More payload due to lightweight construction and high-strength materials
Payload-optimised trucks can transport more freight, save fuel and relieve the load on the traffic network. As the permissible gross weight on the road is limited, commercial vehicles with a low unladen weight can carry more freight. An optimised concrete mixer truck is capable of transporting nearly a cubic metre of additional concrete in one load. A light tanker truck can deliver several hundred litres more petrol to a petrol station. More freight can therefore be carried on each individual journey, which means that fewer journeys are necessary overall, which represents a considerable end-of-year saving for company owners in terms of fuel costs. The following applies for payload intensive branches of industry, such as the tank and silo sector: A 150-kilogramme increase in payload corresponds to an additional profit of around 1500 euros per year.
As fewer journeys are required, this also relieves the load on the transportation network. In addition, less energy is expended and less CO2 is released for the same quantity of goods transported.