December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 – Newsletter

  • The last month of 2021 is upon us, and we know this is a busy time in your business.
  • We have been busy too and want to share what is happening in the UD Trucks Lichtenburg world.
  • We also have some news from UD Trucks Corporate and other tips and advice to make your life better.

Fuel Consumption – Think Differently

A huge variable cost of any transport operation is the cost of fuel. However, if managed properly, it can yield measurable benefits. The issue is that many companies are willing to leave the improvement of fuel consumption solely to the driver. In addition to training drivers in economical driving, there are so many other factors that need to be considered in order to improve fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is impacted by a number of factors – such as tyre pressure, a poorly specified vehicle specification, lack of maintenance, contamination in fuel bowsers, engine torque control, aerodynamics, and many more “hidden” factors.

FleetWatch and UD Trucks presented an in-depth webinar covering all factors that affect fuel consumption – and ways to improve it. It’s more than just measuring km per litre. It is about productivity, which is measured in litres per ton per km.
If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here

UD Trucks and Better Life – making life better for people and the planet

For over 85 years, UD Trucks has been providing the trucks and services the world needs today. Now the logistics industry is facing an array of challenges, from a shortage of truck drivers and higher demand for deliveries driven by the growth of e-commerce, to environmental impacts such as climate change and resource depletion.

Better Life

In the face of these challenges, innovation and collaboration are essential for making the world a better place. UD Trucks is committed to making life better for people and the planet, and to become the sustainability leader in our industry. This is our purpose, and we call it Better Life.

UD Trucks is using virtual reality technology to develop new and lighter truck models from the design stage to prototypes. From carrying out product development and manufacturing quality standards assessments to improving the skills of maintenance and repair personnel, UD Trucks promptly assesses and services its vehicles in accordance with the highest standards.

Read the full article here

Better for all

We scored a hat trick!

UD Trucks Lichtenburg won the Medium Dealer of the Year Award 2020 again

The Marbod team was super excited with their recent delivery

Dr Dhes Mari from Marbod shares his experience with the UD Trucks Lichtenburg team:

“It was a great pleasure to deal with Reytjie and his team.  They are 100% service oriented, went above and beyond expectation, even under pressure, to ensure our satisfaction.
We will definitely only deal with UD Trucks Lichtenburg when we buy trucks in future.”

– Dr Dhes Mari, Marbod Logistics

Afrimat Logistics made a data driven decision to add Quon to their fleet

Afrimat Logistics made a data driven decision to add Quon to their fleet

New Stock Arriving

The wait is finally over and after global stock shortages, we are happy to announce that we have stock coming into the UD Trucks Lichtenburg dealership soon for the following ranges:

Kuzer – D04
Quester – E53, E54, E55
Quon – E70
Croner – H30, H32, H40, H44 UD Trucks South Africa is expecting new stock on other ranges and we are ready to assist.
Contact your sales representative Reytjie Laubscher to order your stock now without any further delay.

We are very proud of our first female qualified diesel mechanic

We are very proud of our first female qualified diesel mechanic

 

Coming soon – our upgraded offices!

We have confidence in the future and have invested in our office upgrade to give you, our client, an even better experience when you visit our dealership.

It is still a work in progress, but take a peak at the progress we are making and what you can expect. We look forward to your visit and a cup of coffee together in our new offices.

News from the UD Trucks Lichtenburg family

We all wish the legendary Oom Ben Laubscher a speedy recovery after his recent operation. Get well soon, Oom Ben!We all wish the legendary Oom Ben Laubscher a speedy recovery after his recent operation.

Get well soon, Oom Ben!