Maritime Transport has placed an order for 275 new Volvo FH tractor units with I-Save to add to a previous order for 50 of the previous generation FH units with I-Save.
The deal will see the Felixstowe-based operator become the largest fleet of FH I-Save trucks in the country and will significantly improve the fleet’s fuel consumption.
Paul Heyhoe, fleet director, said: “We have had 40 on the road for a few weeks now, and they are performing really well; going further on a full tank than any other 6x2 tractors on the fleet.”
He added: “The final 10 will enter service this month, and then all eyes will be on the new models arriving later this year.”
John Williams, executive chairman of Maritime Transport, added: “As a business we are committed to operating a compliant, reliable and eco-friendly fleet and this is reflected in our decision to invest in the new Volvo FH with I-Save engine technology. Our policy of continuous investment in new vehicles means we are able to operate one of the youngest fleets in the industry, benefitting from the latest technology in reducing vehicle emissions, enhancing driver comfort and ensuring safety and compliance across our entire fleet. Once fully integrated, we’re confident these vehicles will bring a number of benefits to our operation, our drivers, and our customers.”
The new trucks will be supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East on a two-year R&M contract.