Volvo's sustainability standards suit Greencarrier Freight Services

Volvo’s focus on environmental impact, fuel efficiency levels and safety technology were strong factors in Greencarrier Freight Services (UK) Ltd. - part of The Greencarrier Group - choosing to put a new Volvo FH tractor unit into operation at their Ipswich depot.
Volvo's sustainability standards suit Greencarrier Freight Services
Greencarrier Freight Services (UK) Ltd has put a new Volvo FH tractor unit into operation, citing Volvo’s focus on environmental impact, fuel efficiency levels and safety technology as strong factors in the choice of vehicle.

Supplied by Matt Kubot, Transport Solutions Executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, the new FH Globetrotter 6x2 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 (UK) Ltd this year.

The FH is powered by Volvo’s D13K Euro-6 engine, which produces a maximum of 500hp and provides 375kW of secondary vehicle retardation with its Volvo Engine Brake+ (VEB+.). Behind this is a 12-speed I-Shift automated transmission system and a single reduction drive axle. The 4,100mm wheelbase chassis is fitted with front steel, rear air suspension combination.

“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,” notes Adam Gaunt, Fleet Manager at Greencarrier Freight Services (UK), adding, “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 Freight Services (UK) has also specified an audible warning for cyclists when the truck is turning left and close proximity sensors for cyclist and pedestrian safety.

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Notes for Editors :

  1. Initially a manufacturer of bale wrapping machinery for the agriculture industry, Liam and Maureen McNamee founded Archway Products in County Leitrim, Ireland in 1990. Still family-owned, Liam’s role has recently shifted to Chairman, permitting his son Donal to take over as Managing Director.
  2. By the year 2000, the company turned its attentions to the niche road repair market and developed a robust, patented and CE approved road repair product. It began selling within the Irish market, before later moving into the UK.
  3. The product - Roadmaster®, has been well received in both markets and the company has since built an impressive list of customers, including many of the UK and Irish local authorities.
  4. With a team exceeding 50 staff Archway Products now design, manufacture, sell, hire and support this specialised and highly innovative machinery.

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