Maritime Transport

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Maritime Transport has begun taking delivery of a further 355 Volvo FH tractor units, adding to the 170 it already has in service making the Felixstowe based business the UK’s largest operator of Volvo’s turbo compound engine trucks. The decision to invest in Volvo’s FH, with I-Save, follows the success of a fuel trial at the end of 2019 and the performance of the trucks it already has in service, which have quickly proven to be among the most fuel efficient 44 tonners. All tractor units will be Volvo’s latest version of the FH with I-Save and will arrive in batches throughout 2022. The vast majority will be 460hp models with the spacious Globetrotter cab, joined by 25 featuring the 500hp engine plus the larger Globetrotter XL cab for specific drivers in the fleet. Paul Heyhoe, fleet director at Maritime Transport, said: “The decision to order a significant number of Volvo vehicles was made when they introduced the turbo compound engine. We ran a fuel trial and saw some great results.”