Volvo Trucks India Press Meet
18% higher fuel efficiency achieved at Volvo Trucks India Fuel Watch 2014.
Volvo Trucks India Fuel Watch 2014 reemphasizes the importance of the best driving practices to improve fuel efficiency in mining operations.
Mr R Satyanarayana driver from BGR Mining & Infra Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the winner of the India Fuel Watch 2014 Competition.
June 13, 2013: Volvo Trucks India FuelWatch 2014, the 5th edition of the competition was held at a coal mining site in Managuru, near Kothagudem, Telangana recently. 24 Best Drivers from key Volvo tipper customers operating in mining segment across the country participated in the annual fuel efficiency competition, selected through rigorous qualification process.
Volvo Trucks Fuel watch competition is part of Volvo Trucks efforts to educate drivers, fleet managers, customers and other stakeholders on the importance of the good driving practices to improve fuel efficiency, reduce cost and increase profitability. Fuel efficiency is the most critical aspect of profitability in mining transport and we at Volvo Trucks are committed to improving customer's overall profitability from our vehicles, while encouraging safe driving practices &care for environment through reduction in emissions. The competition highlights the importance of good, safe driving practices and promotes thorough understanding of the latest technologies of high performance tippers, to achieve the best man and machine performance. Fuel watch competition promotes both economic and environmental advantages of the good driving practices and brings out a positive spirit among Volvo tipper drivers.
“Fuel efficiency and vehicle productivity are critical aspects of truck mining operations. We are the undisputed leader in this market, thanks to our work! class technology and our focus on the combined performance of man and machine together." said Mr. Philippe Diviy Sr. Vice President AB Volvo & VECV Board member. He further said “Volvo Trucks is the first CV manufacturer to set up a Driver Training Center in India to make good drivers better in demanding applications”.
Mr Vinod Aggarwal, CEO VECV said ‘At Volvo Trucks, we give special emphasis to superior driving skills because it plays an important role in achieving better fuel efficiency and increased profitability*. He further added “Fuel reduction is vital; both for cost saving and lowering environmental impact Fuel savings means C02 reduction, thus environment and economy go hand in hand."
Mr R Satyanarayana from BGR Mining & Infra Pvt Ltd. was adjudged the winner, followed by Mr. J Sampath Raju from SV Engineering Constructions who was adjudged was 1st Runner-up, and Mr. Sodharshan Dhal from Montecarfo Limited was adjudged 2nd Runner-up. The competition is the ultimate test for Volvo Tipper drivers to bring out the best in driving practices under tough off-road conditions and achieve highest fuel efficiency. The winning driver achieved a remarkable XX% higher fuel efficiency compared to the driver with lowest fuel efficiency in the competition.
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