Volvo truck drivers get improved loading controls 05 December 2012
Volvo Trucks has developed Work Remote – a wireless remote control device that, according to the Swedes, streamlines truck loading and unloading.
Volvo says its new tool makes it possible to control everything – from raising and lowering of the truck's air suspension system to kneeling the vehicle, activating the power take-off, regulating engine revs, switching off the engine and locking the truck.
And Christer Pehrson, business manager at Volvo Trucks, says that extra controls – fitted in the instrument panel, via a Volvo accessory module – can also be linked to the remote, covering, for example, a crane or pumps.
"For a haulage firm, it is important to have high productivity, which is all about transporting freight from point A to B in the safest and most efficient way possible," comments Pehrson – adding that this includes loading and unloading.
"With the remote control, the driver can immediately see the indicated load weight and its distribution across the axles of both the truck and trailer," he continues.
"In other words, the driver has all the necessary information in his or her pocket, instead of having to run back and forth."
Volvo Group UK Ltd
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