Volvo Trucks India delivers 325th tractor-trailer to Delhivery, gets letter of intent for 200 more

Integrated logistics services provider Delhivery gives Letter of Intent for 200 more FM 420 4x2 tractor-trailers, which will expand its Volvo Trucks fleet to over 500 units.

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Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles, has delivered its 325th tractor-trailer to Delhivery Ltd, India’s largest fully-integrated logistics services provider, for express and B2B logistics operations. Roger Alm, EVP of Volvo Group and President of Volvo Trucks, handed over the key of the 325th Volvo FM 4x2 tractor to Sahil Barua, MD and CEO of Delhivery and Ajith Pai, Chief Operating Officer, Delhivery in Bangalore on April 26, 2023.

Volvo Trucks and Delhivery partnered in 2019 when the first FM 4x2 tractor-trailer solution was introduced for express cargo logistics. Since then, according to the company, the Volvo FM 420 4x2 tractor-trailer solution for express logistics has been clocking up to 25,000km a month with exceptional uptime. 

Commercial trials for Liquified Natural Gas Tractor Trailer solutions have also been ongoing since September 2022 on select routes, and the results so far look very promising, with improved fuel efficiency as well as reduced emissions.

“Proud to see the progress so far, and congratulations to Delhivery on this important milestone. Look forward to jointly driving more sustainable transport solutions in India, bringing the best of global expertise where Volvo Trucks is leading the transformation,” said Roger Alm, President- Volvo Trucks Corporation.

Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles, said, “We started the partnership journey four years ago, and I am proud to see Delhivery and Volvo Trucks drive the change in the industry by introducing the most innovative solutions. This is in line with the vision of the Government of India as laid out in the National Logistics Policy and is a significant milestone in Volvo Trucks' journey in the long-haul segment in India.”

Sahil Barua, MD and CEO, Delhivery, added, “These tractor-trailers are critical to our mid-mile strategy and go a long way in making our network highly efficient and more sustainable. Since the start of our partnership with Volvo, we have scaled up the salience of these tractor-trailers within our network. We are excited about the future of this partnership and the rollout of newer platforms such as LNG and electric trucks.”

Mr Dinakar, EVP, Volvo Trucks India, said, “We are happy to have partnered with Delhivery to drive efficiency and productivity in the express logistics segment. Turnaround time, efficiency, and driver productivity are the key to being successful in this segment. Our FM 4x2 tractor-trailer solution, backed by world-class support services including customised driver training programs, enabled to improve overall operational efficiencies and grow the business together.” 

“We are pleased to receive a Letter of Intent for 200 more units for upcoming requirements at Delhivery, and this would take the overall Volvo Trucks fleet in Delhivery operations to 500-plus units,” concluded Jonas Nilsson, Vice President India & Indonesia, Volvo Trucks International.

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