Look at these three technologies to help lower the cost of your fleet ownership.

1. Multi-information display -  this is a display in the instrument panel that is coupled to a computer in the vehicle that alerts the driver to the status of over a dozen different functions, including the following:

  • Diesel exhaust fluid level
  • Particulate matter emissions level
  • Estimated remaining life in mileage of engine, transmission, oils and fuel filters
  • Fuel economy

This information allows drivers to adapt their driving habits to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while improving overall performance.

2. Vehicle health reports - Some trucks incorporate a built-in data recording module that monitors the truck’s performance and enables dealership technicians to produce a vehicle health report. The health report permits speedy and accurate service diagnosis, identifies component failure and wear history, maximizes vehicle uptime and provides the information needed to reduce fuel usage.

3. Telematic devices - Some trucks are available with a fully integrated, web-based telematics system that allows fleet managers and dispatchers to track vehicle usage in real time by sending detailed vehicle and driver performance reports that are accessible from any Internet-connected computer. The system can also generate management reports that document vehicle location, operational status, mileage, speed, idle time and more.
The bottom line: when it comes to work trucks, diesel- and gasoline-powered low cab forward trucks provide contractors with a wide range of choices that can help make them more efficient and more productive.