Volvo Trucks Australia has announced it has appointed former truck journalist Matt Wood as its Fuel Efficiency manager, a newly created role.

Volvo Trucks Australia vice president, Mitch Peden says Matt Wood will play a leading role in  the introduction of  future innovation aimed at driving enhanced fuel efficiency from the Swedish maker in Australia.

“The service Matt will offer will further build the return on investment potential for Volvo Truck users through business consultation and driver education,” Mitch Peden said.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Matt’s industry expertise, as both an experienced truck driver and well respected heavy vehicle journalist, joining our team,” Peden continues.

Wood has more than 25 years involvement in Australian road transport both as a journalist and as a driver in local, long haul and heavy haulage, as well as working in operational roles.

Volvo says this experience has given Matt insights across a wide variety of businesses, transport applications and fuel efficiency strategies to extend the value proposition with Volvo Truck’s customers and business partners.