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.