Kent-based Castledene Transport has taken delivery of a brand-new Volvo FH 500 with
I-Save Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor unit, sporting a special livery to celebrate the
customer’s 45th anniversary.

Supplied by Steve Moon, Truck Sales Director at MC Truck & Bus, the truck joins a 40-strong
commercial vehicle fleet, of which 90 per cent is Volvo-supplied. The FH with I-Save will be
tasked with general haulage work on a variety of routes across the UK.

Matt Clarke, Operations Director, Castledene Transport, says: “The majority of our fleet has
been Volvo for many years now, and we’ve come to really embrace the product for its
reliability, comfort and overall performance.

“What shines through in our opinion is the level of service we receive, which is truly second
to none – its team is Premier League while other manufacturers are still playing Sunday
league. Whenever we need to call on MC Truck & Bus, we know for certain that they’ll work
quickly and diligently to get the job done, all while keeping us fully up to date with what
exactly is happening. That is a massive help when it comes to managing our fleet.”

The customer’s latest arrival features a 500 hp Euro-VI compliant Step E engine that
generates a peak torque of 2,800 Nm, benefitted by ultra-efficient turbo-compound
technology that allows the driver to maintain lower revs and a higher gear for a longer time.

On the road, this contributes to a smoother, quieter and 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, while a 12-
speed I-Shift automated gearbox analyses factors such as speed, weight, road grade and
torque demand to perfectly time every shift.

The truck features a Globetrotter XL cab sporting the customer’s distinct red and white livery
which has been tweaked to reflect Castledene Transport’s 45 th year in business, leather
upholstery and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels.

Inside, a Drive+ package adds dual armrests, an adjustable steering wheel with neck tilt and
electrically controlled air conditioning, all complemented by a suspended and heated driver’s