New safety system to protect cyclists and pedestrians

New safety system to protect cyclists and pedestrians

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new safety system to detect other road users entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck.

New safety system to protect cyclists and pedestrians

Volvo Trucks’ new safety system uses a dual radar on each side of the truck to detect other road users – such as cyclists.
In busy traffic situations, it is difficult for even the most experienced driver to perceive everything around the vehicle. To increase safety and ease stress on the driver, Volvo Trucks is offering its new system which uses a dual radar on each side of the truck to detect when other road users, such as cyclists, enter the risk area.

“An accident can happen in a split second. Our extensive accident research is based on decades of studying real-life situations, and this new safety system helps the driver to prevent potential collisions,” says Anna Wrige Berling, Traffic & Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks.

When someone is in the blind spot zone, the system, called Side Collision Avoidance Support, informs the driver via a red light on the relevant side mirror.

If the driver indicates a lane change via the turn signal, the red light starts to flash and a warning sound emits from the side of the potential collision. The driver is alerted and can brake the truck, allowing for example a cyclist to pass.

“At Volvo Trucks, our long-term vision is zero accidents, and safety is at the core of everything we do. This new system is another example of our efforts to accomplish these aims,” concludes Wrige Berling.

The new system will be available globally on the Volvo FH range, FM and FMX with diesel, gas and electric drivelines, starting in September this year. The Volvo FL and FE models will get the new safety system in 2023.

For further information give our team at Stuarts Truck and Bus a call . They’re always on hand to help.

Busy, busy, busy delivering and servicing Volvo’s across the Southwest

Busy, busy, busy delivering and servicing Volvo’s across the Southwest

Well what can we say its been a busy few months for us here at Stuarts.New vehicles being ordered and delivered, repairs and bodywork along with servicing and pretty much anything else you could think of! We’ve been delivering lots of amazing vehicles for some of our long standing customers. Here’s just a snippet of what’s been happening.

Another new Volvo FMX500 8×4 tipper to Steve wills haulage from Lanreath. Bodywork was supplied by Charlton Bodies who have again done another superb job.Many thanks to Steve and the family for their continued business and we look forward to the forth coming addition soon!

We are delighted to have recently supplied this new Volvo FH500 Globetrotter tractor unit to Nigel Hayes Haulage from Bradworthy.It has been taken with a 3 year Gold maintenance package being looked after at our Victoria depot.Many thanks to Nigel for his continued business.

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We are very excited to announce that Stuart’s Truck and Bus Exeter has WON the Volvo Action Service Dealer of the Year!! Thank you to all our fantastic staff who have all worked so hard to achieve this.

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What a fantastic day to be delivering this new Volvo FM420 8×4 Tridem chassis to Harpers Feeds in Holsworthy.Bodywork has been completed by Lawrence David Group to the customers specific requirements.Our thanks to Harpers for their continued business.

Burcombe Haulage have added another Volvo to their impressive fleet with this new FMX500 Globetrotter 8×4 tipper.Charlton Bodies were chosen again to supply the body work.Our thanks to all at Burcombe Haulage for their continued business.

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John Hosking & Son from Liskeard have added this new Volvo FH500 Globetrotter 6×2 pusher lite to their fleet. John has run predominantly Volvo trucks for most of his companies life and we would like to thank him for his continued business.

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R J Trevail of Goonhavern in Cornwall have recently taken delivery of this great looking Volvo FL210 12t tipper.Bodywork has been supplied by TWR Commercial Bodybuilders Ltd in Willand specifically to the customers requirements with the main focus on keeping the vehicle as narrow as possible.Our thanks to Bob Trevail for his business.

A D Parker from North Devon have recently taken delivery of this new Volvo FH540 Globetrotter 8×2 tridem chassis. Some of the high specification includes I Shift Dual Clutch Gearbox, Volvo Dynamic Steering and full air suspension. Bodywork has been completed by Houghton Parkhouse with their 3 deck Platinum Livestock container. We would like to thank Andrew for his business and wish him all the best.

For further information on any of our services give us a call on 01395 232800 we’re always happy to help.

Congratulations Ian – Another successful Volvo apprenticeship completed at Stuarts Truck and Bus Exeter

Congratulations Ian – Another successful Volvo apprenticeship completed at Stuarts Truck and Bus Exeter

Ian completes his Volvo Apprenticeship with Stuarts Truck and Bus Exeter

Ian Williams certainly has a lot to smile about this month! Not only will he enjoy celebrating his 24th birthday, but we’re very proud to announce that he’s also completed his Volvo Apprenticeship with Stuarts Truck and Bus Exeter.

At Stuarts Truck and Bus, we are pleased to be the West Country’s only authorised Volvo Truck and Bus dealer and repairer, providing the right vehicles to suit all your needs.

This family business began over 70 years ago with just one second hand truck and has steadily expanded since then. We have now been partners with Volvo for over 30 years and we offer our customers a full range of services, from supplying genuine Volvo parts to customised finance plans.

All of our services are carried out with Volvo’s core values of safety, great quality, and thought for the environment in mind – so much so that in 2018 we were thrilled to be crowned Volvo Trucks Dealer of the Year.

We care deeply about customer satisfaction, so delivering excellent quality and well trusted services throughout the West Country is highly important to us.

We’re proud to cover the whole of the South West Peninsula, having started out in Exeter but now running additional depots in Plymouth and Roche. Always looking to grow the business, our newest addition in Roche replaces our previous Redruth depot with a larger and better equipped site.

Quite the Achievement!

