Dimensioning of the truck and trailer combination is the single most important mechanical component of any transport system
It can be easy to overlook the criticality of having the right equipment setup for the job
Dimensioning of the truck and trailer combination is the single most important mechanical component of any transport system.
An optimally specified setup impacts payload, fuel and tire consumption, ease of integration with loading and unloading, speed and a host of other performance items. A properly dimensioned and specified fleet setup stabilizes and reduces the total cost of the operation.
At LOTS we work with a wide range of industries and businesses across the globe. It is not uncommon to find large savings opportunities through changes to the truck and trailer arrangement. From a global perspective we can consider best practices when it comes to axle-setup, trailer design, and tractor specification among other technical parameters.
cost saving upwards of 10 % from correct fleet management alone
Having a properly dimensioned and designed truck and trailer fleet is critical, as is the management of the upkeep and maintenance of said fleet. By monitoring the equipment’s health and leveraging the data generated from current-generation vehicles, maintenance and repair work can effectively be shifted from reactive to proactive. From having fixed maintenance schedules to management based on the actual vehicle condition. From unnecessary loss of capacity driven by either too little or too much time spent in the workshop, to getting more out of each truck.
Our experience shows that companies managing the above aspects correctly have a lot to gain; we can usually help our customers realize a cost saving of upwards of 10 % from correct fleet management alone.
Let us help you find the best possible equipment solution
At LOTS we can own, maintain and operate the fleet on your behalf allowing you to avoid the capital expenditure. And as a subsidiary of Scania we have access to extensive knowledge of truck and trailer design, passing the best possible equipment solution savings on to you.
In short: We move you ahead!