New Actros Comes With Standard FleetBoard Telematics

Not only does the new long-distance Mercedes Benz Actros truck set a fuel efficiency standard, but it also comes with a feature never offered before as standard. The hardware in question is the FleetBoard system, which will be available in all new Actros trucks throughout Europe at no extra charge.

New customers will have an opportunity to test the Vehicle Management and Time Management services free of charge for four months. FleetBoard is offering free driver training on economical driving practice during this test phase.

Companies which already have a different telematics system in use can also put FleetBoard to the test. It is possible to run two systems on board in parallel.

At the end of the test phase, the customer can actively decide to extend the service contract. The customer can then select the desired scope of services which he wishes to continue using from a comprehensive service portfolio. The minimum resultant monthly charge is € 59 per vehicle.

A one-off FleetBoard fee of € 800 will also be payable after the test phase. The customer can avoid this charge by opting for a Complete Mercedes-Benz truck service contract, however, covering all repair and maintenance work.

"With this innovative product offering, FleetBoard is going that crucial step further and offering customers concrete savings from the very first mile. In conjunction with the most economical truck available, FleetBoard enables fleet managers to exploit the vehicles' potential to the full. With the entry-level costs for professional telematics now also reduced substantially, there is no longer any reason to go without such systems," stated Markus Lipinsky, Managing Director of Daimler FleetBoard GmbH.
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