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New monthly maintenance plans keep your trucks working hard

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TRUCKS work hard and will use parts and service as they age with high mileage. To minimise downtime and extract maximum productivity from a truck, it’s best to plan for service and parts.

ISUZU trucks deliver outstanding economic cost and productivity benefits in terms of cents per ton kilometre – especially when serviced according to the recommended schedule. And this is where the ISUZU Mobility Plans match truck operator expectations in driving down costs, managing risk and achieving maximum first economic life before major overhaul.

What do truck operators expect from a maintenance contract?

• Provision of fixed cost maintenance with no costly surprises.
• Budgeting in advance for all labour and parts, servicing, and maintenance.
• No Rand value limitations on claims for major components.
• Protection against inflation by paying today’s prices.
• Minimising downtime on vehicles when in for servicing.
• Warranty protection.

Isuzu Motors South Africa match all this with the innovative and the new Mobility Cents Per Kilometre (CPK) maintenance contract.

What is different about a CPK contract?

It is based on the actual kilometres travelled and can be applied to all new ISUZU trucks with less than 9 000km on the odometer while under 12 months old at point of sale. The CPK plan is for companies only and is paid monthly, and billed according to the kilometers travelled.

VAT is a critical component of truck financing. The VAT refund can be applied to the CPK contract to make this service product even more cost effective.

The CPK plan allows the company to match its revenue generated by a particular vehicle to the actual expense incurred in a particular month – it also follows seasonal trends such as limited distances covered during low season. In addition, should a vehicle be off the road for crash repairs there will be no maintenance charges in the absence of kilometers covered. There is no minimum billing per month.

Businesses can maximise their cashflow paying monthly only for the kilometers driven and not just distance predicted. This allows businesses to record and manage income and expenses accurately for a particular period.

Tracking fleet use is a key discipline of fleet management. The CPK plan introduces accurate, real-time measurement of how the truck fleet is being used, and then again down to the level of individual vehicles on specific routes.

Telematics are adjunct to effective and modern fleet maintenance. ISUZU satisfies modern fleet management expectations with the most up to date telematics system. Telematics offers real-time fleet management. Telematics is also leading evidence in any court action following a road incident and thus protects a driver against spurious claims.

The entire ISUZU range benefits from a telematics-ready truck and stolen vehicle recovery hardware installed at factory. This includes a panic button and driver ID tag reader already installed. Compatible with the MixTelematics fleet management system, it is also compatible with existing 3rd party fleet management systems at a small additional cost. The stolen vehicle recovery service ready – BEAME – has been installed for some years now.

The CPK Plan is a maintenance and service plan and warranty all together with the standard exclusions that are excluded in the market for these types of products, such as tyres, top-up oils, sound equipment (radios), truck bodies and anything damaged, missing or broken.

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