PD Bannister has taken delivery of seven Volvo FH 460 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units, complete with with I-Save technology.
In total, the Bradford-based operator will take on 12 Volvo trucks in the next 12 months.
Furthermore, the Swedish machines replace trucks from rival manufacturers on the company’s fleet of 68 vehicles.
Chris Smith, fleet compliance manager at PD Bannister, therefore, is expecting good things.
“We were a bit disappointed by the performance of some of our non-Volvo tractors in recent years,” he admitted.
“So, when the time came to refresh those vehicles, Volvo Trucks was the first name on our list.
“Our vehicles cover lots of miles, so – as our new trucks’ specification reflects – minimising fuel consumption is a must.”
Thankfully, PD Bannister’s new tractors are already returning good fuel economy figures.
As a result, the company is even more excited about taking more of them on later in 2023.
The FH tractors that join PD Bannister come equipped with I-Save technology.
In addition, the D13TC Euro 6 engine – with 460hp and 2,600Nm – benefitted by turbo-compounding technology to aid economy.
In other words, drivers can maintain lower revs and a higher gear for a longer time for a more fuel-efficient journey.
Meanwhile, the I-Save package includes Volvo’s predictive cruise control system, I-See.
This technology analyses and adapts to gradients in the road ahead, while I-Cruise with I-Roll adjusts speed automatically.
Finally, roof and cab side air deflectors have been specified on the FHs to make further fuel savings.
Each truck is wrapped in the blue and yellow livery of PD Bannister and, in addition, is equipped with a Globetrotter cab.
Inside the cab, drivers are treated to a heated leather driver’s seat, media package with navigation and a 33-litre fridge.
Other comfort features include electrically heated mirrors and dual armrests.