Volvo articulated lorry coloured in DFDS livery

DFDS increases lorry fleet efficiency

2021/04/20 at 7:21 AM

Denmark-headquartered logistics company DFDS is actively investing in its truck fleet, both articulated lorries and tractor units. This will result in more efficient and environmentally-friendly services, especially at the last mile.

The current year was definitely marked for DFDS as an investment period in upgrading its lorry fleet. Among the latest developments is the purchase of 57 new Volvo FH trucks. The vehicles will be used for regional transport in Sweden. “With improved fuel efficiency and driver safety, the new trucks will help DFDS to optimise logistics flows and reduce the environmental footprint of road transport,” the Danish company states.

One of the key features of the ordered lorries is their environmental friendliness as they are powered by hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO), a biodiesel made from 100 per cent renewable raw materials. This ecological fuel, which is accompanied by Volvo Trucks’ Euro 6 engines, will allow DFDS to reduce fuel consumption and emissions heavily. According to the company’s estimations, this reduce could be measured by 40,000 litres per year.

Tractor units

Besides the articulated lorries, the Danish ferry line pays special attention to the tractor units. In January the company received 27 new FH Globetrotter from Volvo Trucks. The tractor units were deployed at three locations in the United Kingdom such as the Port of Immingham as well as depots in Larkhall and Aberdeen. They transport temperature-controlled trailers moving seafood to major UK fish markets, to Heathrow for export, and for direct delivery onto the continent.

The Euro-6 standards ensure reduction of harmful exhaust emissions. Additionally, the trucks are equipped with I-see predictive cruise control that knows the road ahead and matches engine speed and gear selection to make the truck more fuel-efficient and hereby reduce CO2 emissions.

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