Fuel can account for between 21 and 39 per cent* of a transport company’s total costs. Now, using a new app launched by Volvo Trucks, the driver can get an immediate incentive to drive more economically and thereby significantly reduce a company’s costs.
The new app for truck drivers is part of Volvo Trucks’ fleet management system, ‘Dynafleet’, and displays Information to the driver that was previously only available to the transport company.
"With the new app, drivers can see for themselves how efficiently they drive, compare their performance with that of their colleagues and improve their driving techniques still further," says Jarkko Aine, Communications & Competence Manager within Transport Solutions at Volvo Trucks.
One of the app’s main functions – ‘Fuel Efficiency Score’ – rates the driver’s performance in four areas that in various ways impact the truck’s fuel consumption: anticipation and braking, engine and gearbox utilisation, speed adaption and standstill. The results are then collated to produce an overall score.