General cargo today

Why UD Trucks for general cargo?

General Cargo

Going the distance

Successful distribution means handling tough requirements on a daily basis. Getting the best out of every truck in your fleet is key. With UD trucks, heavier loads can now be carried on vehicles with more cab space. A win-win for any forward-looking business.

UD Trucks General cargo segment

UD Trucks General cargo segment

Quester and Croner models suitable for General Cargo

Croner LKE

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Axle Configuration

4x2

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Engine

GH5E

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Weight

GVW 12 - 14Ton

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Transmission

6-speed MT; 6-speed AT

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Power

180 - 240Hp

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Torque

750; 825; 900

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Braking System

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

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Emission Control System (ECS)

Euro 3; Euro 4

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Application

Cargo

Delivering the perfect partnership

Working with any kind of distribution requires the best support network possible. UD Extra Mile Support keeps your trucks working for you. Every hour, day or night.

UD Telematics

UD Telematics Services

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

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UD Trust

UD Trust

Three levels of service care are available: UD Trust Standard, UD Trust Extra 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 Road Support

UD Road Support

A fast and efficient UD Road Support team provide repair services at your convenience to get you back on the road as fast as possible. Anytime.

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Expert stories

General Cargo Story

“Tough working conditions call for an easy and comfortable truck.”

Masami Ozono, product strategy and management at UD Trucks, talks about what makes the Croner ideal for the general cargo segment.

How do you define general cargo?

“We define general cargo as goods that can be carried by a delivery van. This is mainly daily commodity foods and electrical appliances – necessary things for people’s lives to function on a daily basis. Items such as food and electric appliances need to be handled carefully in transit.”

Which goods and services are UD Trucks focusing on in the segment?

“The recently growing e-commerce market is important. This can be small items that must be delivered to many different destinations within a limited timeslot.

The driver’s job is to deliver goods not only from A to B but also from A to 100 different destinations. These tough working conditions mean that operating an easy and comfortable truck becomes more important. Those drivers need their cab to function like an office, to be able to take care of their paperwork.”

Which elements make the Croner essential for general cargo transportation?

“ATM and air suspension are very important when transporting sensitive goods. ATM is particularly essential for city delivery vans. The larger cab space and fulfilling equipment supports drivers working environment".

What new benefits does the new Croner 6×2 offer to customers in the segment?

“Productivity is key. The combination of an MDT base light chassis, simple air suspension and tag axle creates a lightweight solution on which more weight and volume can be carried.”

UD Trucks General cargo segment

UD Trucks General cargo segment

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.