The hunt is on again with Volvo Trucks out to find the nation’s most fuel efficient drivers via its Dynafleet telematics, analysing driver skills from around  Australia.

With fuel costs on the rise again after a period of relative stability the need to reduce fuel consumption and to be more efficient is something that smart truck operators are focusing on.

“Fuel is expensive– it accounts for one-third of operator costs – and while Volvo designs and builds the most fuel efficient trucks, fuel consumption is ultimately down to how the truck is driven,”said Volvo Trucks Australia’s departing vice president, Mitch Peden.

“The Volvo Drivers’ Fuel Challenge puts the skills of the driver in focus, and highlights the vital importance of fuel efficiency knowledge and competency,” said Peden.

“To help us run this Challenge we use Volvo’s Dynafleet technology,which is designed in away that helps individual drivers track and improve their driving performance by providing real time results on how efficiently they drive,” he said.

“We will be using Dynafleet data to identify the most fuel efficient driver and it’s this information alone that determines who progresses through and ultimately wins, the Australian Drivers’ Fuel Challenge, ” Peden added.

Volvo says that 20 drivers will take part in the two day 2018 Volvo Drivers’Fuel Challenge on 16 and 17 July at Mount Cotton in Queensland. From that field of 20 finalists, one will ultimately be successful in representing Australia on the world stage at the global final in Sweden in September, competing against drivers from 37 other countries around the world.