S S Chhatwal & Co. is a long standing patron of Volvo Trucks, engaged in transportation of overburden material. Today they have a fleet of 28 tippers that are operational.
“We were experiencing high fuel consumption and in October 2018 at a level of 0.60 kmpl and the team at Volvo Trucks engaged with us explaining the features and benefits of Dynafleet. We agreed on activating the telematics feature on the first 10 Tippers and a team consisting of a Driver Trainer and Assistant Engineer, got down to track the actual working conditions of each vehicle. The weekly reports were an eye-opener and showed us that corrections needed to be made in our operating systems, and using these reports the loading point and haul road were improved, an uncalibrated fuel dispensing unit was replaced and a refresher driver training was conducted. These corrections lead to a result of the fuel efficiency improving to 0.88 kmpl, which eventually translates into profitability for us. We chose Volvo Trucks machines because they not only offer excellent performance, but they are also backed up by these value-added services and reliable aftermarket support. We are confident that these Volvo Trucks will remain reliable throughout the 4.5-5 years mining project and help us maximize productivity while at it.”
- Sarabjeet Singh Chhatwal, Managing Director, S S Chhatwal & Co.
‘I can see enormous potential in using Dynafleet’. We live in a world where we struggle to make the most of our time, find the right information and work effectively. The shift to digitalisations has enabled us to sit back, and monitor our business operations at a single glance. Me & my team get to access our fleet and fuel information instantly, compare your drivers’ fuel scores in seconds and make important decisions on the move. He also added “as the fuel consumption can be monitored on a day-to-day basis, it has helped greatly while filing tenders, because with manual filing the actual fuel efficiency can never be measured accurately”.
- Mr. V R Ramu, Director, Chennai Radha Engineering Works (P) Ltd
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“Our organisation structure and deliverable was almost perfect, until one day our team took part in the Volvo Trucks Fuelwatch competition in the year 2017. The driver came in second from last and that left us appalled and it was a wakeup call. We were advised to activate the Dynafleet App, to help us monitor the performance at site and also the driving habits of the drivers. As a first step, we immediately did the same, and also actioned a few other things on the side. Second being, having our own set of Driver Trainers who are trained by Volvo, worked together with every single driver at the site for a period of 2 years and the fuel efficiency improved by 0.2 kmpl to 0.3 kmpl, which translates into 25% saving. With Dynafleet we are even able to assess the performance at various sites and it helps to align the low performing sites with the high performing ones with corrective measures”.
- Mr. Sarup Agarwal, Vice President, Ambey Mining Pvt. Ltd.
We bought 2 coal tippers, but never really managed to get the best out of them. We had a discussion with the Volvo team in Singrauli. The Area Manager came up with a new SOP. The Dynafleet tool was activated and the teams worked closely with us on specific parameters like Driver Training, Haul Road Maintenance, Loading and Unloading etc. With Dynafleet reports enabled us to take corrective actions. The fuel efficiency went up to 1.3 kmpl from 0.95 kmpl which was an increase of 37%. We also noticed a commendable increase in the uptime. The vehicles were available at all times. In the past we did 1039 trips per day, and now we do 1299 trips per day. Dynafleet has helped us understand the Volvo performance and we have gone ahead and added 5 more Volvo Tippers to our fleet.”
- Mr. Sanjay Khemka - Managing Director, Sanjay Udyog Pvt. Ltd.