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January 22, 2018

Optimized Truck TCO Starts with the Right Specs

Vehicle specifications should be defined by the fleet application and mission requirements. A truism in truck fleet management is to design a truck that will accommodate your operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to the truck. Here's how you do it.

January 17, 2018

Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

December 22, 2017

Discrimination Against Vocational Vehicles

Can a branded vocational vehicle be ticketed for being parked in an employee driver’s home driveway? Or, can it be subject to a fine if legally parked overnight on the side of a street? Before you say no, think again. These discriminatory practices occur regularly when vocational vehicles are parked in residential areas governed by a homeowner association (HOA). In fact, the type of restrictions implemented against vocational or branded vehicles can run the gamut and are at the whim of the HOA.

December 20, 2017

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

December 19, 2017

EZ-LoDown Ladder Rack

The Kargo Master EZ-LoDown Drop Down Ladder Rack is designed and engineered to gently lower and raise a ladder into position for easy loading and unloading.

December 18, 2017

LoadMaster In-Bed Cargo System

LTA Manufacturing, LLC, now offers the LoadMaster series of in-bed sliding tray cargo management systems, including the LoadMaster Composite (CP) Bed System, LoadMaster SD (Standard Duty), and LoadMaster HD (Heavy Duty).

December 12, 2017

Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

December 4, 2017

2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Ambulance

Dave Sowers, head of commercial vehicle marketing for Ram, takes Automotive Fleet on a walk-around tour of a Ram 5500 Chassis Cab that has been upfit for service with the Los Angeles Fire Department. He also discusses the many vehicle options designed to meet the ever-changing needs of fleets, how total cost of ownership is still a crucial factor in fleet decision making, and what fleet managers can expect in 2018. Read our full coverage at the L.A. Auto Show.

October 30, 2017

LINE-X Launches Fleet Upfitting Solution

LINE-X, a provider of protective coatings and spray-on bed-liners, has launched a new service that offers complete light- and medium-duty work truck upfitting. The service offers a quick turnaround, discounts of up to 15%, and centralized control over jobs being completed at multiple shops all across North America.

October 16, 2017

Q. What is important to ask about when it comes to customer service?

A. Your contact options should never be limited to an 800 number...

October 16, 2017

NTEA Produces New Training Course

NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.

October 11, 2017

Rack & Bin Options

There are a number of rack and bin options to help secure tools and materials in your truck or van. Know what's available for your varying fleet needs. 

September 5, 2017

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

August 22, 2017

Aluminum Folding Ladder

The new Aluminum Folding Ladder from Rhino-Rack is the ideal accessory to access those hard-to-reach items on top of a truck without straining your back.

August 17, 2017

Swint Named Head of Travis Body and Trailer

Stuart Swint was named general manager and president of Travis Body and Trailer, whose current head is retiring.

July 23, 2017

Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

July 21, 2017

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Field Service

Telematics can help field service fleets with dispatching, asset and personnel productivity, customer satisfaction, and more.

July 17, 2017

Q. How do we start the vehicle upfitting process?

A. The best source to obtain feedback is to work with customers, drivers, and field technicians. The drivers and field technicians operate the equipment and know what is required to perform their daily job functions...

July 17, 2017

Q. How does vehicle upfitting optimize efficiency?

A. Standardizing vehicle and upfit specs can have numerous operational benefits. This can streamline initial vehicle ordering, provide consistent asset-to-asset capitalized cost, reduce new driver training, and provide flexibility when reassigning...

July 17, 2017

Q. Can vehicle upfitting improve driver safety and reduce vehicle accidents?

A. Yes. A properly spec'd upfit design can help reduce driver injuries, and insurance and liability claims. Aftermarket equipment such as grab handles, step bumpers, side steps, and drop-down ladder racks can reduce driver strain and fatigue...

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