Whether haulage for retail, moving companies or parcel delivery services: If you transport cargo, all types of goods must reach their destination safely and on time - from one pallet up to a full truck load. However, heavy inner-city traffic, narrow access routes and double parking make delivering the ordered goods in large cities especially difficult and require precise manoeuvring.
Thanks to their low loading dock, customised gear-shift strategies, fuel efficient engines and special bodies for haulage as standard, MAN trucks lift your transport efficiency in cargo transport to a new level.
Haulage and transport companies have to face a twofold challenge: End consumers expect a delivery exactly to their requirements and on time while shippers want to reduce their warehouse costs, meaning that haulage companies have to transport increasingly small amounts at shorter time intervals. This makes it just the more important for transport companies to further reduce their overall costs. One of the most important determining factors is and remains the fuel consumption.
To ensure that your company can stay on the fast lane, the technologies in our MAN trucks get even more out of every drop of fuel for you: The MAN TipMatic® automated gearbox calculates the optimal gear-shift strategy based on various indicators. The GPS-guided cruise control system MAN EfficientCruise® recognises inclines and downward slopes up to three kilometres ahead and adjusts the driving style accordingly. This significantly reduces your fuel consumption.
In order to leave cost pressures behind, transport capacity must be increased. After all, each additional kilo of payload means more revenue per order.
The weight-optimised design of MAN trucks allows them to transport more payload and helps them score points for flexible load volume. This means that our trucks reliably bring in your profits.
Truck drivers perform hard physical labour, and not just during their daily time behind the wheel: there is also the loading and unloading process at the customer. Many companies have cut down on personnel at the loading bay. Instead, the drivers have to load and unload the delivery themselves. A delivery driver climbs into the loading area of his vehicle many times per day - and masters plenty of metres in height.
To ensure that your drivers can accomplish more per round without wearing themselves out, we have designed the MAN truck for cargo transport with an ultra-low frame height of just 920 mm. In addition, our electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS), which allows for the vehicle to be lowered by up to 20 cm, makes it easier to load roller containers and forklifts. Cabs with extremely low entrance heights, wide-opening doors and easy access to the co-driver’s side are designed to make work more pleasant.
Stop and go traffic, narrow access roads, lack of parking - delivering during rush hour times means overcoming many hurdles. In order to still be able to get around well inside the city, easy-to-move vehicles with high levels of manoeuvrability are required.
To ensure that you can always keep your timing, MAN trucks make sure that your drivers can get through even the heaviest traffic. With short wheelbases or steered trailing axles, our vehicles have an impressively tight turning circle. Manoeuvring is made easier with the DM, RM gearshift program of our MAN TipMatic® automated gearbox.
Safety is a particularly important factor in cargo transport, with its heterogeneous, sometimes fragile or very heavy load units.
To ensure that you are always on the safe side, MAN trucks are equipped with smart driver assistance systems - such as the Lane Guard System or Advanced Emergency Braking System. For maximum protection of driver and load.
In cargo transport, robust vehicle bodies are essential for safety as well as economical reasons. After all, damaged loads can cause high costs. At the same time, vehicle body solutions are supposed to be lightweight so that they allow for maximum payload.
We fulfil your high demands on safety and efficient vehicle bodies for your cargo. MAN even offers many solution ex works. There is a selection of dry-freight box, flatbed/tarpaulin and sliding tarpaulin bodies.
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Does your business also cover other areas of long-haul and distribution transport beyond cargo transport? Then the MAN vehicle solutions for the following application segments might be of interest to you.