Friday, April 30, 2010

Win A Volvo FMX Truck At Truckfest!

Don't get too excited, it's a toy
Shipping News Feature

UK – Volvo’s newest addition to its fleet, the FMX junior, will be on display at Truckfest, alongside some of its more grown up siblings. And someone will get the chance to win the must-have-for-truckies-kid toy as it will be raffled off on behalf of the Professional Drivers Fund (PDF), which looks to help out commercial drivers down on their luck.

As well as the opportunity to win the new FMX ride-on, there is also the opportunity of winning the main prize of race overalls donated by the PDF’s patron, former British Motor Cycle Champion and five times world truck racing champion Steve Parrish, along with many other prizes donated by other industry sponsors and partners. The money raised will help the PDF in their work helping and supporting drivers who are having problems.

The PDF’s Pat Nicolson said that: “Since the CV Show the PDF, which is the only charity for vocational licence holders, has had tremendous recognition and support from within the haulage industry.

“Apart from the donation of an autographed set of race overalls from our patron, Steve Parrish, both Bridgestone and Volvo have done us proud.

“Bridgestone have donated one of their race jackets as have Volvo but as well as that Volvo have donated an FMX Truck.”

In a statement on the new FMX, Volvo said: “Like every Volvo, the new ride-on FMX has undergone a deep and gruelling test program at Volvo's secret toy testing facility based just outside Alicante in Spain, Red and yellow toys suffer a gruelling life when left to battle with the rigours of sun light and this is one area where the dogfish grey FMX ride on will score.

“And in terms of safety every Volvo product must undergo a very tough Crèche test program.”

John Comer, Volvo’s UK and Ireland product manager, hailed the new FMX as the “king of the sandpits.”

He added that: “The FMX is aimed at toddlers with a very direct transmission. Once having mastered the FMX, junior can move up the range to the Volvo FH16 with its two pedal transmission - one on each side.

“As well as good fun the new FMX is educational, teaching children that even from an early age life can be an uphill struggle - but with a helping hand from a parent or a grandparent and a lot of torque you can reach the top!”

Those wishing to know more about the PDF or the raffle can find details here or go along to Truckfest 2010 on the 2nd of May at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

(pic: Volvo’s new FMX model)