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Friday 20 January 2023

G E Smith shine bright with two new Volvo FHs

North Yorkshire haulier G E Smith LTD has taken delivery of two Volvo FH with I-Save 460 Globetrotter 6x2 tractor units.

Supplied by Ross Neale, Area Sales Manager at Crossroads Truck and Bus, the new trucks replace vehicles from rival manufacturers in the G E Smith fleet.

Phil Smith, Transport Manager at G E Smith, says: "We are delighted to add the two new Volvo FHs to our 17 strong fleet. We chose Volvo again because we know it's an excellent product and most importantly has a reliable backup service. 

The cabs are nice and big providing a great living space for the driver which helps with driver attraction. The Volvo FH also has a great residual value at end of life which always provides a strong deposit for future investments".

We’re already seeing strong returns from our new arrivals, and we’ll certainly look to welcome more Volvos in the future.”

G E Smith’s FH with I-Save tractors each feature a D13TC Euro-6 Step E engine, producing 460 hp and 2,600 Nm of torque, benefitted by turbo-compounding technology. This allows drivers to maintain lower revs and a higher gear for a longer time for a more fuel-efficient journey.

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, as well as Volvo’s proven 12-speed I-Shift automated gearbox. Volvo’s popular transmission analyses factors such as speed, weight, road grade and torque demand to perfectly time every shift.

Smith adds "The current fleet of Volvo trucks we have perform well, regularly achieving between 9-10mpg on fuel and I believe Volvo trucks have the best gear box on the market providing a smooth and instant response for a comfortable and pleasant drive."

Each truck is customised in G E Smiths livery supplied by local company BigBoolies and is equipped with a spacious Globetrotter cab, plus Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels. In the cab, drivers are treated to a heated leather driver’s seat, media package with navigation and a 33-litre fridge.

Also included in the specification are Volvo’s Visibility+ and Drive+ packages. These see the additions of features such as the manufacturer’s distinctive V-Shaped LED headlights that automatically adjust to ambient light conditions, electrically heated and operated mirrors, adjustable steering wheel with neck-tilt and dual armrests on the driver’s seat.

Founded in 1955, G E Smith Ltd based in Malton, North Yorkshire provides delivery services across the UK. The company has a 17-stong fleet of 44-tonne tractor units operating with box vans and curtainsided trailers working primarily in the ambient food and packing sectors.

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