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August 9, 2017

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.

December 28, 2016

Work Truck's Top 10 Articles in 2016

The 2016 calendar-year brought about more new-vehicle launches, an increased interest in upfitting and truck spec'ing, continued concerns about controlling fuel costs, and new technology and features on trucks than ever before.

July 15, 2016

20 Spec'ing Mistakes that Negatively Impact Truck Resale

When spec'ing a truck, it is critical to find the balance between building a truck to perform the intended job function and ensuring there will be a strong secondary buyer demand in the resale market at the end of its lifecycle.

May 1, 2016

Spec’ing Light- and Medium-Duty Trucks to Maximize Resale Values

How you spec a truck has a direct bearing on its future resale. Here are the some of the dos and don’ts in truck spec’ing that will impact resale values.

November 24, 2014

How to Cost-Effectively Manage a High-Mileage Truck Fleet

Better vehicle quality and the economic crisis of 2008-2009 have both impacted what most view as the traditional lifecycle for a truck fleet.

November 10, 2014

Avoid the 'If-it-Fits-it-Ships' Trap

Overloading can have serious consequences for truck fleets ranging from accidents to increased maintenance costs to DOT citations. Make sure fleet trucks are properly spec’d and that drivers avoid “pack-ratting” tools and other supplies.

March 30, 2012

Poor Truck Ergonomics 'Cramp' Fleet Productivity

A one-size-fits-all approach to truck specifications is an ergonomic minefield, which could have litigious consequences. In addition, there are increased field complaints about “less-than-ergonomic” upfit decisions. Besides health issues, poor ergonomics is also a key contributor to preventable accidents. Proactively resolving ergonomic issues can have a significant impact in reducing workers’ comp costs, improving productivity, and decreasing fatigue-induced driver errors.

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