Ecolution by Scania Is Helping Leading British Supermarket Chain Asda Deliver on Its Promise of Low Prices for Customers

Supermarket chain Asda has been offering low prices to British consumers for decades. The relationship between Asda and Scania has been a long standing one. The most recent development is focusing on maximising efficiency in all aspects of operation while minimising the cost.

The most recent development in the relationship came last year when Asda introduced 42 Ecolution by Scania trucks into service. These vehicles were part of an order for 187 tractor units to be shared among Asdas primary network, retail distribution and petroleum fleets.

The Ecolution by Scania programme is a service which focuses on helping operators achieves the very best possible transport economy and operational efficiency from their fleets. Ecolution by Scania has been proven to deliver considerable operational savings.

The Programme covers four main areas:

·                     Optimised vehicle specification: Scania works alongside operators to ensure that the vehicles and options specified are optimised for the transport task at hand.

·                     Driver training: Maximum efficiency relies greatly upon driver-performance. The programme of driver development delivered by Scanias in-house team of driver trainers focuses on enhancing driver’s skills.

·                     Driver coaching: In-Cab Scania Driver support system helps to regulate performance reviews, where fuel usage data and driving style information captured by Scania Communicator telematics system is discussed with drivers on a one-to-one basis.

·                     Maintenance: A maintenance regime takes a holistic view to ensure that every part of the vehicle is operating to its full potential.

Contract Manager Graham Brookes said

"We have long recognised that achieving the best possible operating economy is not just about the truck. Driver performance, for example is another key influencer and in common with many other operators we have long run our own driver development programmes. But today, even that isn’t enough. You have to take a holistic view, putting every aspect of the operation under the microscope and eking out improvements wherever you can".