Tatu has several years of experience as a truck driver and is currently working with driver development at Volvo Trucks. His job is to ensure the driver trainers at Volvo Trucks know how to drive a truck as safely and efficiently as possible. And in the end, enabling customers, who learn from the trainers, to make the most of their truck’s technology.
I have often been asked what my blue print of a truck driver would be like. It’s a tough question, as there are many qualities you need to have to be a great driver. But one thing I do know is that now more than ever, being as fuel efficient as possible is something a blue print truck driver would happily embrace.
The driver can do many things to reduce fuel consumption. The international winner of Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018, Piotr Krahel, is a living proof of that. I met him to discuss how you become a champion driver when it comes to fuel efficiency.
There are many ways to motivate a driver to save fuel, but in my opinion there is one simple – yet essential – requirement: trust. A driver who feels respected for what they do, who feels like they belong and enjoys working for their company will work hard to drive fuel efficiently and contribute to his or her …