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Volvo's new trucks to meet the förarbristen

in both the trucking and bus companies in Sweden have a problem to find a driver that is well known, however, that this is also a problem internationally, is li

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Volvo's new trucks to meet the förarbristen

in both the trucking and bus companies in Sweden have a problem to find a driver that is well known, however, that this is also a problem internationally, is likely to be less well-known. At the same time, the working environment of the modern day trucks are more of the classes higher than it was just twenty years ago.

the addition of four new heavy-duty truck – the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX – claim of the manufacturer that is at the absolute top of what the industry can offer, both in terms of comfort, economy, functionality, safety, and the eternal quest for low emissions.

for A motivated driver, this is a significant advantage for the companies. The truck to be ergonomically fit to the men and women of all sizes and shapes. They are supposed to be quiet, comfortable, have good performance and be fun to use. In this way, we are helping fleet operators to retain and attract the best drivers, " says Susanne Frödin, public relations and corporate communications at Volvo Truck corporation, Sweden.

Slide 1 of 3 : the Driver is in the workplace, in the cab of a Volvo FMX. Photo: Volvo Truck corporation; and Slide 2 of 3 fyraxlad Volvo FMX in a rough environment. Photo: Volvo Truck corporation; and Slide 3 of 3 , the Volvo FM truck with an attached trailer. Photo credit: Volvo Trucks (Slide
According to Tya, Transportfackens work and arbetsmiljönämnd, it will only to be missing the 50,000 drivers over the next 10 years. In Germany, the expected 40 per cent of all commercial drivers to retire over the next 10 to 15 years. The data says that, in Brazil, even at the present time need 100,000 new drivers.

at present, around 10 per cent of the lastbilsparken unused and declared by the förarbrist. In a study of an indian non-profit organization "Save Life" Foundation, was recently developed showing that 53 per cent of the truck drivers in the top ten of large cities – among them New Delhi and Mumbai – did not feel comfortable on the job.

It's not about the vehicles, because of the long working hours, irregular income, lack of a social safety net, and the harassment by the police, reports the Times of India.

During a one month period in the last year, one of our indian customers, and 20% of the lastbilsflotta a standstill due to a lack of drivers. One factor is that the profession has undeserved low status." We are trying to raise the status of the profession, stressing to the driver's key, the role and training of the driver in matters related to safety and the environment, "says Jonas Nilsson, head of Volvo Trucks' sales in India.

with the launch of the new vehicles are intended for regional and long-distance transport, which is not a revolution. There are a total of internal-combustion engines in the range. In Sweden and in many other markets, however, both the Volvo FH and the Volvo FM is available with a Euro 6-compliant gas-powered liquefied natural gas engine that has the fuel efficiency and performance is in line with Volvo's equivalent to the diesel engines, but with a much lower carbon footprint.

Volvo's four, from left to right, FM, FH, FH16 and the FMX. Photo: Volvo Truck corporation

" It's going to be a need for several types of alternative drive trains, as there is no one solution for all modes of transportation. Volvo is working hard to develop efficient drive trains that can be operated by, for example, electricity, natural gas, and also fossil-free diesel of which HVO, " says Susanne Frödin.

and Then, a year or so back the driver of the Volvo, in cooperation with the city, and a couple of trucking activities, with a number of the Volvo FL, the electric-powered delivery vans. Local driving is in the city center, is a pure electric vehicle a viable alternative.

the Jonas Fröberg: This is one of Sweden's largest klimathyckleri.

Hans Strandberg: AB Volvo (publ), has the power to both accelerate and slow down.

the Volvo is delivering the rock-solid reporting increases in the dividend.

Volvo's electric-powered trucks, to face up to reality.

as Volvo and Scania on the objectives of the Society will have to follow with a support and charging infrastructure.

Jacques Wallner: What should be running on our merchandise?

Förarbrist to threaten the transportation of the truck.

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