EMG to upgrade its OB Truck Fleet with Volvo FH Models
Within its long-term plan to increase sustainability, EMG, one of the main European broadcast service providers, announced the addition of six Volvo FH (Forward High) tractor units to its fleet of golf-focused OB Trucks
And it’s not the only one renovation for EMG: Volvo FH’s fully adaptable digital instrument display aims to help fleet drivers in keeping hands on the steering wheel and maintaining full attention forward. Volvo FH trucks also include dual radar on each side of the vehicle to detect if and when other road users enter the driver’s risk area.
These Volvo FH tractor units feature the latest safety and sustainable operation features. Their Turbo Compound Engines deliver a 7.5% increase in fuel efficiency; and adhere to the Euro 6 standard for clean exhaust emissions. The Turbo Compound Engines will reduce EMG’s environmental footprint over the longer distances its OB trucks are required to travel. The Volvo FH trucks are also manufactured sustainably; leveraging fossil-free steel, which is made without creating CO2 emissions and by using fossil-free energy sources.
As part of its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) program, the acquisition of these Volvo FH tractor units will enable EMG to cycle several older models out of its golf fleet. EMG has now upgraded 50% of this fleet with cleaner and more sustainable trucks which travel long distances all over Europe for the golf coverage. The new units are currently being prepared for and started travelling to major broadcast events from late April.
“Sustainability is an important issue to us, so we are delighted to be working with a company like EMG, which demonstrates a progressive attitude towards solving the challenges involved, but also takes positive action to make a change. We look forward to working with EMG on major golfing events in Europe over the course of this year”, said Mary-Claire Gill, VP and Head of Production for European Tour Productions, EMG.