Volvo Trucks Middle East optimises transport solutions for sustainability

VolvoThe Swedish premium truck manufacturer had launched three new state-of-the-art models in January 2014. (Image source: Volvo Trucks)Volvo Trucks Middle East has optimised its transport solutions for regional customers to help increase productivity and truck efficiency

Volvo Trucks said that it was committed to supporting the company’s global goal of becoming the world leader in providing sustainable transport solutions.

The Swedish premium truck manufacturer had launched three new state-of-the-art models in January 2014.

Ian Drury, transport solutions development manager, Volvo Trucks Middle East, said, “Volvo Trucks’ aim is to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions, so its total transport solution offer goes hand-in-hand with the brand’s vision. Each one of our customers is unique, and we strive to create the most suitable solutions for their specific needs.

“We are one of the world’s largest heavy-duty truck brands and we use our global resources to ensure that customers in the Middle East reap the benefits of our global expertise. Volvo Trucks operates across 2,300 dealers and workshops, in 140 countries, with 17,000 dedicated Volvo Trucks employees, onfive continents; this gives us the scope to provide the best of the best when it comes to transport solutions.”

The transport solutions offered by Volvo Trucks Middle East includes a mix of pioneering the latest product technology whilst enhancing customer’s productivity, allowing them to increase uptime and optimise service and maintenance for the duty cycle, the company said.

According to Drury, Volvo Trucks Middle East’s regional customers benefit from service agreements, which allows them to have a clear and transparent visibility on the total cost of ownership when it comes to service and parts.

“Volvo Trucks has also developed the Dynafleet telematic system. This web-based system allows our customers to track their vehicle’s position 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, while also monitoring the driver, his driving patterns, and offer coaching and training when needed. The Dynafleet system allows business owners to pin-point areas challenging profitability while ensuring that their drivers operate in the safest and most efficient possible conditions,” he added.

Available as a free app for smartphones, Dynafleet’s customers can reduce wear and tear whilst increasing safety, and maintaining profitability and fuel efficiency essential for a successful business, the firm noted.

The Dynafleet is only part of a wider package that Volvo Trucks offers its customers. The complete offering includes i-shift technology, airflow package, driver training and Dynafleet. This package promises fuel savings of up to seven per cent, making Volvo trucks one of the most fuel efficient in the industry.

The new i-shift technology helps improve fuel efficiency from Day One, replacing the manual gear stick. The driver training will, in turn, help drivers to utilise the new technology, while the training will also give guidance on other factors that reduce fuel consumption.

The airflow package alone offers the latest in aerodynamics and consists of air deflectors on the roof and sides, as well as chassis skirts and side underrun protection, which means a fuel saving potential of up to five per cent.

In addition to its transport solutions, Volvo Trucks Middle East also recently announced the introduction of flexible financing options for its customers in an effort to support the region’s surging industry.

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