First I-Shift Dual Clutch trucks for Humber Ports Logistics19 September 2017

Humber Ports Logistics has taken delivery of six Volvo FH-500 tractors – its first with the I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission system.

Supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus, the operator’s new additions join 40 other Volvo vehicles in its 62-strong fleet.

The 6x2 pusher-axle tractors are specified with Globetrotter cabs on medium-height chassis.

I-Shift Dual Clutch is the world’s first dual clutch transmission system for heavy trucks. Inspired by motor racing gearboxes, I-Shift Dual Clutch changes gear in a fraction of a second and can pre-select the next gear while driving in the current one. This keeps one clutch idling while the other is engaged – the result, says Volvo, is gear shifting with no interruption to power delivery.

“Volvo’s driver-trainer will provide I-Shift Dual Clutch induction courses for our staff allocated the new trucks,” says Jamie Benton, director at Humber Ports Logistics.

“This technology, combined with our Globetrotter cabs for unit and trailer height matching, will contribute towards our fuel economy targets,” he predicts.

Laura Cork

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