Schneider National Inc. today announced bolstering its Owner-Operator Success Lease Program so that all new units leased or sold by Schneider Finance will include Thermo King TriPac heating and cooling units in aerodynamic Freightliner Century, Kenworth T2000, Volvo 780, and Peterbilt 386 and 387 tractors. The TriPac unit will also be installed on Schneider Finance's low mileage used tractor inventory.
By pairing TriPac units with aerodynamic tractors, owner-operators could see a $500 to $700 per month fuel savings by cutting idling, and as much as a mile per gallon fuel economy improvement— which could mean up to $1,000 per month of fuel savings at current prices, according to Schneider.
Schneider Finance created an $8,400 bonus program that is offered to company drivers interested in transitioning into ownership of TriPac-equipped tractors.
The cost of the TriPac heating and cooling unit is included in the lease contract with Schneider Finance.
Schneider began installing Webasto heating units in company tractors in 2004 and continues to evaluate the most appropriate cooling technology for its company trucks.
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