Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Fuel first for Maxi


Maxi Haulage has become the first UK company to reach a formal agreement on a commitment to use Volvo Trucks Fuel Management Service (FMS).

The service is a five step programme designed to help reduce costs through lower fuel consumption via jointly agreed measurable and achievable savings.  The five steps include a fuel management audit, driver development planning, performance monitoring and training of a customer fuel management coach.

The programme is underway at the Maxi’s Wrexham depot where Volvo’s Dynafleet telematics system has been installed in a mixed fleet of 21 trucks.

Maxi’s managing director Alan Miles said: “FMS is about helping drivers to change their behaviour. It also focuses on safety and should also reduce damage.”

He also reckons that that FMS could cut insurance costs. The advanced fuel economy component of Volvo’s driver development programme – which forms part of FMS – will also provide seven hours towards Maxi drivers’ CPC requirement.