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February 26, 2016 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas to Convert F-150 at Work Truck Show

The Ford F-150 truck to be converted March 3. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas will be converting a bi-fuel 2016 3.5L Ford F-150 V-6 on March 3 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tags: Ford F-150, Work Truck Show, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion

February 25, 2016 - Industry News

Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Photo courtesy of Niyato

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Fontaine Opens F-650/F-750 Upfitting Center in Ohio

Photo of 2016 F-750 truck courtesy of Ford.

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford's 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets, the truck upfitter has announced.

Tags: Ford, Fontaine Modification, Ford F-650, Food and Beverage Fleets, Ship-Thru, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Modifiers, Truck Equipment

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

Tags: Spec'ing, Terex, Utility Fleets

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Appoints Four to Sales, Marketing Roles

(Clockwise from top left) Corey Stanley, Matt McGowan, Mike Peterson, and Sean Otterberg

Auto Truck Group has hired or promoted four associates to its sales and marketing departments, the work truck upfitter announced.

Tags: Upfitting, Auto Truck Group, New Hire, Promotions

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

DuraClass Introduces Tub Body Line

Photo: DuraClass

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Bodies

December 21, 2015 - Product News

Cobham Now Offering CNG Storage Tanks for Trucks

Photo courtesy of Cobham

The defense and aerospace technology company's two new Type 4 compressed natural gas storage tanks have been successfully qualified, marking its entry into the natural gas vehicle commercial trucking market.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Natural Gas Trucks, CNG Tanks, Cobham

December 17, 2015 - Press Release

Stellar Exits Kiefer Trailer Manufacturing Business

Stellar Industries announced that it will close its Kiefer Manufacturing facility in Sneedville, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 2015, and transition its Kanawha, Iowa, operation to a Stellar company effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Tags: Stellar Industries, Trailers, Corporate Restructuring

October 29, 2015 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group VP of Sales and Marketing Retires

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, today announced that Dennis Jones, vice president of sales and marketing, plans to retire at year’s end after more than 29 years with the company.

Tags: Upfitting, Auto Truck Group, Ship-Thru

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

Reading Sets Up Lawn Care Truck Fleet

Photo: Scotts LawnService

Reading Truck Body has been providing the upfit set-up for about a third of the Scotts LawnService fleet of Ford F-150 to F-450 trucks at its Louisville, Ky., site, Reading announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford F-450, Reading Truck Body, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Ship-Thru, Upfitting

May 9, 2015 - Press Release

Leggett & Platt Reconfigures Upfitting Facilities

To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announced the expansion of its Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore, and closure of the Elyria, Ohio, install facility.

Tags: Leggett & Platt, Upfitting, Ford Transit

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group to Open St. Louis Facility

Photo: The Auto Truck Group

The Auto Truck Group has announced that it will be opening a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility later this month. Shipping will begin on January 5, 2015 from the facility located at 21 Elaine Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri.

Tags: Upfitting, St. Louis, Ship Thru, Auto Truck Group

October 14, 2014 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Dedicates KC Facility

The Auto Truck Group's new Kansas City facility will be handling ship thru for Ford's new Transit and the F-150. Photo: Chris Wolski

The Auto Truck Group dedicated a new 70,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, October 9. The facility will handle both complex specialized vehicle upfits and ship thru for the Ford F-150 and Transit.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ford Transit, Ship Thru, Upfitting, Van Equipment, Ford F-150

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

More Upfitters Recall Work Trucks for Fire Risk

Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech and Iowa Mold Tooling are issuing recalls to address a fire risk arising from oil leaks associated with PTO assemblies.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Trucks, 2012-MY, Ford F-550, Recalls, Ford F-450, Ford F-350, 2013-MY, IMT, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Ford Super Duty, Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech, Muncie Power Products Inc.

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Midway Specialty Vehicles Hires Former Ford Exec

STEVENS

Midway has retained the services of Rob Stevens, who left Ford earlier this year as the automaker's chief engineer for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Upfitting, Midway Specialty Vehicles, Ford, Automotive Executives

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship-To for Nissan

Auto Truck Group recently was awarded ship-to codes for Nissan. The ship-to codes are applicable for Nissan commercial vans and trucks.

Tags: Upfitting, Nissan, Commercial Fleets, Auto Truck Group

November 12, 2012 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Hires New Director of Sales for the Western Region

Jerry Cortese, director of sales-western region for Auto Truck Group.

BARTLETT, IL — Auto Truck Group has hired Jerry Cortese to the position of Director of Sales-Western Region. Former Director of Sales-Western Region, Matt McGowan, has accepted the position of Director of Sales-Eastern Region for Auto Truck Group.

Tags: Upfitting, Auto Truck Group

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Survey Finds Many Energy Fleets Haven't Established Safety and Fuel Policies

HOUSTON – ARI released its findings from a benchmarking survey that it conducted at its annual Energy Fleet Forum on May 15, 2012, in Houston. The company's survey found that many energy fleets haven’t established fuel or safety policies.

Tags: Upfitting, ARI, Utility Fleets

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