At UD Trucks our customers’ success is at the centre of everything that we do. And with that comes a strong responsibility for your business’ profitability. This is why we’ve developed tools, services and – not the least, products –to make it as easy as possible to stay ahead of the game.We want to be your best business partner. Total cost ofownership (TCO) helps you to understand your overall operating cost. It is a calculation we undertake at UD Trucks to identify how much it costs to run your fleet and how to minimize it. Making sense of your TCO helps you to optimize every detail. All to make you and your business as efficient as possible.
Understanding your costs
In order to optimize the actual use of the trucks in your fleet, connectivity is one of the first things to study. UD Telematics Services provides you with data to help you understand the main factors influencing the TCO of your fleet; fuel consumption, driver performance and maintenance fees – so that areas for improvement can be easily identified. Ensuring your drivers reach their full potential through our training programs is an excellent way to make your operation more efficient as trained drivers better contribute to productivity and fuel efficiency.
At UD Trucks, we define TCO as the cost of owning and operating a truck. Cost of ownership includes: depreciation, interest, insurance, purchase price, residual value, tax, fuel consumption, driver cost, preventative maintenance and repairs.
At UD Trucks, we rely on our expertise to find the very best solutions to the many challenges our customers face. We supply a number of tools and services to help you optimize your total cost of ownership.
Increased profitability with UD Telematics Services
UD Telematics is a high-tech wireless communications system that helps manage your fleet towards greater productivity by keeping it on the road longer while reducing running costs. The UD Telematics mobile app makes 24/7 fleet management even more convenient.
Lower operating costs with ESCOT
ESCOT automated manual transmission (AMT) and the GH11E engine are winning formulas for increased fuel efficiency. Automated gear shifting makes trucks equipped with ESCOT easier to drive and more fuel efficient even for new drivers.
Aerodynamic cab design
Our cabs are aerodynamically designed to minimize drag which results in increased fuel efficiency, lowering overall operating costs.
They are tested to their limits in order to provide maximum durability. Strong and reliable Japanese quality components guarantee a long life of productive uptime as well as longer intervals between servicing.
Detailed, free-of-charge service planning helps you reduce workshop visits, optimizes service intervals and lessens maintenance needs – for maximum uptime and increased profitability.
Our training programs are designed to help build driver capability. A skilled driver uses less fuel, minimizes wear on the truck and is an investment in the overall longevity of your business.
Top-quality Genuine Parts
UD Genuine Parts are purpose -built for our trucks and are tailored specifically to each truck to supply you with maximum reliability, durability and long-life performance. They are rigorously tested to help you maintain performance and productivity.
UD Financial Services understands the transport industry and your business better than any other financier. We offer you customized solutions, including finance, insurance and maintenance options, be it for a single unit or an entire fleet, new or used, throughout your business cycle.
Our trucks are designed for maximized operational productivity. The powerful driveline, combined with a lighter tare weight makes it possible to transport more cargo over longer distances which in the end, boosts your bottom line.
The calculation of total cost of ownership helps to maximize profitability and productivity. It’ll also help increase your overall profitability by highlighting areas of improvement. At UD Trucks, we are committed to provide you with a fulfilling ownership experience as well as a partnership that builds your business long-term, in the most efficient way possible.
The total cost of ownership calculation factors in a number of parameters:
A UD customer runs refrigerated wares along the east coast of Australia. The customer's fleet comprises of 60 trucks and 150 trailers. The company employs 80 drivers. Business was good, but there was definite room for improvement.