Ian started his apprenticeship with the company back in 2013. Since then he has proven himself to be a strong part of the team and a fantastic asset to the business. Here at Stuarts, we really pride ourselves on the great team we’ve built. Our people are vital for our business and we want them to keep working on their own self-development and improvement, so we work hard to encourage this.

It’s always a real pleasure to see our younger colleagues learning, succeeding, and thriving with the company. Ian has worked really hard and been a great member of the team throughout his apprenticeship – this month he definitely has some good reasons to celebrate!

Exeter and Victoria sites relaunched as the leading Volvo Used Truck Centres for the Westcountry

Exeter and Victoria sites relaunched as the leading Volvo Used Truck Centres for the Westcountry

2 used Volvo sites opening in Exeter and Victoria

We are pleased to announce that our sites at Exeter and Victoria have been upgraded and relaunched as the leading Volvo Used Truck Centre in the West Country.

Customers can now find upwards of 20 quality used vehicles to choose from, displayed at our sites in Exeter and Victoria. The newly-revamped sites have been redecorated and equipped to a high standard – you are guaranteed a comfortable and enjoyable visit as you look over our stock and find your perfect match.


We have a choice of two programmes that are designed to ensure vehicles are serviced and prepared to the very highest standards.

Both the ‘Selected’ and ‘Approved’ programmes benefit from the work of our expert mechanics and technicians to deliver a used vehicle that is as close to brand new as physically possible.

Every vehicle we sell comes with an industry-leading Used Truck Warranty for either 12 or 24 months, depending on the age of the vehicle. Our service is second-to-none, which is why we were given the accolade of Volvo Trucks Dealer of the Year 2017.


Amongst the range on offer at our two newly refurbished and reopened sites, you will find:

  • The superb 460 and 500 Volvo FH 6×2 Tractors
  • A small selection of Volvo FMs
  • The Volvo FH 460 Globetrotter on a 12-month contract hire



The contract hire of the Globetrotter vehicles comes at a weekly equivalent of £325, and includes full maintenance services by Stuarts Truck & Bus.





To view the full range of our latest stock, please visit

For further information on any existing stock, or if you want to register interest in a used truck that we might be able to source for you, please contact Martin Williams, our Used Trucks Sales Director.

He can be reached by phone on 07966 331134 or by email

New look for Stuarts Volvo Dealership in Exeter

New look for Stuarts Volvo Dealership in Exeter

Stuarts Volvo Dealership Exeter

Whether you are choosing a new Volvo truck or bus for your business, or you’re bringing your vehicle in for a routine service with our qualified mechanics, at Stuarts we want to make sure that you have the best dealership experience possible.

As the sole authorised Volvo Truck & Bus dealership in the entire West Country, customer satisfaction is very important to us.

So, with the help of our long-term partners Volvo UK, we have been giving our sites in Exeter and Plymouth a stylish new look.



What’s new?

Well, at our Exeter dealership, we have completely re-vamped the entire site with a Scandinavian style – nothing has been left untouched.

First off, you’ll be welcomed warmly by staff in our newly redecorated reception area. From there you can peruse our selection of the newest and best commercial vehicles that Volvo has to offer, or if your coach or lorry is being taken care of by our technicians in the garage, you can relax in supreme comfort in our newly refurnished and styled waiting room.

We know that no one enjoys waiting and that services can be time-consuming, but we will try our utmost to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.


On the outside, our new Volvo signage and flags are displayed proudly and we’re happy to be affiliated with the brand and their legacy of quality and reliability.

And Exeter is just the beginning, as our Plymouth dealership is set to be our next site that receives a fresh coat of paint. Soon, the standard of our décor will be in line with the high standards of dealership experience and services that won us the accolade of Volvo Trucks Dealer of The Year 2017.


So, for all of your Volvo commercial vehicle requirements in the South West, why not give us a visit?

Stuarts Volvo: New Vehicles for Maen Karne

Stuarts Volvo: New Vehicles for Maen Karne

Stuarts Volvo: Supplying local businesses


No matter what your commercial needs when it comes to the supply of trucks in the West Country area, here at Stuarts Volvo we offer exemplary service, and leave our customers with a positive experience.

Thanks to our experience in the industry, we’ve developed fantastic, lasting relationships with our customers, many of whom are successful local businesses that we’ve seen grow to be bigger and better than ever before.


No one knows local business like we do


So, why should you choose us when it comes to purchasing your next truck?

If you’re looking for a brand who knows the local business, and what works for their customers, then we’re the best choice.

In fact, even the vehicles we sell, such as the seven new Volvo FH 460 Tag Axles we’ve just had delivered to clients Maen Karne, the Southwest’s leading Bulk Bag and Loose Aggregate Supplier, are designed with our individual customers in mind.



Customised to meet our customers’ needs


Not only will these new vehicles be fully covered and maintained by Stuarts Truck and Bus as part of our contract hire agreement, we’ve also ensured that each truck is compatible with the lifestyle and day-to-day requirements of our customers, including a sleeper cab to cope with the height restrictions found in Devon and Cornwall, in combination with a flat floor design which Maen Karne’s drivers love.


In addition, each truck has been specified to include hardwearing, steel front bumpers and enhanced traction – making them viable for use with site work, and providing the versatility that any modern business needs.


The customer comes first


At Stuarts Volvo, our primary objective is ensuring our products are the best they can be for our customers – and through over 30 years of experience in the industry covering the south-west, we can help to provide our customers with exactly what they need: a reliable and versatile truck and a great service to go with it.

Maen Karne is just one example of customers we’ve worked with to develop a custom, perfectly fitting Volva truck experience.

Our customer’s requirements are always our first consideration, and that’s what makes us so good at what we do.


Looking for a new truck for your business? Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.