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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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How to Choose Racks and Bins

Racks and bins turn trucks and vans into mobile workshops. With an abundance of options available to fleet managers, here’s all you need to know about these organizational devices.

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Tips to Secure Your Rooftop Load

Roof racks are a great way to carry extra gear; however, when it comes to carrying equipment on the roof, or any loads for that matter, there is a right and a wrong way to do it.

Lashing points can be used for added safety measures, keeping items secured to the floor of a van, trailer, or truck bed. (Photo courtesy of Ranger Design)

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Maximizing Truck Security

When a truck’s contents are unsecured, it can be a major fleet risk — but upfitting and following a few common sense rules can ensure they stay safe and sound.

Over-spec’ing a truck increases the capitalized cost of the vehicle, while underspec’ing increases maintenance cost. (Photo: Getty Images)

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How to Spec a Truck for the Application

Work trucks must be viewed as earning assets, so it is critical to spec these work tools to maximize their productivity. It is impossible to “build” a truck that enhances user productivity if you don’t understand the fleet application.

Colepepper Services regularly updates its fleet in an effort to increase fuel efficiency and keep expenses low. (Photo: Colepepper Services)

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Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Home service companies offer a wide menu of services. This can require vehicles with plenty of space for equipment, upfitting to keep supplies organized, and a system that helps the main office keep track of vehicles.

Local delivery fleets use a variet of trucks, from cargo vans to box trucks to trucks with trailers (pictured). Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Local Delivery

Route planning and optimization, scheduling, and complete visibility into a local delivery fleet are just some of the industry-specific benefits of a telematics solution.

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Ways to Set Up Your Work Van

Upfitters provide a multitude of options to turn your vans into the perfect tool for your trade, from shelving and storage to ladder racks and partitions.

Reading Truck Equipment offers a variety of service body offerings in both steel and aluminum. (Photo courtesy of Reading Truck Equipment)

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Spec'ing and Selecting Service Bodies

Become a service body pro by avoiding common mistakes and taking important factors such as use and location into consideration.

One way to reduce the liability of add-on equipment is to regularly review how equipment is used and whether it is needed. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Fleet Liability for Add-On Equipment

Employers put themselves and others at great risk when they fail to train their employees on the proper use of equipment. Failure to ensure that employees fully comply with equipment use policies can compound the liability risk.

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