If your business handles fleet management and often requires lorry maintenance, you’ll want the best vehicle for the job. Choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle for your fleet is essential in ensuring your business is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable.
Read on to find out more about the most fuel-effective lorries for fleet management available on the market today.
For the fifth time since 1997, the Mercedes-Benz Actros was awarded the “International Truck of the Year” prize in 2020, and is famed for being an excellent choice of lorry for a wide range of commercial needs.
With double overhead camshafts, common-rail injection and single-stage waste-gated turbochargers, the Actros always feels powerful and has a necessary might when necessary. But even with this power, the Actros has impressive fuel efficiency capabilities. Features such as fuel-saving drive programs and fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers can help the vehicle reach 11-17mpg, potentially saving your business thousands of pounds in fuel.
The DAF has set the benchmark for achieving impressive long-distance transport without having to worry about lorry maintenance or lorry servicing. It can also make for an attractive vehicle for any fleet management service, with an ultra-modern grill design providing it with a certain majesty on the road.
Fuel-saving features such as higher torque at lower revs, optimised drivelines, and high-efficiency rear axles all help make the DAF industry-leading in fuel economy. These economical features can help save up to 7% in fuel for long-haul journeys, especially beneficial for businesses which require fleets to drive long distances.
An iconic staple of any fleet management service, the Volvo FH is famed for its efficiency and reliability on the road. With power ratings that go up to 750hp, the lorry uses selective catalytic reduction and exhaust gas recirculation to supply its power efficiently.
The Volvo’s transmission uses I-Shift, a technological advancement which allows drivers to use neutral when in motion. When implemented, this modifies the vehicle’s engine performance to save fuel.
Scania R Series
A sturdy and robust lorry, the Scania R Series was designed with drivers in mind, providing the driver with the utmost comfort and control. They are vehicles which rarely require lorry maintenance or lorry servicing, and can be a fleet management staple with their consistent reliability.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Scania has recently improved its injectors and combustion tools as well as a new rear axle ratio. This, as well as the Euro 6 engine, has helped to cut fuel consumption by 3%.
If you’re struggling with lorry maintenance or have lorry servicing requirements, Transcare can assist you. Providing end-to-end fleet management solutions, Transcare are the largest independent repair agent in Derbyshire and offers first-class lorry maintenance services.
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