Volvo Trucks is launching a Fuel Advice service that helps haulage firms reduce their fuel costs by up to 5 per cent.
The new Fuel Advice service will provide haulage companies with a personal fuel adviser who will help hauliers to cut fuel costs and maintain these cost cutting improvements in the long term.
With fuel costs representing between 25-35 per cent of all total haulage firm costs and profit margins often tight, any saving can make a vital difference to hauliers.
Fuel Management Director at Volvo Trucks Mikael Lidhage commented: “In order to succeed in cutting the haulage firm's overall fuel consumption, the part played by the drivers is vital. Our driver training courses in eco-driving have proven themselves to be effective, but without professional follow-up the results are often short-term."
The service also requires that participating haulage companies appoint a specialist; responsible for fuel efficiency, who liaises with Volvo’s fuel adviser.
Fuel Advice of three components: Fuel Coaching, Fuel Management Toolbox and Fuel Management Support.
"An engaged and focused customer who has open channels of communication with his drivers, with the company's own fuel economy specialist and with Volvo's fuel advisor, can fairly easily cut fuel consumption by between three and five per cent," the Fuel Management Director for Volvo Trucks continues.
The main objective of the scheme is to improve the quality off all fuel-saving measures.
Fuel Advice is available with the recently launched FH series.
It will become available at the start of next year for previous models equipped with Dynafleet. Initially, the service will only be available in Europe.
October 26, 2012
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