Volvo Trucks North America has introduced Blue Contract, a single premium service plan that replaces existing maintenance plans currently offered to customers.
Touted as a comprehensive maintenance program designed to improve uptime, help optimize truck performance, and simplify maintenance management, the new program offers monthly or pre-paid billing and customers may either pay on a recurring basis or up front with the purchase of their truck, either billed directly or through their dealer.
In addition, customers financing through Volvo Financial Services can bundle the Volvo Blue Contract with their truck payment on a single invoice. This allows the customer to pay the cost of the maintenance contract over time, interest free.
VTNA said Blue Contract fulfills the company’s commitment to safety, as “fleet operators and drivers will have peace of mind knowing their trucks will receive regular maintenance, including a comprehensive 74-point inspection.”
Select preventive maintenance is included with plan, which is designed to allow customers “full insight into their trucks’ service costs up front, providing confidence that their fleet maintenance is fully covered under the contract scope.”
VTNA noted that Blue Contract service schedules are tailored to specific vehicle applications to maximize uptime by minimizing unnecessary stops at dealerships and reducing unforeseen repairs.
Blue Contract plan includes:
- A 74-point inspection and oil analysis
- All scheduled engine maintenance, including valve adjustments
- All scheduled aftertreatment maintenance, including DPF cleaning
- All scheduled transmission and scheduled axle maintenance
- All scheduled chassis maintenance
- Fan belt tensioner and accessory drive belt tensioner replacements
- Alternator coverage
Additional repairs, such as warranty work or more advanced diagnostics, can be completed under the same roof, so that trucks do not need to be taken out of operation for separate service visits.
“Well-maintained trucks increase overall fleet uptime and reduce overall cost of ownership. And a truck that is regularly and proactively inspected and serviced at a Volvo Trucks dealership by professional, trained technicians will likely be a safer truck while in operation,” said Ashley Murickan, product marketing manager at VTNA. “Additionally, the Volvo Blue Contract and its flexible billing options elevate our maintenance offering while simplifying the business transaction, ultimately benefiting both the customer and dealer.”