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JOIN THE WEIGHT WATCHERS
The bigger the truck the better? Only if you haul paper towels perhaps. But with a high-value cargo you need a minimalist approach. Scania masters the art of cutting weight – for every 100 kg we take off the weight of the truck, you can gain up to 2,000 € a year. See below.
Saving on the driver’s seat is unwise. Much wiser to choose a foldable passenger seat that will save you 19 kg.
Mount the 5th wheel directly and add 82 kg to the payload.
Change the air suspension from two springs to four springs and cut 31 kg.
Unsafe is unthinkable
There can be no compromise on safety. No matter whether you drive upstream or downstream, locally or long-distance. For the sake of the community and the driver. At Scania we are constantly working to improve visibility, handling, braking and stability. Below are some of the new enhanced features.
The Scania brake pads consist of a unique friction material optimised for the patented alloy in the brake disc, which ensures maximum service life with consistent braking behaviour. A retarder helps increase the life of the service brakes.
Scania already has the best overall visibility – both on the highways and when operating at low speeds. Now it is even better with slimmer A pillars, lower side windows, a lowered instrument panel and a driver position that has been moved forward by 65 mm. The wiper system has also been improved to clean a larger area of the windscreen.
The cab structure complies with Swedish crash test standards, which are even stricter than EU standards. The roof hatch has been enlarged to serve as an additional emergency exit. Scania is also launching new rollover airbags to protect cab occupants from side impacts.
UPTIME MEANS TEAMWORK
Scania are the guardians of uptime. We know how important it is to keep drivers hauling fuel – whether it’s in three shifts or for demanding customers, and with the threat of heavy penalties. We understand the value of a partnership that keeps you rolling.
Every truck is used differently, so Scania services them individually. Our new standard for maintenance contracts analyse vehicle data to work out when a service is needed and exactly what needs servicing. So planned downtime only happens when it’s necessary, not when the calendar says so.
Scania Assistance also uses remote diagnostics to shorten downtime. If you can’t come to the workshop, then the workshop can come to you. Wherever you are, Scania Assistance is available at any time every single day of the year. Just one call will put you in touch with a service coordinator who knows your Scania and speaks your language.
Scania Fleet Management is an advanced set of services that connects your vehicles and drivers with your office. You get 24-hour real-time operational data to help you increase the productivity of your fleet and your business. You can access the services from the fleet management portal and app, and you can communicate with your drivers directly via the navigation system.
A TRUCK SOLUTION NEEDS TO BE TAILORED TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY
Your local Scania dealer can carefully calculate purchase price compared with end-value created by different solutions. For a taste of what they might show you, see below.
There are several ways of reducing the weight of an unloaded vehicle. This enables the payload – and likewise the revenue – to increase proportionally. Since the densities of different fuels vary, we’ve provided an example in kilos. By opting for aluminium rims, a directly mounted 5th wheel and a 4-spring rear suspension, you can increase your payload by around 200 kilos.
Here is a quick calculation:
- Total payload: 20,000 kg
- Annual revenue: 200,000 €
- Increase in revenue per 200 kg of saved weight: 200 kg / 20,000 kg x 200,000 € = 2,000 €
Our Scania Flexible Maintenance will help you find the perfect balance when it comes to servicing your vehicle. By continuously analysing your vehicle data, we’re able to identify and act on your servicing needs before they occur.
- Number of servicing days during a three-year contract: 10
- Number of servicing days when using Scania Maintenance with flexible plans: 8
- Average loss of income per day: 900 €
- Savings on unnecessary maintenance: 1,800 €