Kenworth releases white paper on reducing life cycle costs

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has published a white paper aimed at offering ways for fleets and owner/operators to reduce the life cycle cost of their trucks.

Entitled White Paper on Life Cycle Cost, the publication details how truck owners can get the most for their money over the life of their vehicles.

It’s a 26-page report with information on how to track and control long-term costs of operation, the company says. The white paper is available for download on the company’s Web site, www.kenworth.com and is also available from Kenworth dealers.

“While truck buyers often make their purchase decision based mostly on the initial acquisition cost, it’s important to consider the total cost of ownership over the long run to fully maximize your dollars,” says Bob Christensen, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice-president. “Kenworth’s White Paper on Life Cycle Cost provides fleets and owner operators with valuable information to aid them in making well-informed, cost-effective purchase decisions.”

Six areas are explored by the report, including” spec’ing the right truck; fuel economy; maintenance and customer support; trade cycles and buying decisions; financing and fixed costs; and driver retention.

“In this report, truck operators will find real-world solutions that will help them conserve fuel, boost payload, cut maintenance costs, please their drivers, impress customers and meet deadlines,” says David Warren, Kenworth product marketing manager. “These tips will help them be more productive and more profitable and hold down costs as long as they own their trucks.”

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