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Zero Cost of Ownership

As a truck operator, you do not have to be a mathematician to know that all savings add up, and this is exactly what Mercedes-Benz Trucks has achieved by introducing the concept of Zero Cost of Ownership. You can achieve unheard of fuel savings as a result of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ product innovations such as hypoid rear axles, Direct Drive transmission and the FleetBoard driver and vehicle management systems.

In addition, you’ll get a TruckStore buy-back at competitive residual value, and Telligent Maintenance will ensure you enjoy incredible savings on services. All this means is that as an operator, you earn back every cent you paid for your Zero Cost of Ownership Mercedes-Benz lifts the load off customers Actros 2646LS/33 DD.

“Earning back every cent you paid for your Mercedes-Benz Actros 2646LS/33 DD may sound too good to be true, but it really is possible. Our quest has always been to offer unmatched value chain offerings coupled with proven quality products.

Mercedes-Benz lifts the load off customers

‘This is further demonstration of our commitment to achieving reduced total cost of ownership and constantly improving fuel efficiency for our customers,” says Christo Kleynhans, Product Manager for Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

“Zero Cost of Ownership ensures that our customers benefit from the combination of product enhancements and value chain offerings that we offer.”

“Zero Cost of Ownership ensures that our customers benefit from the combination of product enhancements and value chain offerings that we offer.”

Using the Mercedes-Benz Actros 2646LS/33DD over 4 years/800 000km, the savings below are garnered: Fuel savings Fuel efficiency is a key topic for customers, and using the Mercedes-Benz Actros 2646LS/33DD compared to the Actros 2644LS/33 HUB, comprehensive tests have proven that a customer can achieve incredible fuel savings with a combination of hypoid axles and Direct Drive transmission.

FleetBoard When optimally utilised, this state-ofthe- art vehicle and driver management system ensures that the operator benefits from significantly lower fuel consumption. Maintenance savings The cost of keeping a vehicle on the road plays a major part in determining total cost of ownership of a vehicle, and with Telligent Maintenance, maintenance costs can be dramatically reduced. Buy back A competitive residual value from Truck- Store ensures that you get real value when returning your truck.

Over 4 years/800 000km, Mercedes-Benz trucks achieved Zero Cost of Ownership by summing up the contributions of the respective product enhancements on the Actros 2646LS/33D that achieve fuel savings, maintenance savings and a competitive residual value. Combining the abovementioned elements effectively equates to the customer net price on the Actros 2646LS/33DD, resulting in Zero Cost of Ownership.

 
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