Tata Motors' Commercial Vehicles Business Unit (CVBU) launched six first-of-its-kind heavy trucks and an intelligent vehicle and driver management solution - Tata FleetMan Telematics Services.
Among the launches are:
All these six trucks have been designed and built specifically to offer the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), best-in-class fuel efficiency; longer service runs and enhanced levels of driver comfort, resulting in best-in-class profitability and lowest payback period for the fleet operator.
The company also introduced a Telematics & Fleet Management Service, branded Tata FleetMan. Targeted at commercial vehicle fleet owners and large consigners of goods, the service offers advanced Telematics solutions, which will help in increasing productivity and profitability. Tata FleetMan will initially be introduced on new tractor-trailers, but will be available on the entire Tata Motors medium and heavy commercial vehicle range in the coming months. The service will also be extended to existing vehicles, through aftermarket fitments.
Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director - Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, "Tata Motors has been in the Indian commercial vehicle space for over six decades. Over this period, we have developed a very deep understanding of the Indian market, bringing world-class technologies at world-class prices, having always paced ourselves one step ahead in meeting our customer needs."
The Tata LPT 3723 is the first 5-axle rigid truck in the country and will be the next big game changer in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. This truck can carry around 4.5 tonnes more than the existing 31 tonne MAV (Multi-axle vehicle) segment. The Tata PRIMA 3138.K has been built specifically for deep mining in coal, iron ore, lignite mines, as well as bulk limestone movement in off-road applications. The Tata PRIMA 4938.S is the first Indian puller-tractor to cater to the needs of customers engaged in the logistics of heavy and over dimensional cargo like windmill components, transformers, rail coaches etc, which are critical for national infrastructure development.The New Tata PRIMA 230 HP - LX range consists of the Tata PRIMA LX 4923.S & Tata PRIMA LX 4023.S. The new 230 HP range was launched to extend the PRIMA advantage to many more transporters who require a lower power-to-weight ratio. The Tata LPK 3118 is a 4-axle (steerable front axles) tipper developed for coal transportation, earth work, aggregate/sand transportation, port and industrial handling application. This product is developed considering increased demand for high performance and fuel efficient tippers in coal supply/earth work.
The Tata FleetMan Telematics and Fleet management service has been designed to address pressing concerns of the transport industry, targeted at the commercial vehicle fleet owner. Through advanced Telematics solutions like fuel management, driver management and remote diagnostics, Tata FleetMan combines state-of-the-art IT and Telecom equipment and software, with Tata Motors' expertise in automobile technology, offering one of the most advanced Telematics solutions in the country. With features like real time fleet tracking, sms alerts, Geo-fencing and trip management, Tata FleetMan will help fleet owners increase productivity and profitability of their transport business. The service will carry an annual subscription charge and will be marketed through the Tata Motors commercial vehicle dealer network.