DFDS invests for the future with new Volvo FH trucks

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Source: DFDS, 2021-04-08

DFDS upgrades its vehicle fleet with 57 new Volvo FH trucks. With improved fuel efficiency and driver safety, the new trucks will help DFDS optimise logistics flows and reduce the environmental footprint of road transport. 

The long-standing relationship between DFDS and Volvo Trucks continues with the investment of 57 new Volvo FH trucks. Fuel efficiency, driver safety, and reduced emissions are top priorities for DFDS and one of the reasons for the investment. The new trucks will be used for regional transport in Sweden.

Over the years, DFDS has made strategic decisions to invest in trucks with the highest Euro-class engines to reduce exhaust emissions and ensure optimal safety and efficiency. The Volvo FH engine meets the Euro 6 Regulation and makes full use of the available energy at every stage.

The new Volvo FH trucks will be powered by HVO, a biodiesel made from 100% renewable raw materials. Combining HVO with the low emissions of Volvo Trucks’ Euro 6 engines will reduce fuel consumption and emissions heavily. By upgrading the fleet with the new trucks, DFDS will reduce its fuel consumption by 40 000 litres per year.

The Volvo FH trucks are designed to be safe and comfortable over long distances. Dynamic steering helps the drivers avoid skidding and unintentional lane changes. Drivers can set the steering wheel preferences or use remote steering control.

“It is great to once again partner with Volvo Trucks on the journey towards more sustainable road transport. The new investment will support DFDS in staying on top of the emission Regulation while at the same time improving fuel efficiency and driver safety,” says Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President & Head of Logistics Division.

Johan Selvén, Sales Director at Volvo Trucks Sweden, says, “We are very happy with this deal with DFDS. We have optimised our Volvo FH trucks for these routes with, for instance, smaller engines and a bigger focus on aerodynamics. It gives DFDS a more sustainable and efficient solution, including the service market. Similar engines and optimisation of all trucks leads to lower fuel consumption and less environmental impact.”

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