Total Cost of Ownership
The costs for transport companies are increasing: Fuel, oil, wages, tyres, insurance and even toll charges are becoming more and more significant. In order to remain competitive the costs of the fleet must be optimised. This entails a detailed analysis of what a transport kilometre actually costs. The term for this is: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The following cost factors are incorporated in the TCO analysis:
- The fuel costs
- The driver
- The investment
- The toll charges
- The service
- Vehicle administration
The largest component of the TCO concerns fuel costs. Up to 3 litres of fuel can be saved by the MAN EfficientLine for every 100 kilometres travelled by optimising the powertrain, minimising auxiliary consumers and not least by improving aerodynamics.
The driver's health and motivation are as important in the TCO analysis as the driver's knowledge of economic driving practices. A high safety standard, the best cab in a competitive comparison and the ProfiDrive vouchers for driver training which are included in the MAN EfficientLine total package make a significant contribution to reducing the TCO.
The purchase price is an important component of the total costs. Even though it only accounts for around 17% of the TCO, it still plays a significant role. The additional costs for the MAN EfficientLine total package will be recouped after a year through fuel savings.
The toll charges
Thanks to state-of-the-art Euro 5 and EEV exhaust-gas technology the EfficientLine series falls into a lower category and thereby enables maximum toll advantages.
A wide service network, extended warranties such as the powertrain 4 year/600,000 km warranty for the MAN EfficientLine, perfectly co-ordinated maintenance and repair contracts and the use of original spare parts prevents vehicle down times and unnecessary repair costs. The Europe-wide emergency service also helps drivers when they are stuck in a foreign country with a foreign language, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The optional MAN Telematics solution provides the dispatcher with all of the important fleet data on screen - from the efficient co-ordination of tour data and the planning of service centre stops, to monitoring the consistency of the refrigeration chain for refrigerated vehicles. This facilitates optimum utilisation of the driver and the vehicle and thus helps to reduce costs.
The MAN EfficientLine is the ideal product for optimising the Total Cost of Ownership. The total package with MAN services ensures all of the important bases of the TCO are covered.