R. Satyanarayana of BGR Mining & Infra was adjudged the winner of the 5th edition of Volvo Trucks FuelWatch 2014 competition held at a coal mining site in Managuru, near Kothagudem, Telengana on 11th and 12th June 2014. 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. Satyanarayana achieved a remarkable 20 per cent higher fuel efficiency compared to the driver with lowest fuel efficiency in the competition. J Sampath Raju from SV Engineering Constructions was adjudged the 1st Runner-up and Sudharshan Dhal from Monecarlo Limited was adjudged the 2nd Runner-up.
Said Philippe Dirvy, Senior Vice President, AB Volvo & VECV Board member, “Fuel efficiency and vehicle productivity are critical aspects of truck mining operations. We are the undisputed leader in this market thanks to our world class technology and our focus on the combined performance of man and machine together.”
“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 saving is vital; both for cost saving and lowering environmental imat. Fuel savings means CO2 reduction, thus environment and economy go hand in hand,” said Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VECV.
“Our Fuel Watch initiative helps our customers to get the very best in fuel efficiency,” said AS Ramarao, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Aftermarket, Volvo Trucks. According to him Volvo Trucks India FuelWatch competition is the first of its kind, and shows Volvo Trucks strong commitment as a leader in fuel efficiency and environmental care. The competitions are just as much about learning as winning, and hopefully everyone who took part now know how to operate their vehicles more efficiency. This is a fantastic training event that we at Volvo Trucks are determined to continue year on year.”
The Volvo Training Centre has so far trained over 50,000 drivers and it helps them understand the latest truck technology, its proper use, safe driving practices and ways of achieving better fuel efficiency.