Model SoundsTM and Knowles Transport

We have created this special page for you truckies as, thanks to our friends at Knowles Transport we can now bring you a great range of 100% authentic and realistic truck sounds, anything from a real-life live recorded cab ride to reversing beepers and even trailer coupling and uncoupling effects!

 

Noisemaker-in_chief, Mark, at Knowles HQKnowles were our first choice to go to and grab these sounds as they run an ultra modern fleet of 85 tractor units and 200 trailers, so they are a serious player in the logistics industry with top-notch kit. We used one of their newest tractor units to record our sounds, a Volvo FH13. It boasts an amazingly powerful 13 litre engine, but using Volvo’s latest ‘I-see’ technology combined with the fully automatic ‘I-shift’ gearbox, it can predict hill gradients and manage the fuel flow accordingly.

 

One of Knowles' state-of-the-art trucksBut the technology does not stop there. All Knowles' fleet are equipped with forward-facing cameras and their customers know exactly where their shipments are at any time as this information is updated via the truck’s on-board GPS navigation system.

 

 

The smart entrance to the Knowles Wimblington facilityThis technology means Knowles can offer a reliable logistics service from its three main hubs at Wimblington, near March and Wisbech, in Norfolk. They have a staggering 1.5 million square feet of warehousing space available across these sites to swallow an enormous amount of freight and offer a complete end-to-end warehousing , distribution and logistics service. This makes Knowles extremely well-placed to service the demanding and time-sensitive Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) area of the distribution business.

 

The Knowles foyerAll this is backed up by some serious history and experience, with the third generation of the Knowles family, Alex Knowles having joined the business recently. Knowles was started by his grandfather, Gerald Knowles in 1932. He started out mainly carrying a rich mixture of agricultural produce from the East Anglian region to Covent Garden in London, and today the family have a mint collection of 23 trucks dating back to those halcyon days. Today the business is managed by Gerald’s son, Tony, and now, with Alex also on board it looks like this tradition and their success is set to continue well into the new millennium.