Ecolution by Scania, a bespoke service dedicated to enabling operators achieve the very best possible transport economy and operational efficiency from their fleets, is now available in the UK. Based on an all-encompassing programme of vehicle, driver and maintenance optimisation, Ecolution by Scania has been proven to deliver considerable operational savings.
"Since it was announced at the IAA Hannover Show in 2010, Ecolution by Scania has been undergoing extensive trials with operators and within Scania’s own transport operation, Transport Laboratory, which sees trucks running regularly between our production plants in Sweden and the Netherlands," says Martin Hay, UK Truck Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
"In carefully controlled trials with a Swedish operator running at 56 tonnes, fuel consumption was reduced from 48 to 35 litres/100 kilometres. A second operator, running at lower weights in Switzerland, achieved savings of approximately ten percent, while our own Transport Laboratory reduced its fuel usage by more than 25 percent within six months. Our sales and aftersales support teams are now fully trained in Ecolution by Scania techniques and we are now looking forward to delivering the kind of benefits shown by these trials to operators in the UK."
The Ecolution by Scania programme covers four specific areas:
Optimised vehicle specification: Whereby Scania works in conjunction with operators to ensure the vehicle and options specified are optimised for the transport task in hand.
Driver training: Scania recognises that achieving maximum fuel efficiency is largely dependent upon driver-performance. The programme of driver development delivered by Scania’s in-house team of driver trainers therefore focuses on enhancing drivers’ skills with a range of advanced fuel usage- and efficiency-improving techniques.
Driver follow-up: Once trained, a driver’s performance is likely to fall back from its peak unless he or she receives regular follow-up and coaching. Ecolution by Scania combats this in a number of ways, from the in-cab Scania Driver Support system to regular performance reviews, where fuel usage data and driving style information captured by the Scania OnBoard telematics system is discussed with drivers on a one-to-one basis.