Castledene Transport acquires 45th anniversary truck

02 May 2024 #Truck

Kent-based Castledene Transport has taken delivery of a Volvo FH 500 with I-Save Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor unit, sporting a special livery to celebrate its 45th anniversary.

Supplied by MC Truck & Bus, the truck joins a 40-strong commercial vehicle fleet, of which 90 per cent is Volvo-supplied. The FH with I-Save will be tasked with general haulage work on a variety of routes across the UK.

Its latest arrival features a 500 hp Euro-VI compliant Step E engine that generates a peak torque of 2,800 Nm, benefitted by turbo-compound technology that allows the driver to maintain lower revs and a higher gear for a longer time.

Also included in the I-Save package is Volvo’s predictive cruise control system, I-See, which analyses and adapts to gradients in the road ahead, and I-Cruise with I-Roll, which adjusts speed to further optimise fuel consumption.

Additional fuel economy gains are unlocked by roof and cab side air deflectors, while a 12-speed I-Shift automated gearbox analyses factors such as speed, weight, road grade and torque demand to time every shift.

Based in Aylesford, Castledene Transport’s fleet operates 24/7, with its new FH with I-Save expected to clock up as much as 130,000 miles per year.

Matt Clarke, Operations Director, Castledene Transport, said: “Whenever we need to call on MC Truck & Bus, we know for certain that they’ll work quickly and diligently to get the job done, all while keeping us fully up to date with what exactly is happening.

“That is a massive help when it comes to managing our fleet.”

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