In transport these days, you’ve got to keep your drivers happy. That’s why Bradford-based Shipley Transport Services has splashed out on four new Volvo FH460 with I-Save all kitted out with Globetrotter XL cabs, luxury seating, fridges and microwaves.
Supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus Area Sales Manager, Jason Robinson, the four new 460 hp FH with I-Save 6x2s join a 50-strong fleet, made up predominantly of Volvos.
Each new truck benefits from Volvo’s proven D13TC turbo-compound engine, which produces up to 300 Nm of extra torque – meaning less acceleration and fuel is needed to keep a steady speed.
The Buyer’s View
“We’ve been buying Volvos for more than 20 years, because we’ve always been pleased with the quality and reliability of the product,” says David Clarke, Managing Director at Shipley Transport Services. “This is our first time trying the I-Save model and we’re excited to see how well it performs both on the road, and at the pumps. We’ve heard good things, so we wanted to give it a go for ourselves.
“The service we get from Volvo’s dealer network is always first class. If we ever have a problem, they go above and beyond to sort it out. You can’t ask for more than that.”
All FH with I-Save models benefit from Volvo’s long haul fuel package, together with its map-based I-See system which uses knowledge about the road ahead to utilise the truck’s kinetic energy in the best possible way.
Each new vehicle has been specified with a single bunk, luxury heated driver’s seat, 33-litre under-bunk mounted fridge / freezer, microwave prep kit, and audio and media package, including DAB radio and 7” touchscreen. The vehicles also come with Volvo’s Drive+ package, which adds additional features to make life on the road easier for the firm’s hard-working team.
“Driver satisfaction is absolutely paramount for us, so we spec our vehicles with maximum comfort in mind. They absolutely love the FH and always comment on it being the best truck to drive.”
Supplied on a six-year contract through Volvo Financial Services, the FHs will be in operation five days a week and are expected to cover roughly 140,000km per year. They will be used for general haulage nationwide and replace older models within the company’s fleet.
Established in 1980, Shipley Transport Services is a family-owned haulier specialising in full loads, part loads and pallets.