Mercedes-Benz CharterWay is adding approximately 120 Sprinters equipped with Daimler’s FleetBoard fleet management system to its fleet of rental vehicles.

CharterWay, a provider of commercial vehicle services, already has more than 2,500 FleetBoard-equipped trucks in its fleet. Now, vans featuring this Internet-based telematics system are being added for the first time. Mercedes-Benz CharterWay will gradually replace all the Sprinters in its rental fleet that do not yet have FleetBoard as standard.

“The addition of FleetBoard-equipped Sprinters to the rental fleet enables us to offer our customers another vehicle that combines high cost-effectiveness with environmental compatibility and innovation,” says Ralf Bernhard, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz CharterWay.

The vehicles can be rented for periods as short as 24 hours or for longer periods extending over several weeks or months.

The FleetBoard system provides shipping companies with precise information about the vehicle’s fuel consumption, downtimes, and condition, as well as any maintenance work that might be required. These criteria give companies objective information on how to operate the vehicle efficiently, thus indicating potential ways of using the vehicles in ways that save fuel and cause less wear and tear.

Source: Daimler AG