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Owens Group orders 30 fuel-efficient Volvo Trucks

14 December 2023 #Tractor #Truck

Owens Group has begun taking delivery of 30 Volvo tractor units following the strong performance seen in 60 models delivered to the company in 2021.

Having returned to Volvo two years ago, the business has ordered another 17 Volvo FH 460 with I-Save Globetrotter 6×2 and 13 FM 460 Globetrotter 6×2 trucks.

Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West, they feature a 460 hp Euro-6 compliant Step E engine benefitted by ultra-efficient turbo-compound technology to allow the driver to maintain lower revs and a higher gear for a longer time.

The powertrain is paired with a more aerodynamic cab design, plus 12-speed I-Shift transmission and a map-based I-See system which constantly reads the road ahead to optimise gear changing strategy.

All 30 trucks are backed by Volvo Gold Contracts, which include preventive maintenance and repairs, and are expected to remain on the fleet for a minimum of five years.

Owens Group runs a large diverse fleet, consisting of 400 trucks, 200 vans and 850 trailers.

Its latest arrivals will be based across the customer’s depots in south and west Wales, where they will be used to provide a delivery service to a long list of blue-chip customers.

Doug Jeffery, Group Commercial Director, Owens Group, said: “The mpg figures returned on our first 60 units are very good, so the knowledge that this is only going to improve thanks to Volvo’s I-Save technology is an exciting prospect and one that should help us reduce our fuel costs and our impact on the environment.”

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