Volvo, the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer nominated for the prestigious award, offers Remote Diagnostics as a standard feature on all Volvo-powered Volvo trucks in North America.
Volvo edged out seven leading technology companies to win the award, presented during the Telematics Update annual conference and exhibition in Detroit. Telematics Update’s Detroit conference and exhibition is the largest, most prominent global commercial telematics industry event.
“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the premier telematics award for commercial vehicles,” said Conal Deedy, Volvo Trucks product manager, communications and electronics. “This award is a testament to Volvo’s commitment to helping improve the way motor carriers address vehicle service needs. It also validates what we have been hearing from our customers – that Remote Diagnostics provides a valuable, user-friendly service that helps maximize vehicle uptime.”
Volvo has delivered more than 12,000 trucks equipped with Remote Diagnostics, which monitors a set of critical fault codes and delivers detailed information about the severity of the issue in real-time to the customer. This information helps customers make more informed decisions based on the urgency of a service issue.
Remote Diagnostics is proven to enhance repair accuracy and efficiency, reducing the average diagnostic time at a service location by 71 percent and lowering the average time of repair by 25 percent. The service helps improve parts availability and provides technicians at the repairing dealer with easy-to-read repair instructions before the truck arrives for service.
Volvo Trucks was previously recognized by Global growth company Frost & Sullivan, who presented Remote Diagnostics with the 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance. Remote Diagnostics also received the 2012 Volvo Group Internal Quality Award for improving the quality of vehicle ownership through active use of connected vehicle data. The annual award spotlights Volvo Group’s focus on quality as a core value.
Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks’ proactive diagnostic and repair planning service, was named Best Telematics Service or Solution for Commercial Vehicles by a panel of industry judges at the 10th annual Telematics Update Awards in Detroit. Volvo, the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer nominated for the prestigious award, offers Remote Diagnostics as a standard feature on all Volvo-powered Volvo trucks in North America.
Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $45 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.
June 19, 2013