India’s largest logistic company Delhivery has partnered Volvo trucks to test and deploy a new transport solution for speedy delivery. The solution aims to ensure express operations and be cost-efficient.

Delhivery plans to deploy Volvo’s FM 4×2, a tractor-trailer combination, especially curated for express cargo. The Gurugram-based startup hopes to achieve faster turnaround time, expand its fleet and increase productivity.

“We are building some of India’s largest trucking terminals at key locations in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, while expanding and upgrading our own fleet and bringing in more partner fleets. Our partnership with Volvo and the first deployment of tractor-trailers in express trucking is a significant step towards getting future-ready.”

said Sahil Barua, CEO and co-founder of Delhivery

These trucks are already running in Europe and will be custom-built for India. These custom-built trucks will enhance the efficiency of express cargo movement through trailers of higher capacities. Also, Volvo Trucks has claimed these trucks can maintain an average running of over 20 hours a day and 3,00,000 km in a year.

The custom-built solutions will ensure a cost-effective logistic service. The faster turnaround time, higher uptime of the trucks, safer and comfortable trucks will enable the driver deliver increased productivity.

“Telematics ensures that exhaustive data is captured, analysed and correction happens through out the trucks journey. We are building a vital link in the logistic chain. We have seen productivity improving up to 20 percent.”

said Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles.

VE Commercial Vehicles is a joint venture between Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, which manages Volvo Trucks India.

Delhivery is an Indian supply chain service provider encompassing over 18,000 PIN Codes in India. Founded in 2011 by Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, Suraj Saharan, and Kapil Bharati, it is India’s largest B2B & C2C logistic courier service provider. It also provides service to India’s largest e-commerce companies and leading enterprises.

Logistics in India

India has been adopting the high truck standards of the rest of the world for its logistics and transportation services. India is steadily shifting towards high performance and higher capacity tractor trailer concept. Delhivery has a great opportunity in the logistics sector post the Covid-19 pandemic. The demand in e-commerce services had seen a huge rise during the lockdown and the trend is set to continue. Amazon recently claimed to have made over 200 crorepatis during its Amazon Prime Sale. Most of their suppliers were from Tier 2-3 cities, and better logistics and transportation will only boost the business for everyone involved.

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