SelecTrucks Offers $50 Test Drive Incentive on Automated Transmissions
Partners with Eaton to provide extended warranty on qualifying vehicles
PORTLAND, ORE. – SelecTrucks, a leading network of used truck retailers in the United States and Canada, is offering customers a $50 gift card to test drive a qualifying vehicle equipped with a Fuller® UltraShift® or AutoShift™ 10-speed automated transmission. Through this newest promotion, SelecTrucks has also partnered with Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) to provide a manufacturer-backed extended warranty on eligible vehicles. The Roadranger Extended Warranty will cover the mechanical and electrical components on qualifying vehicles with UltraShift or AutoShift automated transmissions for up to one year or 100,000 miles following the retail sale.
In addition, Daimler Truck Financial will defer qualifying customers’ first loan payment for up to 60 days. Payment deferral is offered exclusively through Daimler Truck Financial on qualified vehicles with varying term lengths based on eligibility.
“We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to experience the benefits of Eaton automated transmissions first hand,” said Gary Wingate, manager, marketing and customer support, Daimler Trucks Remarketing Corporation. “With their improved efficiency, performance and safety, automated transmissions offer driver control and comfort, and greater reliability. By partnering with both Eaton and Daimler Truck Financial we’re able to support our customers further with an optional extended warranty and 60 day payment deferral.”
Interested customers will be asked to complete a pre- and post-test drive survey to review their perceptions of the Fuller UltraShift or AutoShift 10-speed automated transmission. Following the test drive the customer’s gift card will be activated.
“Eaton’s automated transmissions are based on industry-proven and preferred Fuller manual transmission technology,” said Staci Kroon, senior vice president and general manager, Eaton Commercial Vehicle Transmission business. “We are partnering with SelecTrucks to enable second owners to experience the features and advantages of our automated transmissions.”
The $50 test drive promotion will be available in participating U.S. SelecTrucks Center retail locations until December 31, 2010.
Eligible vehicles include 2005-2007 Freightliner Century Class® S/T models with various specs and mileage ranges. Customers should contact their local SelecTrucks Center to learn more about the specific trucks available for the $50 test drive offer.
For a complete list of SelecTrucks’ Center locations visit the web site at www.selectrucks.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
SelecTrucks is a leading network of used truck retailers in the United States and Canada. SelecTrucks Centers offer a wide selection of used trucks, convenient locations, comprehensive warranty packages, flexible financing terms and business support. SelecTrucks Center's inventory includes specialty, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, including day cabs and sleeper cabs. SelecTrucks is a brand of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.
Daimler Truck Financial, a business unit of Daimler Financial Services (DCFS USA LLC), provides wholesale financing and credit lines to Freightliner, Western Star, and Thomas Built Bus dealers. Daimler Truck Financial offers a broad range of flexible financing plans for fleet customers, owner/operators, municipal and vocational customers as well as an extensive selection of dealer financial services that fully support Daimler Trucks North America’s commercial vehicle brands throughout North America.