Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2018

Driving a heavy vehicle requires skills, but fuel-efficient driving is an art form. Only the most competent and fuel-efficient drivers will make it all the way to the grand final in Sweden, home of Volvo Trucks.

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.

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.

The World Final

The World Final of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home of Volvo Trucks, on 13–14 September, 2018. Here, the best drivers from around the world will meet and demonstrate their world-class skills – competing for the World Champion title. This exciting 2-day event of skills, precision and fun will be held at the Volvo Trucks Experience Center. Participants can look forward to a lot of inspiring activities, seminars and of course the climax of the competition – the official awards ceremony where the winners of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018 will be announced, followed by a big celebration party.


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