National Fleet Manager - Volvo Trucks

Time in the industry goes a long way when you’re talking trucks and Volvo National Fleet Account Manager, Scott Robinson, definitely ticks that box. Scott is responsible for looking after some of New Zealand’s largest transport and logistics businesses and fittingly was a milk tanker driver for one of his key customers early in his career.

Scott grew up as a rural boy in a trucking family and has been in and around trucks and machinery from a very young age. After gaining his HV licence at 18 years old, Scott started working for contracting companies carting winter crops, stock feed and farm equipment. At 20 years old he became a milk tanker driver and, after driving for six years, progressed to become a driver trainer before going on to manage a team of trainers.

Carrying a moving load, whether it is liquid or livestock, demands a different driving style to smoothly counteract lateral forces while braking and cornering.  It is Scott’s mechanical knowledge and his wider understanding of applications across the transport sector that translate into real value for fleet customers. “I work with my customers to deliver business solutions not just trucks.”

“Nearly 20 years associated with the brand, applications, specifications and familiarity with any potential issues enables me to support our Volvo team to add value,” said Scott. “Over 80% of trucks we sell are custom made.  We put together specific packages for customers based on their individual needs encompassing weights, loads, driving patterns and routes.  All that information goes into developing a careful recommendation for customers to consider.

“Volvo Trucks have world class features, an outstanding transmission and drive train, industry-leading safety and comfort features — and great people on the team.”