Brian Yeardley Continental’s Volvo FH-500 4×2 tractor units
NEW FH GOES ON TRIAL WITH BRIAN YEARDLEY CONTINENTAL
The new FHs, which were supplied by Crossroads at Normanton, have been specified with Volvo’s latest fuel saving technology, including the I-Shift gearbox with Long-Haul & Fuel Economy+ software and I-See.
I-See uses GPS positioning to memorise roads and gradients and share this information, via central data storage, with other trucks, to enable I-Shift’s gear changes to be optimised for fuel economy. Volvo Trucks claims fuel savings of up to 5% with I-See.
Brian Yeardley Continental Ltd. Managing Director Kevin Hopper says that he took the decision to conduct the fuel trial with Euro-5 vehicles as the company needs to place an order for trucks in the autumn, prior to the legislated requirement for Euro-6 compliance.
Kevin reports that the current fleet fuel average of all makes operated is 9.5mpg, a figure the new FHs need to improve on to secure future business with Brian Yeardley Continental Ltd.