewed its status as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Services vehicle purchase framework agreement.

Nick Harris, executive director of operations at Highways England, commented: “Keeping our roads safe, well maintained and providing a better driving experience for road users are important aspects of the day-to-day operation of our roads – contributing to our key imperatives of safety, customer service, and delivery.

“It is important that vehicles we use are cost-effective, reliable and versatile – the Volvo

Matt Galvin, sales director, Volvo Car UK, added: “Already popular with commercial fleets across the country, the XC40 can now offer its huge array of benefits to government agency employees. Highways England works diligently to keep motorists on the move and we are proud that this fleet of XC40s will keep its inspectors mobile as they tackle tough work in often challenging conditions.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.