Drivers' Fuel Challenge 2017

The Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge is an international competition that challenges and rewards truck drivers for their fuel-efficient driving skills.

The purpose is to increase awareness of the driver’s impact on fuel efficiency, safety and to cultivate consciousness towards the environment.

The winner of the Australian Drivers’ Fuel Challenge will go on to compete in an international Challenge in Gothenburg, Sweden, later this year.

Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2017 symbol with campaign decorative element.

This is how it works

Driving Progress is the philosophy that guides this programme. Volvo Trucks equip drivers with the best possible prerequisites to improve their fuel-efficient driving techniques and thereby the ability to excel in their profession and make a positive impact on both their businesses and the environment.

Contestants for the Volvo Trucks Australia competition will be identified by the results of each individual driver’s fuel efficiency score, in a series of local competitions around the country.

Volvo Trucks Australia have already identified State winners for NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria based upon their fuel efficiency score from the Dynafleet data.

These State winners have automatic entry into the Australian competition in July.

The Australian Competition

Contestants will drive a pre-selected Volvo truck* with I-Shift on a pre-defined route. They are accompanied by a Volvo Driver Trainer, who provides guidance along the way.

The winner is determined by a combination of safe driving, low fuel consumption and completing the route within an allotted time.

Fuel consumption is measured by Dynafleet, Volvo Trucks’ fleet management system, which captures information on truck performance and driving behaviour. Time is taken by a referee. The time starts when the engine is turned on and is measured until the engine is turned off.

To find out how you can improve your fuel efficiency, safety and environmental impact click here.