MAINTAIN SPEED. SAVE FUEL

Maintaining speed while saving fuel. It’s a tough balancing act. We understand your daily challenges of delivering on time while controlling your costs. That’s why we’ve developed a unique powertrain that delivers enhanced performance. And improved fuel efficiency.

Your profitability is key to our thinking. By increasing your average speed, you’re able to improve your own productivity. And that of your customers. At the same time, you save fuel and reduce your environmental impact.

Sounds easy? Read on.

PERFORMANCE & FUEL TOP FEATURES

The I-Shift dual clutch gear box

I-SHIFT DUAL CLUTCH – THE UNIQUE GEARBOX

The famous I-Shift is now the most common gearbox in Volvo Trucks. No wonder. Because it makes driving more safe and comfortable and it saves fuel.

The I-Shift dual clutch with crawler gears

BETTER STARTABILITY WITH CRAWLER GEARS

I-Shift with crawler gears. Developed for heavy transport and construction. A faster rear axle ratio allows you to maintain cruising speed at much lower revs. And lower revs save fuel. Starting from standstill with heavy loads just got much easier. Even in extreme conditions with up to 325 tonnes onboard.

A close up of the Volvo D13 engine

Fuel-efficient power

Excellent torque at low revs. An extreme­ly wide max torque range. Peak torque meets peak power. Volvo’s excellence in diesel-engine technology is clearly visible once you start comparing engine curves. On the road you will experience that you can maintain speed even when the hills are steep. Fuel effi­cient all the way.

Volvo FH rear axle

THE RIGHT RATIO

What do we mean by the correct ratio? Well, it’s all about rear axles. These are the last link in an efficient chain which delivers power from the engine to the truck’s wheels.

By equipping our rear axle with the right ratio for long haul, it works in perfect harmony with our D13 engine and I-Shift Dual Clutch.The result? Lower revs. A more comfortable drive. And greater fuel efficiency.

A driver with a Volvo FH truck

THE HUMAN FACTOR

It goes without saying that new technology delivers on fuel efficiency and safety. However, there is one key factor above all others. The driver.

Our courses are designed to create better drivers. Safer drivers. More efficient drivers. Our Driver Development program focuses on just this - click here for more information. A profitable investment for any haulage company.

Combining this with coaching using Dynafleet Fuel & Environment is a positive step towards a more profitable future. For you. And your business.

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Volvo FH rear axle

I-CRUISE HELPS KEEP SPEED STEADY

Intelligent cruise control. I-Cruise adjusts your speed to keep fuel consumption down. This not only helps towards your productivity by maintaining a high average speed. It also contributes to a safer, more comfortable drive.  

Close up of tyre pressure valve

CHECK THE PRESSURE

Tyre pressure. It’s easy to underestimate the effect it can have on your profitability. Together with correctly aligned wheels and axles, the right pressure in your tyres can go a long way to helping you save fuel and money in the long run.

Volvo Trucks engine shutdown icon

SHUT DOWN AND SAVE FUEL

Small changes can make a big difference. Engine driven components consume fuel when in use. Air compressors. Steering servo pump. And even the engine itself. Shutting them off when they are not in use saves fuel. And money.

Volvo Trucks energy saving tyre

Energy saving tyres

Our tyres help bring out the best in your truck. For example, 315/70 R22.5 tyres are specifically designed for long haul transport. Fuel savers to suit your assignment.

Volvo Trucks airflow package minimising wind resistance

AIRFLOW PACKAGE MINIMISES WIND RESISTANCE

A smooth body keeps fuel consumption down. With the help of wind tunnel tests, we have fine-tuned the wind deflectors. The result? Significantly lower fuel consumption.

Volvo Trucks new service planning icon

NO UNPLANNED STOPS

Our promise: Maximum uptime. Our groundbreaking service planning remotely connects your truck to the workshop. Accurate preventive maintenance saves fuel. And keeps your truck on the road.

Volvo Trucks Dynafleet Fuel and Environment app

SAVE FUEL WITH DYNAFLEET

Just how fuel-efficient can you get? With Dynafleet Fuel & Environment, you can follow the exact performance of your trucks and drivers.

The Fuel Efficiency score helps to improve driver performance. And increases your bottom line.

Volvo Trucks I-Shift software packages

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR I-SHIFT?

Make I-Shift work for your business. There are a range of software packages to suit your driving conditions. Long Haul & Fuel Economy optimises cruising speeds. This makes for efficient highway driving.

How it works

Explore the technical features that made the paragliding stunt possible. It’s all about maintaining high average speed with the help of the unique powertrain that delivers performance without interruption – and yet with lowered fuel consumption.

The paraglider stunt was performed with a Volvo FH with a Euro 6 engine and I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox. Please note this specification is not available in Australia. Please contact your local dealer for more information.