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J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

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.

Photo of 2017 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

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Auto Truck Group Begins Transit Connect Ship-Thru

The Auto Truck Group will begin using its New Jersey facility to offer ship-through services for the Transit Connect compact van under a new agreement with Ford, the upfitter has announced.

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Wabash National to Buy Truck Body Maker Supreme

Impact that rising tide of e-commerce shipping is having on the need for more “final mile” deliveries cited as driving factor behind acquisition.

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.

Photo of Journeyman replacement bumper courtesy of Luverne Truck Equipment.

Products

Journeyman HD Truck Replacement Bumper

The Journeyman is a bumper and brush guard combination. It is built from 10-gauge steel and schedule-40 pipe, welded together into a one-piece design.

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.

Products

BXR Series Translucent Roof Panels

US Liner Company is offering BXR Translucent Roof panels, a new, composite panel that can be used to create a translucent roof option on dry van bodies and trailers.

Image of V-Maxx G2 Hopper Spreader courtesy of SnowEx

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V-Maxx G2 Hopper Spreader

Equipped with updated controls and enhanced material spreading features, the new SnowEx V-Maxx G2 hopper spreaders offer greater performance and operating efficiency for contractors and municipalities on large ice control applications.

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IMT Names New Sales Team Members

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), a manufacturer of service vehicles, truck-mounted cranes, hydraulic loaders, and air compressors, announced two new hires for its sales team.

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