Hessle, East Yorkshire-based Neill & Brown Global Logistics, have recently put two Euro-6 compliant Volvo FH tractor units into service. The company operate a fleet of forty trucks and have run Volvo for over thirty years. These trucks are the first in a five-year replacement plan, which is set to renew the fleet. Fuel efficiency was a deciding factor when purchasing the new trucks, which were supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus Ltd, Hull.
The new series FHs are powered by Volvo’s D13K-500, Euro-6 compliant engine rated at 500hp. The 6×2, Globetrotter-cabbed tractor units are fitted with Volvo’s I-Shift automated gearbox and I-See. The latter uses GPS to remember routes to optimise fuel performance.
Neill & Brown are long-time users of Dynafleet, Volvo’s online Transport Information System. ”Dynafleet provides valuable information on fuel and driver usage”, commented Neill & Brown C.E.O Peter A Brown.
Volvo I-Park Cool, an integrated parking cooler system, is also fitted to maintain a comfortable in-cab temperature, particularly when the trucks are making continental deliveries.