Volvo drivers fight to be crowned Most-Efficient

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Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge is on

Driving style can make a huge difference to fuel consumption and that is even more the case when it comes to trucks.

Now Volvo Trucks is trying to find Australia’s most fuel-efficient Volvo drivers in the 2017 Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge.

How do you determine the most-efficient drivers, based on their daily work performance? With telematics!

In this case the data comes from Dynafleet and already Volvo Trucks has found the semi-finalists for the competition, one each from every state:

  • New South Wales: Andrew Woodleigh, Borg Manufacturing
  • Victoria: Cameron Simpson, Simpson’s Fuel
  • South Australia: David Kleinig, L H Perrys
  • Tasmania: Chris Scolyer, De Bruyns Transport
  • Western Australia: Phil Vallance, Desert Sands Cartage
  • Queensland: Andrew Print, TruckHaul

“This is a whole new way to determine who are the most fuel-efficient drivers in Australia by using the technology in our trucks,” said Mitch Peden, Vice President of Volvo Trucks Australia.

“By comparing the Dynafleet data from a wide range of our customers, we’ve identified the six drivers who consistently demonstrate fuel-efficient driving skills, day in and day out, while driving fully-laden trucks on genuine commercial journeys.”

“Dynafleet scores them out of 100 on four main aspects, speed, engine and gear use, anticipation and braking, and standstill.

“Our six semi-finalists were clearly paying close attention to fuel-efficiency, because they scored highly on all four.”

The Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge is being held today and tomorrow in Brisbane, with the overall winner going on to represent Australia in the final in Sweden in September.

We’ll bring you the results as they come to hand and you can stay up to date with all the latest Volvo Trucks News at

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