Work trucks are an essential part of many businesses, but they can also be a significant source of overhead. Whether you’re transporting goods, equipment, or personnel, an efficient and reliable work truck is critical to your success. One often-overlooked aspect of work truck performance is the suspension system. In this post, we’ll explore how an improved suspension system can help reduce overhead for companies that require the use of work trucks.
Time on the Road
One of the primary costs associated with work trucks is time on the road, or drive time. This cost covers both manpower and gasoline costs. A poorly performing suspension system can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the truck, which can lead to breakdowns and maintenance issues. This, in turn, can lead to increased downtime and higher drive times.
An improved suspension system can help reduce wear and tear on the truck, which can result in reduced downtime and increased productivity. Additionally, a smoother ride can reduce driver fatigue, which can improve overall driving capabilities and reduce the need for additional manpower.
Driver Attraction and Retention
Another significant cost associated with work trucks is driver retention. Companies that rely on work trucks often face high turnover rates due to the demanding nature of the job. This can result in significant costs associated with sign on bonuses and training programs. An improved suspension system can help reduce driver fatigue and improve driver comfort – which can ultimately improve job satisfaction and retention rates. The longer your drivers stay with you, the less you will be required to attract and train new drivers.
Cost of Wear and Tear
Work trucks are subjected to a significant amount of wear and tear due to their daily use. A poorly performing suspension system can exacerbate this wear and tear, leading to more significant maintenance issues and higher costs associated with repairs. An improved suspension system can help reduce vibrations and uneven load bearing, which can result in an extended lifespan for the vehicle and lower repair and replacement needs.
Safety of Transported Goods
Finally, an improved suspension system can help improve the safety of transported goods. Work trucks often transport valuable or fragile equipment or goods that can be damaged during transport. A smooth and stable ride can reduce the risk of damage to transported goods, which can result in significant cost savings associated with reduced repair and replacement costs.
Improve Work Truck Suspensions with LiquidSpring
An improved suspension system can be a valuable investment for companies that require the use of work trucks. They can help reduce overhead from drive time, vehicle wear, tear, and maintenance, damage to transported goods, and driver attraction/retention. If you’re using work trucks as part of your business, it’s worth considering investing in a high-quality suspension system like LiquidSpring.
Our Smart Suspension System works to automatically optimize ride quality, handling characteristics, and peace of mind. The entire system is comprised of the following:
- A 5-link suspension: a non-torque reactive design that maintains alignment, minimizes vibrations, and cuts down on noise
- A liquid-based strut and secondary volume: signature struts and patented secondary volume vary the amount of fluid in the system, providing a soft or stiff spring, and anything in between
- On-board microprocessor: attached to the Power Module, it monitors inputs 1000x per second
- Power module: adjusts the pressure in the system to consistently manage the load of the vehicle
- Driver interface: allows for manual control of suspension height, ride modes, and troubleshooting
For more information on LiquidSpring suspension systems for work trucks, visit Our Technology page. If you’d like to speak with someone about the benefits LiquidSpring could provide your fleet and bottom line, give us a call at 765-474-7816.