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Shipley Transport Services relies on Volvo to upgrade its fleet

Bradford-based Shipley Transport Services has extended its relationship with Volvo Trucks after taking delivery of four new ultra-fuel-efficient Volvo FH with I-Save tractor units, each specified with a premium Globetrotter XL cab.

Supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus, the four new 460 hp FH with I-Save 6x2s join a 50-strong fleet, made up predominantly of Volvos.

Each new truck benefits from Volvo’s proven D13TC turbo-compound engine, which produces up to 300 Nm of extra torque – meaning less acceleration and fuel is needed to keep a steady speed.

“We’ve been buying Volvos for more than 20 years, because we’ve always been pleased with the quality and reliability of the product,” says David Clarke, managing director at Shipley Transport Services. “This is our first time trying the I-Save model and we’re excited to see how well it performs both on the road, and at the pumps. We’ve heard good things, so we wanted to give it a go for ourselves.”

All FH with I-Save models benefit from Volvo’s long haul fuel package, together with its map-based I-See system which uses knowledge about the road ahead to utilise the truck’s kinetic energy in the best possible way.

Each new vehicle has been specified with a single bunk, luxury heated driver’s seat, 33-litre under-bunk mounted fridge / freezer, microwave prep kit, and audio and media package, including DAB radio and seven inch touchscreen. The vehicles also come with Volvo’s Drive+ package, which adds additional features to make life on the road easier for the firm’s hard-working team.

Supplied on a six-year contract through Volvo Financial Services, the FHs will be in operation five days a week and are expected to cover roughly 140,000km per year. They will be used for general haulage nationwide and replace older models within the company’s fleet.