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December 4, 2017

2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab LAFD Ambulance Upfit

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.

 

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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...

July 17, 2017

Q. How does vehicle upfitting reduce costs?

A. In addition to reducing accidents and insurance costs, vehicle and upfit packages which have been correctly spec’d with operational and lifecycle efficiency in mind can provide the greatest return on investment...

July 13, 2017

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.

June 29, 2017

Lighting Innovations to Revolutionize Work Truck Productivity & Safety

We are in the midst of a lighting revolution in the automotive industry that started with the proliferation of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). More dramatic lighting innovations are fast emerging, such as laser diodes, organic LEDs, and dynamic bending light headlamps. Historically, new automotive technologies have always first manifested themselves in luxury brands, then migrated downward to lower trim level models and non-retail customers such as the vocational work truck market.

June 12, 2017

Dominator III Mechanics Truck

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), has introduced the new Dominator III 11-foot mechanics truck and 25-foot 12,000-pound telescopic crane.

June 9, 2017

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research doing the upfitting job right can be easier than it appears.

June 1, 2017

Corrosion Resistant Toppers, Inserts

BrandFX EverLast composite toppers and inserts offer a secure work and storage space, backed by the latest in composite chemistry and structural design. They provide industry-leading resistance to corrosion and are completely oxidation-free.

May 30, 2017

Canadian Company Invests in eNow

Canadian Solar Inc., a solar power company, announced that it has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry.

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