Volvo Trucks India has announced the winner of
the India Fuel Watch competition. P Ravi of SV Engineering Construction has
claimed the crown of the most fuel efficient driver.
As P Ravi, from SV Engineering now goes on to
compete in the Asia round of the Fuel Watch competition, Kameshwar Rao from
Mahalakshmi Infracontracts finished 2nd and D Ganapathi of Sushee
Infra claimed the 3rd spot. The Indi Final was held in the coal mine
of Kothagudem, Andhra Pradesh from June 7-9, 2015.
Volvo Trucks India Fuel watch was initiated in
2010 and the 6th edition of the completion was concluded on June 9,
2015. The competition is aimed at helping drivers build their competency and
bring out the best fuel efficiency from Volvo trucks in real-life mining
conditions in a safe and efficient way.
39 Volvo truck customers were eligible for
participation and a total of 210 drivers participated from 19 mining sites in
regional round. 15 drivers across the country were selected through regional
rounds and were put through a 5km long track four different times i.e. total
20kms, first the drivers will have to drive the Volvo FMX trucks with the
iShift AMT and then the manual tippers with no load and then the same trucks on
the same track with full and equal load. The total average of all four runs
will then be the final score of the driver.
At the end of each run the data is downloaded
using Dynafleet Online trip manager. The officials also looked at the technique
utilised by the drivers and took it into consideration on the grounds of safety
and driving attitude. In the rare occasion of a tie, the time taken by the
respective drivers will be considered and the driver who has taken the least
amount of time to achieve the goal will be crowned champion.
Drivers play a crucial role in the overall
profitability from the trucks. Volvo Trucks is focused on improving
fuel-efficiency and thereby increasing customers’ profitability, while
encouraging safe driving practices and environmental care through reduction in
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