With all the new emission requirements, finding a way to remain compliant without over drafting your operating costs budget can be a challenge. Luckily there are state and federal programs available to help mitigate these costs.
Most people don’t have the money on hand to pay for a truck outright, and even if you do, it’s not always the best opon. To some people, paying for a truck in cash may seem like their only opon due to past financial troubles that have affected their credit. If you have bad credit, then financing may seem impossible. But the best way to improve your credit score is to show that you can open and maintain a line of credit. Diversifying beyond credit cards can have a huge impact. By financing a truck at a monthly payment that is comfortable for you, you can increase your credit score significantly. So how do you get financed with a bad score? Each individual case will require different soluons and opons, but McCoy Freightliner’s finance manager, Patrick Archibald has years of experience in the industry and o/en works with individuals to find the best financing soluon [...]
As technology moves forward, many truck owners have been forced to adapt to more complex systems. The after treatment system especially has caused many headaches for fleets and owner operators alike. These components can be very expensive to replace, leaving many asking “what’s the benefit?” While there has been research done to prove that there is indeed increased fuel economy benefits, the less owners have to pay out on the after treatment system, the more they can reap those benefits.
So how can owners save money on repairs? Drivers and owners need to understand how their after treatment devices work and how to maintain them. Maintenance intervals and frequency of regens vary by engine, application, and day to day operations. Because so many factors affect how long a DPF can operate effectively, it is hard to predict when it will start to have problems. Some things that should be done to help extend the life [...]
McCoy Freightliner’s Portland and Salem, Ore., locations have been Elite Support re-certified.
Originally certified Nov. 4, 2011, the Salem location has been certified six times and Portland, originally certified in Sept. 18, 2015, got its first recertification.
“Certification requires the dealership to pass 123 different Elite Support criteria,” notes McCoy Freightliner Marketing Director Eddie. “Recertification focuses on continuous improvement throughout the dealerships, while maintaining the passing efforts of the Elite Support criteria.”
Recertification takes place annually to ensure dealers are focused on continuous improvement and the highest level of customer experience at Freightliner dealerships. The dealership staff is reaping internal benefits as well.
“One of the biggest benefits the Elite Support program has brought to our dealership is bringing all the departments together as a team,” he says. “All departments now have a common goal within the dealership – be an Elite dealer at all times and deliver superior customer service.”
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Elite Support is a collaborative program between Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated truck dealers, focused on improving the customer experience at Freightliner and Western Star branded dealerships. This innovative program sets the standard for customer amenities, communication, rapid diagnostics, exceptional turnaround times, and consistent communication, all provided by a highly trained staff. Elite Support focuses on enhancing dealership processes that address customer concerns, which leads to higher standards of customer satisfaction throughout the network.
McCoy Freightliner is happy to announce that we have joined the Elite Support network. To learn more about Elite Support visit the Elite Support website.
McCoy Freightliner – Portland (Ore.) has achieved Elite Support certification, culminating an effort that began a year ago.
“I, personally, didn’t get involved in Elite Support until May of 2015,” says Jackie McCoy, who will serve as the dealership’s Continuous Improvement Coordinator. “Once I got involved, I looked at what we’ve completed and what [...]
Having the 136 point inspection is a must in the Trucking world industry. These inspections need to be performed on used trucks received by the dealership. The inspections help in the aid of unwanted wear and tear, provide an “eye” for future problems that may arise, and the general health of one’s vehicle. It is more than an oil change or normal break job. It will pro-long the life of staying on the road and putting the money in your pocket.
At McCoy Freightliner, we take great pride and value in selling a pre-owned vehicles. Our Detroit Diesel Certified Mechanics inspect our trucks with the 136 point inspection to ensure the worry-free driving all truckers want to know. Our mechanics spend the time in checking and advising each truck to make sure the quality to ,YOU, the Customer is first rate! This helps in the prevention of breakdowns, unwanted wear, and longevity of YOUR MCCOY PURCHASED VEHICLE. [...]
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This year Dalnoboy USA magazine announced their first ever Slavic trucking festival. McCoy Freightliner jumped on an opportunity to show the Slavic community what Freightliner is made out of and how it is ahead of the competition. We displayed 2 trucks as well as 3 sprinters on at the show. Although the event didn’t get as many visitors as anticipated, there were some good conversations and everyone enjoyed their time.
Daimler Trucks North America, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a compliance alternative to rear view mirrors.
More about it here: http://goo.gl/gdYssq
Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a compliance alternative to rearview mirrors. Federal regulations currently require heavy-duty trucks to be equipped [...]
LAS VEGAS – MAY 5, 2015 – In a spectacular evening ceremony at Hoover Dam, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck to several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts and officials. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States. Developed by engineers at DTNA, it promises to unlock autonomous vehicle advancements that reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and safeguard the environment.