News from Volvo trucks: An order for the first Euro-6 compliant Volvo truck in the UK has been placed by World Courier (UK) Ltd.
The truck, which is being supplied through Essex to Dorset-based Volvo dealer, MC Truck & Bus, is a new FH 4×2 tractor powered by the Euro-6 D13K-460 diesel. It will be the third Volvo tractor unit in the company’s twenty-two vehicle fleet.
World Courier Ground Director Alan Bryan, reports that the decision to adopt compliance with Euro-6 emissions standard in advance of its legislative requirement was made as part of the company’s environmental protection policies, saying: “World Courier is committed to environmental protection through the selection and use of advanced technologies to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions, as mandated in our ISO14001 programme; therefore early adoption of Euro-6 was a logical decision which also aligns with the environmental aims of our bio-pharmaceutical clients.”
Mr. Bryan further explained that the new Volvo Euro-6 tractor unit will be used exclusively in the transportation of extremely sensitive bio-pharmaceutical products between pharma-manufacturing, processing, storage and distribution facilities in the EU and wider Europe – also ‘first sector’ and ‘final sector’ transport of intercontinental pharma-shipments arriving and departing by air.