Industrial transportation today

Your route to easier operations

Power. Reliability. Operational efficiency. Just three of the assets that UD trucks bring to industrial transportation assignments.
Read on to find out more.

Quester

Famed for its endurance, New Quester is a versatile and agile workhorse that provides cost-efficient payback over the long-term. New Quester introduces ESCOT automated manual transmission (AMT). Automated gear shifting makes it easier to drive and more fuel efficient even for new drivers.

Croner

Croner is a flexible, efficient complement to the range. It features a clean, simple and comfortable cab environment, thus is ideally suited to industrial segment assignments.
Easily serviced and providing maximum uptime, it saves time and fuel on the road.

Bodybuilding

New Quester and Croner are designed to make superstructure installations easy.
Comprehensive and flexible bodybuilder preparations make them ideal to be adapted for the kind of assignments you need to be ready for.

                                          Rigid tank                                                The rigid tanks are used for water support to transfer liquids like lubricants, or for liquid waste disposal. 

                                          Cargo box                                                  For transporting and cargo-handling.

                                                                                                       Car carrier                                                                                                              Designed for the collection and transportation of cars.

High capacity payload possibilities

In today’s tough market, making simple changes to increase payload can lift your business to another level. Croner has a wide GVW offer in 12–18 tonnes to maximize your payload, while New Quester comes with an option of hub reduction on tandem axles, making heavy loads easier to handle in tough conditions.

Easy superstructure solutions

UD trucks for industrial segment are designed for a variety of superstructure installations. Comprehensive instructions, bodybuilder-friendly designs and specific chassis drawings allow them to be swiftly adapted for all assignments.

Track and trace telematics

UD Telematics provides you with full visibility of your vehicles for efficient fleet management.Tracking and tracing your vehicles has never been easier, thanks to the user friendly interface of the web portal and mobile app.These ensure that visibility of your fleet at your fingertips, even while on the move.

Guaranteed reliability

All trucks made by UD have the best of three worlds. A rich Japanese heritage, global sourcing of the highest quality components and developed with the full global resources of the Volvo Group. This means reliability and durability is guaranteed.

Longer service life

UD trucks make sense as a long-term business investment. Why? With New Quester and Croner in your fleet, you can look forward to a profitable life-cycle right through to the point of trade-in. The two trucks feature reliable engines combined with a first class selection of globally proven drive train components.

A winning formula for increased fuel efficiency

New Quester’s ESCOT & GH11E engine deliver high torque and pulling power at low RPMs, while a flat torque curve minimizes the need for gear changing. Meaning higher average speeds and lower fuel consumption in the long run.

Maximizing fuel efficiency

Croner, the new high torque GH5E and GH8E engines fitted with UD’s fuel coaching solutions and the optional automatic transmission gives every driver the tools to improve and maximize fuel efficiency.

Better driver performance

In the age where driver shortage is hitting hard, providing more pleasant surroundings can attract new talent. Allison automatic transmission and ESCOT automated manual transmission makes driving easier, while effective air-con and low interior noise contribute to a superior in-cab experience. An angled dashboard layout with a clear instrument panel and easy-to-reach switches mean that focus is totally on the job at hand. Clear driver information is also available via a larger information display.

 

Speed limiter

Croner is equipped with a road speed limiter which can be set to desired speeds through the instrument panel by the customer (password protected). This improves safety and reduces excess fuel consumption.

Quester and Croner models suitable for Industrial

Croner LKE

Axle Configuration

4x2

Engine

GH5E

Weight

GVW 12 - 14Ton

Transmission

6-speed MT; 6-speed AT

Power

180 - 240Hp

Torque

750; 825; 900

Braking System

Full air brake system; Automatic slack adjuster; ABS optional; Spring-based parking brakes; Exhaust brake system

Emission Control System (ECS)

Euro 3; Euro 4

Application

Cargo

A sustainable partnership

No matter the assignment, Industrial demands the best support network possible. UD Extra Mile Support keeps your trucks working for you.
Every hour, day or night.

A high-tech wireless communications system designed to help you manage your fleet effectively, keeping wheels turning while reducing operational costs.




UD Telematics

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We want to encourage new drivers to make a positive contribution to your operations. Our Driver Training program is designed to help build driver capability. Courses cover not only vehicle handover and operation, but also the best methods for fuel efficient and safe driving. Dedicated modules are available for long haul drivers.

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Two levels of service care is available: UD Trust Standard and UD Trust Ultimate. With these three levels, full transparency, no surprises with unplanned repair expenses and less administration are guaranteed.



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UD Genuine Service

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Expert Story

Naoki Kobayashi, Key Account & Regional Director of UD Trucks talks about what the All New Quon, New Quester and Croner bring to industrial segment assignments.

“We have a versatile product range for the industrial business.”

What are the key trends, opportunities and challenges for the industry moving forward? What is your outlook of the industry?

In emerging markets, many companies have started to consider safety, environment and societal issues. At the same time, businesses are experiencing a lack of drivers who are becoming overworked to meet the demands for freight transport. Traditionally, when there is a lack of drivers, businesses maximize their freight by loading more onto their trucks which becomes a safety concern. Increasingly many countries have enforced stricter weight regulations and driver compliance. These are challenges that we need to provide solutions for; the lack of drivers as well as secure higher uptime and payload to keep logistics moving, which is the lifeline of society.

How do our products meet the needs ofthe customers in markets today?

All New Quon, New Quester with ESCOT and Croner with Allison are the best partners for the industrial business. They are comfortable to drive in and thus ease driver’s fatigue.
Even if the driver is not experienced, they will be able to drive our trucks easily which will then secure more drivers in your fleet. As a result, this increases uptime. On top of providing better driving comfort, the introduction of automatic transmission will help to improve and standardize fuel efficiency across your fleet. In addition with New Quester, the overall vehicle weight has decreased by almost a tonne, which will help customers to maximize the payload as weight regulations have become stricter.

What makes our products optimal for our customers? What are some of the key features of these trucks (eg: Telematics, payload capacity) that make them suitable for our customers?
Service offerings such as the fuel coaching system and telematics will help to decrease operational cost by improving fuel-efficient driving. With these services, we can analyze the driving behaviour of each driver and together with the customer, we can improve the driving skills with optimal fuel-efficiency. In addition, through our vehicle handover process and driver training when delivering the trucks, customers will be informed of how to improve fuel efficiency within their fleet.

What do you see being most important to provide for customers (eg: aftersales support, UD Telematics)?
Highly skilled mechanics and technicians that provide quality services are important. In this globalized world, customers run their businesses in many countries and operate across borders. Within each country, these customers prioritize on time delivery in order to meet their global demand. UD trucks has operations in more than 60 countries with highly skilled mechanics who have been trained to provide high quality services to ensure that our customer’s business runs smoothly and maintains a high uptime."

Customer Success Story

  • Tamworth Car Carrying’s Director Mr. Les Sutton and New South Wales.
    Manager Mr. Lawrence Sampson confirm how All New Quon impresses them with reliability, driving comfort and much more. 

    “When I’m looking to buy a new truck, I like reliability”.