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European logistics company orders 2000 Volvo trucks

Lithuania-based company, Girteka Logistics, has invested in 2000 Volvo FH trucks to improve safety, reduce fuel consumption and increase driver comfort.

“The new Volvo FH optimises uptime and fuel efficiency, and at the same time offers the driver a great working environment,” said Girteka Logistics CEO, Edvardas Liachovičius.

“With this investment we will contribute to increased safety on the roads and also cut emissions, due to the outstanding fuel efficiency.

“We are very happy to partner with Volvo Trucks on the journey towards zero accidents and reduced environmental impact.”

The latest Volvo FH in Europe features new driver interface and optional adaptive high beam headlights.

Also, the I-Save version of the Volvo FH combines an extra fuel-efficient engine and advanced fuel-saving features, allowing the latest I-Save version to cut fuel costs by up to 10 per cent according to the manufacturer.

“The difference in fuel consumption is computed by comparing the costs of diesel and AdBlue for I-Save: the new generation of Volvo FH with D13TC Euro 6 step D including the long haul fuel package, with the classic Volvo FH with D13 eSCR Euro 6 step D without the long haul fuel package,” Volvo said in a statement. “The actual fuel economy varies according to many factors, such as the driver’s level of experience, use of cruise control, the vehicle specifications, vehicle load, actual topography and weather conditions.”

A large part of Girteka’s latest truck order will comprise I-Save Volvos.

“We have tested the Volvo FH with I-Save and discovered the big fuel saving potential, which is good for both the business and for the climate,” said Liachovičius.

This ‘mega investment, marks a 15-year longstanding relationship between Girteka Logistics and Volvo.

“We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Girteka Logistics and are very proud of their decision to invest in our new state-of-the-art heavy duty trucks,” said Volvo Trucks President, Roger Alm.

“This new generation of trucks cuts emissions and takes efficiency and driver experience to even higher new levels.

“I look forward to working together with Girteka Logistics on the way towards more sustainable transports, in all aspects.”

Girteka Logistics has historically been financing most of its Volvo trucks using Volvo Financial Services and the majority of the 2000 trucks included in the new deal will follow the same structure.

Production of Volvo Trucks’ new heavy duty range is set for March 2021. The trucks will be delivered to Girteka Logistics during the year.

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