Volvo’s focus on environmental impact, fuel efﬁciency levels and safety technology were strong factors in
Greencarrier Freight Services choosing to put a new Volvo FH tractor unit into operation at its Ipswich depot.
Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, the new FH13.500 Globetrotter 6×2 pusher axle tractor unit is the ﬁrst of ﬁve similar Volvos – plus a Volvo FL 12-tonne rigid curtainsider – to be delivered to Greencarrier Freight Services this year.
Adam Gaunt, Fleet Manager said: “To maximise fuel economy ﬁgures, we’ll use Volvo’s Dynaﬂeet Driver Support system.
“The FH also comes with I-Roll Eco Cruise Control, with I-See, which reads cloud- based topography to maximise vehicle performance and fuel efﬁciency.
“Our company’s commitment to sustainability mirrors Volvo’s ongoing focus on environmental impact.”
Adam continues, “We like Volvo Trucks’ core safety values. In addition to the standard forward collision warning with autonomous braking and a Lane Departure Warning system, we’ve speciﬁed Volvo’s new Active Safety technology which includes Driver Alert Support, Lane Changing Support and Adaptive Cruise Control.”
Extra safety features ﬁtted to the new FH also include forward and side facing cameras that are relayed to the driver’s in-cab monitor screen and a hard drive for memory and recall of camera recorded material.
For urban operations, Greencarrier has also speciﬁed an audible warning for cyclists when the truck is turning left and close proximity sensors for cyclist and pedestrian safety.