Walkers Transport adds three Volvo FH 500

Walkers Transport has added three 6x2 pusher axle tractor units to its fleet from Crossroads Truck & Bus.

The three new FHs have been specified with Volvo’s Drive++ package to improve comfort as well as 500hp engines and will be covred by a Volvo Gold Contract for repair and maintenance. 

Chris Burley, operations director at Walkers Transport, said: “It’s a winning combination of a quality product and the top-level service we receive from Crossroads. We obviously do our due diligence whenever adding to the fleet, comparing a number of suppliers and we always end up coming back to Volvo. A key factor for us is considering what the drivers want, and our drivers love Volvo. The three new additions have got the new digital dashboard and we’ve gone for a high-level specification with air-conditioning, microwave and fridge freezer – all the creature comforts they could wish for.”  

Founded in 1979, Walkers Transport operates a fleet of vehicles from depots in Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands delivering more than 1.2 million pallets per year.

Volvo sticks with Clean Air Power injectors

Melton Mowbray-based Clean Air Power has signed a three-year contract extension with Volvo Truck Corporation to supply gas parts for the Volvo FM Methane Diesel truck.

The Leicestershire company has supplied the injector technology since 2010 that enables the dual fuelling of the truck which reduces CO2 emissions on longer distances by up to 20% when compared with a conventional engine.

The technology will continue to be provided for trucks operating in the UK, mainland Europe and across the world with the duel fuel approach using around 25% less diesel in a 13-litre, 460hp truck.

Dan Skelton, MD of Clean Air Power, said: ‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Volvo. We have successfully supplied gas injection and dual fuel technology systems to them for the past decade, as part of the ongoing transition to alternative fuels. It’s unusual for a supplier to get this opportunity for such a long period of time and we look forward to further supporting Volvo’s sustainability drive.”

“As the industry now turns its attention to zero emission technology, we are eager to build on our success in gas injection and demonstrate our hydrogen injection systems, and more generally, how hydrogen combustion can play a role in the delivery of a net-carbon zero future,” Skelton added.