UD Trucks General cargo segment

New Quester

Smart, comfortable and more fuel efficient than ever. New Quester is an excellent fit for distribution. ESCOT automated manual transmission means all drivers save fuel, while optimized tare weight means more can be carried. The result is a more productive working day on the move.

UD Trucks General cargo segment

UD Trucks General cargo segment

UD Trucks General cargo segment

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Expert Story

Toshi Odawara, Vice President, UD Trucks Quester Product Line talks about New Quester’s evolution as a distribution truck.

"Providing smart, efficient goods transport, New Quester is a versatile and profitable truck."

What kind of demands or current trends within general cargo are most important to customers?

Distributing various goods to core cities, logistics hub warehouses and retail networks is a foundation of a stable supply chain to our society and various industries. Fleet owners face the challenge of making sure the truck load is optimized and can make multiple trips as much as possible.

They must also manage their schedule according to delivery needs and of course make sure trucks are well maintained to keep on working. It is a tough working environment for drivers. They have a task to focus on time delivery, making sure the goods are not damaged, focusing on safety and fuel efficient driving.

Which qualities does New Quester bring to the general cargo segment?
First of all, we have to consider more payload efficiency on New Quester, bringing lighter weight chassis and driveline without compromising the durability, to make sure New Quester can carry more. Another point is to make the truck easy and safe to drive for all drivers.  

We have added ESCOT Automated Manual Transmission and full automatic transmission Allison as an option for all models. Depending on customer operation, we have a good driveline to support, especially when fleet owners face various kinds of driver characteristics.

With automatic gear boxes, any driver can perform great. There is no need for extensive training. Imagine how many shifts a driver using a manual gearbox needs to do in an average day. AMT will reduce this stress, so that more focus can be on other important tasks.

Is it easy to underestimate the importance of driver comfort to successful operations?
Driver comfort is key to greater productivity. Drivers need the space to live and work for long spells on the road, regardless of the distances they cover.In this case, cabs are a second home. Fleet owners now are more conscious of having to focus on providing a comfortable working environment for their drivers. It gets results.With powerful driveline, reliability and durability as its base, New Quester then features real heavy duty cab with both high roof and standard roof, ESCOT fuel efficiency and optimized lower tare weight. These qualities add up to make it a versatile and profitable truck for any purpose. The aim is to create a truck that can be profitable for all drivers.

Which UD services with New Quester can be of particular value to distribution businesses?
UD Telematics which comes as standard will provide information to support fleet owners such as location of the vehicle, fuel consumption and driver behaviour.  Geofencing will also maximize trip time and ensure the drivers are on the correct route. It is essential to support fleet owners in maximizing trip time and carrying proper loads, so that they can create trust with their business partners, providing peace of mind.