Volvo Trucks and Delhivery have joined hands to test and deploy an articulated FM 4x2 with an aim to address challenges of speedy delivery under express operations
Volvo Trucks has announced its partnership with logistics provider Delhivery to custom built solutions that will enhance the efficiency of the Express cargo movement. Volvo will work towards better solutions that will render faster turn-around time, higher uptime of the trucks, safer and comfortable trucks that will enable the driver deliver increased productivity. The company claims that the tractor trailers will be delivering efficiency and productivity that will be more than double compared to the current range of tractors in the India.
Volvo FM 4x2 offers a comfortable cabin along with a clutch-free driveline that enables effortlessly driving for about 20 hours with a set of drivers. Telematics ensures that exhaustive data is captured, analysed and correction happens through out the trucks journey. The reduced delivery time helps customers to fulfil their business goal of delivery to their customers in the shortest possible time, substantially reducing order cancellations. With this customized design solution, Delhivery and Volvo have come together to test and deploy in India, an articulated solution for express operations, that address the critical challenges of speed and cost of services.
Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, said thanks to the clarifications from MORTH we can use Interchangeablity on trailers which can further accelerate higher productivity by up to 20%.
Sahil Barua, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Delhivery, said partnership with Volvo and the first deployment of Tractor-Trailers in Express Trucking is a significant step towards "Getting Future Ready".
Per-Erik Lindstrom, Senior Vice President - Volvo Trucks International said the company will continue to lead innovations in products and services thereby raising the bar further.
Delhivery today operates one of the largest surface fleet networks in the country across 17,500+ pin codes and 2300+ cities, towns, and villages every day. Its trucks cover over 500,000 Km across the country daily.
The new fleet was inducted into Delhivery’s operations towards the end of 2019 and has operated successfully on long haul lanes for the past 9 months. This fleet covers over 20,000 Km per vehicle.