Valley Foods likes Volvo fuel consumption

Essex, UK: Valley Grown Salads say they are achieving better fuel consumption since replacing the company’s three five-year old Volvo FH 440s with FH-500 6×2 tractors.  Family-owned Valley Grown Salads, which supplies fresh salad produce to supermarket regional distribution centres, operates the three-axle tractors with tri-axle refrigerated trailers.

Operations director Ian Parrott, says: “The new 500 horsepower FH’s are proving to be a real eye-opener.  We’re getting better fuel consumption that we did from our Euro-3 440s and the drivers love them.”  The old trucks achieved around 8.4mpg while the new 500s are already turning in 9.5mpg after only six weeks on the road.  The vehicles have been taken on a Flexilease contract hire package from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London’s Enfield Dealerpoint.  Along with moving from Euro-3 to Euro-5, this is Valley Foods’ first experience of SCR and AdBlue.

Valley Grown Salads is replacing its heavy truck fleet with Volvo FH 500 6x2 tractors

“The trucks achieve around a 4% consumption rate against diesel, which I am very pleased with,” says Parrott.  “The Volvo Dynafleet telematics and the I-Shift automated gearbox has topped it all off.  In conjunction with driver training from our Volvo dealer, it’s enabled us to get the best possible driving economy,” adds Parrott.


Lineage Logistics buys Polish cold storage company Pago

Novi, Michigan, USA: Lineage Logistics has expanded in Europe acquiring Pago; Poland’s largest cold storage and logistics provider. The move marks Lineage’s entry into the …


Stena adds third new ferry Irish Sea fleet

Dublin, Ireland: Stena Line has taken ownership of its newest ferry, Stena Embla, following a handover ceremony in Weihai, China. The vessel is the third …


Luca Quaresima of NewCold takes European cold chain future leader award

Brussels, Belgium: Luca Quaresima, Europe logistic and operations manager, NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics, has been awarded the 2020 GCCA European Cold Chain Future Leader Award. …


IIR highlights high logistics costs for vaccine distribution

Paris, France: Gérald Cavalier, president of the Science and Technology Council of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), has shared his perspective on the pivotal …



  • Get connetced
    Thermo King’s online connectivity event takes place on 10 December at 10am

Latest Tweets

Food service sector needs more government help, says new president of the British Frozen Food Federation. #logistics #coldchain

© 2020 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