Taking advantage of remanufactured component programs is nothing new to fleet managers.

Here’s some interesting information from an article recently posted on Fleet Equipemnt Magazine’s website

As the life expectancy of vehicles increases and fleets strive to maximize that life, remanufactured components will always offer value to the fleet’s bottom line. The remanufacturing process recovers components and is able to restore them to original or better condition without the cost of replacing a new component. In that way, remanufacturing lowers costs by giving components a second life.

Remanufactured ECU for trucks

Remanufacturing has been extended to many different components on heavy-duty trucks. Fleets may be familiar with the advantages of purchasing reman components such as engines and transmissions, starters and alternators, axles, gears, pumps, and compressors. In today’s ever-evolving, technology-driven landscape, fleets now should familiarize themselves with the many advantages of reman electronic computer units (ECUs), otherwise known as electronic control modules (ECMs).

“This is an area of growth for Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing and the industry overall as more and more of the vehicle is controlled by electronic and mechatronic devices,” says Betsy Ballard, director of product development and growth at Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC (DDR). “I see this trend continuing for the foreseeable future.”

Remanufacturing to a higher quality

These units are not new to fleets or OEMs—they control electrical systems on a vehicle and include systems such as engine and powertrain control modules.

Ballard notes the various benefits of supplying and purchasing reman ECUs.

“The remanufacturing process and the ability to supply remanufactured ECUs benefits fleets and OEMs,” Ballard says. “Fleets are able to purchase a remanufactured ECU at a much lower cost than new, but with equivalent or better quality than a new ECU, which greatly reduces the total cost of ownership of the trucks overall.”

As most computer units age, they quickly become antiquated and may not be as up-to-date as the newest system on the market. This is an issue that OEMs have taken into consideration by offering a remanufactured component that can be upgraded to a higher quality than the original component. Many times, the reman part is comparable to what’s on the market at that moment in time. Read More.

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