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TRUCK SPECIFICATION & DESIGN

DESIGN TRUCKS TO ACHIEVE BEST PRODUCTIVITY & HIGHEST RESALE VALUE

With multiple Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) bringing new technologies to market every year, configuring equipment has become complex and increasingly important to lowering fleet costs. Fleet Advantage specification experts work with you to design new trucks for maximum fuel efficiency, lowest maintenance cost and highest resale value. We utilize various OEM's to guarantee you the most competitive pricing.

Getting Started

  • We have National account support from several OEMs and use certified vendors to provide up-fitting of all required industry equipment
  • Our experts continuously monitor new products, components and performance results
  • We work with you to engineer and determine which technologies and configurations perform most efficiently for your operation
  • We help with purchase negotiations and streamline the delivery process

Other Benefits of Properly Specifified Trucks

  • Each 2% reduction in aerodynamic drag yields a 1% improvement in fuel economy
  • Decreasing speed by 1 mph yields a 0.1 MPG improvement (or ~$1,000 per year)
  • Direct drive yields a 2-3% fuel economy improvement versus overdrive
  • Gear down protection yields a 1-3% MPG improvement
  • Load based speed control can yield up to a 3% improvement in MPG
  • Every 10 psi of tire under-inflation reduces fuel economy by 1%
  • Every hour of idle time can decrease fuel economy by 1%

CASE STUDY

Fleet Reduced Total Operating Cost (TCO) by 20% with Continuous Savings from Truck Asset Management & Proper Specifications

Industry

Private Fleet - Food Service

Annual Revenue

Over $15 Billion

Fleet Size

1,000 Tractors & Trailers

Credit Rating

High Investment Grade


ENGAGEMENT OVERVIEW

  • Track current annual cost and projected annual cost
  • Enhanced client's truck specs and ECM configuration to improve fuel economy by 20%
  • Replaced 5 to 7 year-old equipment with new trucks under warranty
  • Utilized ATLAAS, reducing administrative expense at client HQ
  • Improved fuel economy by 1 MPG or ~$10,000 per year for each truck
  • Recommended an extension which included a third-party maintenance contract with guaranteed cost for the extension period

CONCLUSIONS

  • Re-trained client's drivers to master new truck technology and improve MPG by 6-8%
  • Detected a drop-in fuel economy on several occasions, dispatched a team of experts and immediately restored fuel economy by eliminating:
    • ECM tampering at a service location
    • Improper trailer placement increasing drag
    • Faulty ECM settings from OEM