In a recent Transport Topics article, carriers are happy with the new engine technologies and aerodynamics in regards to fuel economy. The results are a mixed bag however when talking about maintenance.
Many fleets report having issues with trucks that have traveled less than 40,000 miles. A common theme is the engines have become so sophisticated they present a whole new set of challenges. Another item that fleets now face is the cost of the technology to maintain the new equipment and also the level of training they must invest in their technicians. For this reason, it may make sense to look towards a full service lease program to help offset these costs.
The good news is that Kris-Way can help stabilize the maintenance costs and at the same time can put you into new fuel efficient equipment.