Carry on saving with Fuel Advice
To maximize savings, Volvo’s Driver Development programme sharpens fuel saving techniques among drivers of all levels. But to sustain the savings over time, nothing beats the continual follow-up and advice of a personal advisor.
Transport solutions manager, Jarkko Aine, outlines the new Fuel Advice service: “The key to long term savings lies in systematic follow-up. Fuel Advice allows driving techniques such as speed adaptation and gear utilisation to be evaluated using data from the truck. It works as a subscription for as long as you need it. After each analysis, a report is conveyed to the driver with actions to take. And the fuel advisor who creates the report can be contacted if a query comes up.”
A Fuel Champion
The new service consists of Fuel Coaching, a Fuel Management Toolbox and Fuel Management Support. The idea is to provide the operator with the resources and continuity needed to sustain the fuel savings over time. “The best results are achieved when operators appoint their own Fuel Champion – somebody who can read the reports and pass on the feedback to the drivers,’’ says Jarrko Aine. “This is what maximizes the savings, month after month.’’
”After each analysis, a report is conveyed to the driver with actions to take. And the fuel advisor who creates the report can be contacted if a query comes up.” Fuel Advice helps to save up to 5 percent fuel and can be used to carry on reducing monthly fuel expenses.