Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West, the Leominster-based operator’s landmark vehicle is powered by a D13K engine rated at 494bhp. The 3.9m wheelbase, 6x2 pusher axle tractor has an I-Shift gearbox and a single reduction drive axle with a ratio of 2.64:1.
The FH joined the operator’s 13-strong fleet in April and is supplied with a five-year Volvo Gold R&M contract. It is expected to be in operation for between five and seven years.
“The driver of the FH is delighted with the truck; he’s a big Volvo fan and has improved his fuel consumption figures after a day’s familiarisation training,” says Andrew Jones, director at Tyrrells Court.
Jones and his drivers have all downloaded Volvo’s Dynafleet app to receive real-time vehicle and driver performance data straight to their mobile phones.
“We do a lot of running on rural A roads, as we’re located about an hour’s drive from the nearest motorway. However, the new Volvo is returning between 8 and 9mpg and I’m happy with those figures,” says Jones.
“The drivers are competitive and take pride in achieving good results. That can only be good for our business.”