It is no surprise that there is a shortage of professional drivers around the world. The challenge for many operators is to attract and retain them. But, it is well worth the effort. Skilled, motivated drivers are proven to be more productive and drive more efficiently and safely. Simply put, they have a big, positive impact on the bottom line.

A Volvo truck already offers drivers the world’s best experience in terms of safety, handling, and driving and resting comfort. So if you have invested in getting the right truck to start with, investing in your driver is essential too – helping to ensure you reap all the benefits of the truck. Our Driver Development trainings can help you achieve this, and more. The courses give the drivers the skills to be safer, and more efficient and knowledgeable. This leads to less wear and tear on the truck, better fuel economy, happier and healthier drivers, and a healthier bottom line too.

Driver Development

Driver Development

Did you know you could save up to 10% on fuel by changing the way a driver accelerates and brakes? Based on decades of research and experience, and led by specialist instructors, Volvo training helps drivers get the most out of a truck and drive it safer, smarter and more fuel-efficiently.

My truck app

My truck app

Connecting the vehicle to a smartphone app. This feature gives the driver instant status information and control of the vehicle remotely. They can check the current fuel level, battery status, light status, and more: all from a smartphone or tablet. 

Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge

Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge

Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge is a global driver competition which aims to evaluate the role of the truck driver and highlight the importance of efficient driving skills. The competition will challenge the driver in the areas of fuel efficiency, safety and productivity – all vital to promoting professional pride, the customer’s bottom line and social progress in communities everywhere.

Relevant news and stories

A master of fuel-efficient driving

He was runner-up at this year’s Volvo Driver Challenge World Final and is a real master at fuel-efficient driving. Timber truck driver and owner Bert ‘Knatte’ Johansson knows how to get the most out of every drop – and his Volvo trucks. 

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Tackling driver shortages head-on

A lack of drivers is currently worrying the trucking industry. In Australia, where the problem is particularly acute, the President and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, Peter Voorhoeve, and his colleagues decided to tackle this with a proactive ...

Increase productivity through driver training

Volvo Trucks’ driver development courses provide a mix of specialist know-how and practical skills to maximise the vehicle’s productivity.

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