Freightliner/ SelecTrucks Buyers Assurance has Expanded to 60 days.
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WHAT IS BUYER ’S ASSURANCE?
Used Freightliner Truck Fuel Economy
Fuel is one of your largest operating costs. Vehicle efficiency is determined by several factors, some that you cannot control and some that you can. No matter the cause of reduced fuel efficiency, it is a reality that appears on your balance sheet every month. Because Freightliner vehicles are aerodynamically designed, it is safe to assume that your fleet could experience improvements with our vehicles..
Even minor improvements in fuel economy result in significant savings. This is why we are willing to go the extra mile.
The industry continues to fluctuate so it is now more important than ever for many fleets to measure fuel economy out to the third decimal. The following is some of what you can expect from this Freightliner SelecTrucks dealer:
This volatile information is helping trucking fleets pinpoint and correct issues with equipment and drivers before seeing it at the bottom line. This is just one of many ways that SelecTrucks of Kansas City is helping fleets purchase and run proven used trucks.
Below we will discuss some of the unique features about Detroit Diesel / Mercedes-Benz products that may spark an interest about our used truck profit maximizing tools.
DETROIT DIESEL DATA PAGES:
This is a very simple report for anyone with in your fleet to pull, print, and store. It can be downloaded as frequent as you see fit. Detroit has a number of different ways to access this information. You can see this report on any vehicle that I have in stock with a Detroit or Mercedes Benz engine.
Quickly see Trip miles, trip fuel, idle percent, average speed, highest speed, % of cruise usage, % of top gear operation, and more....
A vehicle report that graphs ground speed and engine speed , in fleet defined intervals, as a % of trip time. Also shows which speed bands hard braking events occur in.
Advantage of Detroit Diesel’s DDEC® Data DDEC Data is a standard part of our
DDEC IV ECU. It utilizes available memory and processing speed, along with the
built-in, battery backed clock/calendar to document the performance of the
driver and vehicle.
Data storage is controlled by a set of user-defined parameters thatare easily
modified from the factory installed default settings by using DDEC Reports
Fuel Economy Incentive (FEI) Program
Not only does DDEC VI help you take care of your truck by preventing and troubleshooting problems and minimizing engine abuse, it helps you minimize your fuel costs. Because drivers have the biggest impact on fuel consumption, FEI software allows you to team up with your drivers to get the most miles per gallon.
This is quickly becoming a favorite of drivers and owners. The owner sets a fuel economy goal and a maximum vehicle speed. If the driver does not meet the goal, nothing changes. For every 1/10 mpg increase over the fleet fuel economy goal, maximum vehicle speed increases by an amount set by the owner. This is the best driver incentive/fleet management tool available anywhere.
This system is integrated into the Detroit Diesel and Mercedes-Benz diesel engines. It doesn't require constant monitoring as compared to other incentive programs that your fleet may have in place. It is a set it and let it work feature.
The way it works is relatively simple. You the fleet manager / fleet owner determine a list of problems that are chipping away at your bottom line. Here are three issues that Fuel Economy Incentive may help correct:
By utilizing our premium used trucks with Detroit Diesel or Mercedes-Benz engines you could set the Fuel Economy Incentive to work for you.
The quick explanation is we work with you in determining the correct settings for your baseline. For illustration purposes only I will make some assumptions.
The fleet average is 6.0 m.p.g. and you could see large dividends by increasing your fleet average to 6.5 m.p.g.
Your drivers are not satisfied with 67 m.p.h.
You could propose a possible solution where each party assumes risk and rewards. We know that your best chance at fuel economy is achieved at or below speeds of 65 m.p.h. (This has to do with the amount of energy it takes to propel any object past the 65 m.p.h threshold)
You could explain to the drivers that they will loose 2 m.p.h. in order to keep the fleet financially healthy, but if they could increase the economy to the goal of 6.5 m.p.g. the speed will automatically be increased to 70 m.p.h. therefore propelling the equipment 3 m.p.h. faster than originally set. If the vehicle fuel economy drops then the road speed would be automatically reduced to 65 m.p.h. again.
The attractive side to this incentive is it doesn't require administrative staff to monitor and disburse the incentive. Once it is set up it is fully automated. Drivers like speed for various reasons. In theory once a few of the drivers are able to achieve it then the others may take more initiative to reduce fuel consumption by idling the truck only when necessary or improve other driving habits to promote better fuel economy.
This feature works well with the Fuel Economy Incentive, motioned above. PasSmart allows a driver to have a second vehicle speed limit (VSL) above the normal VSL to assist while passing other vehicles on the highway. This second VSL is programmed for a limited duration during a given time period.
This is helpful for drivers that run slower operating speeds.
Many of our quality used commercial Freightliner trucks was
spec'd with an innovative idle reduction system known to the industry as
"Optimized Idle". Optimized Idle with DDEC III/IV reduces engine idle time by
running the engine only when required. Optimized Idle automatically stops and
restarts the engine to accomplish the following:
Cost Savings Through Idle Reduction
The one thing more attractive than our commercial trucks is our commercial truck Financing!
If you’re looking for a performance-proven used truck, visit the Center that gives you plenty of selection and finance options. At SelecTrucks of Kansas City, we’re proud to offer a variety of commercial truck financing plans. Our team will work with you to find the used commercial truck and the payment plan that fits your needs. Plus, we’re part of the nation’s largest used truck network, so if you don't see the used Freightliner truck you want on our lot, we can get it for you. Whether you’re ready to buy or lease, your most attractive options are waiting for you at SelecTrucks of Kansas City