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Brian Yeardley Continental fuel-trial new Volvo FHs

By Kyle Linsay
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 08:43

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TRIAL: Brian Yeardley Continental units

International logistics operators Brian Yeardley Continental are conducting fuel trials with two new Globetrotter XL-cabbed, Volvo FH-500 4×2, X-Low chassis tractor units.

The trucks, purchased solely for the trials, are equipped with Volvo’s 13-litre D13C engine, rated at 500hp, and are Euro 5-compliant.

Kevin Hopper, Managing Director of Brian Yeardley Continental, said the fuel trial is being conducted with Euro-5 vehicles ahead of a truck order in the autumn.

This is prior to the legislated requirement for Euro-6 compliance.

Mr Hopper said the current fleet fuel average is 9.5mpg, a figure the new FHs need to better to secure future business.

Supplied by Crossroads at Normanton, the specification includes Volvo’s latest fuel saving technology, including the I-Shift gearbox with Long-Haul and Fuel Economy+ software and I-See.

I-See uses GPS to memorise roads and gradients, sharing the information with other trucks via central data storage.

This enables I-Shift’s gear changes to be optimised for economy, saving up to 5% in fuel.

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