Volvo Trucks North America rolled out a new connected technology tool for its dealers to help fleet customers maximize both fuel efficiency and vehicle productivity. The Connected Vehicle Analytics (CVA) tool collects real-world data from fleet operations — including current truck configurations, daily routes, average speed, and fuel efficiency — to enable dealers to recommend the ideal configurations for a customer’s new Class 8 truck purchase, tailored to their specific operations. The tool was introduced this week at ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2023 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida.

“Working in close collaboration with our dealer partners, Volvo Trucks is committed to helping customers log more miles using less fuel. The CVA tool includes a robust dashboard where dealers can monitor how fleet customers are operating their Volvo trucks and where there are opportunities to optimize their efficiency and productivity by enhanced spec’ing,” said Johan Agebrand, director, product marketing, Volvo Trucks North America. “This new way of dealers working with aggregated, real operational data to provide insights is a prime example of how Volvo Trucks continually develops tools to better support customers in their journey to improve fuel efficiency and productivity, enabling them to reduce costs and emissions in order to meet their sustainability goals.”

Using Volvo Trucks’ CVA tool, dealers can gain quantitative insights into how a customer’s fleet is operating and what updates and changes can be made in the specifications when investing in their new trucks to improve both operations and the total cost of ownership. Data is provided on a wide range of information that can affect the fuel efficiency and productivity of a vehicle, including:

  • Specific route details (e.g., latitude and longitude for some stops and average speed)
  • Vehicle attributes (e.g., truck model, axle configuration)
  • Fuel efficiency

Dealers can also access an anonymized pool of vehicles to benchmark how their customer’s fleet is performing compared to other similarly spec’d vehicles. Fleet operators interested in utilizing the CVA tool to evaluate fleet performance, fuel efficiency and ideal vehicle configurations can work with their local sales representatives at Volvo Trucks dealerships throughout North America.

To learn more about Volvo Trucks North America and read about the latest technological innovations and vehicle deployments, visit the company website.

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CAPTION: Volvo Trucks North America new Connected Vehicle Analytics (CVA) tool collects real-word data from a customers’ fleet operations to allow dealers to help fleet customers maximize both fuel efficiency and vehicle productivity as well as determine ideal vehicle configuration, tailored for their specific operations.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.