When we're talking about more economical and more environmentally sustainable transportations, it's not just about engines, materials and fuels. It is equally about streamlining the transport process itself for the sake of transport efficiency.
Utilising the truck fleet
Here's an interesting example: despite the fact that the amount of freight being transported has grown dramatically in Europe in recent decades, there has actually only been a moderate increase in the number of trucks. This is thanks to a more efficient utilisation of the truck fleet, using better information and planning systems.
Transport information systems
The key to increased transport effectiveness is having larger vehicle combinations, and better control of the transport flow with the help of mobile information systems. At Volvo Trucks, we have a number of solutions that makes it possible to transport more cargo with fewer vehicles, and control fuel consumption, thus radically reducing emissions per tonne/kilometre.