The new Volvo FH makes it possible to increase uptime more than ever before. On-board technology lets the workshop carry out an inspection of vital parts while the truck is on the road. This means that maintenance can be planned according to when it’s actually needed.
This piece of world news is made possible by Telematics Gateway, the communication unit in the Volvo FH that keeps the truck, driver and operator one step ahead in various situations. For maintenance based on real needs, it sends a report to the workshop so the technician can see the status of vital parts, such as the brake pads, clutch, battery and air dryer.
‘‘If these are in better condition than expected the workshop can adjust the service plan so the vehicle gets its service when it actually needs it,’’ says Christian Gustavsson, in charge of Volvo Trucks service in Europe.
A golden service
As part of the new Volvo Gold Contract offer, this allows customers to forget about the service plan and let the workshop take care of it. The technician keeps track of the truck’s mileage, how quickly parts are wearing and adjusts the service plan accordingly – and calls you for maintenance when the truck needs it.
‘‘Being able to inspect the wear remotely means you don’t have to visit the workshop too often – and you get the service done before it’s too late,’’ says Christian Gustavsson.