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October 11, 2017

How to Choose Racks and Bins

Racks and bins turn trucks and vans into mobile workshops. With an abundance of options available to fleet managers, here’s all you need to know about these organizational devices.

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 9, 2017

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.

August 8, 2017

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.

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.

July 13, 2017

Work Van Upfit Ideas

Vans are an important tool for many fleet operations, from service to delivery to contractors and more. Due to the wide variety of vocations that utilize vans, upfitters have designed a number of options to help drivers do their jobs safely, quickly, and easily. Check out more information on each of the van upfit products here. 

July 3, 2017

Fleet Liability for Add-On Equipment

Employers put themselves and others at great risk when they fail to train their employees on the proper use of equipment. Failure to ensure that employees fully comply with equipment use policies can compound the liability risk.

April 13, 2017

StorMaster Storage System

ATC Truck Covers introduces a new truck bed and van storage system called StorMaster, offering a 200-pound capacity storage drawers beneath an 800-pound weight capacity ATC Bed System.

April 11, 2017

Crew Cab ProMaster Van Conversion

The FR Conversions ProMaster van upfit streamlines the work of two vehicles into one, with seating for up to six crew members and a cargo platform with heavy equipment roll-on and roll-off capability.

November 10, 2016

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Upfitting Vans

Avoid these five common van upfitting mistakes and follow a few important industry best practices to become a seasoned pro at van upfits.

October 26, 2016

Upfitting High-Roof and Compact Vans

From ladder racks to cargo solutions to partitions and more, van upfitting options are ready for any make, model, and vocational use.

October 10, 2016

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand. In recent years, the huge influxes of vehicles needing upfitting have left some upfitters, at times, overwhelmed.

September 13, 2016

High-Roof Vans Set New Productivity, Efficiency Standards

High-roof vans offer greater shelving capacity for tools and cargo and better ergonomics, reducing strain on workers.

August 30, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Van Ship-Thru Starts Oct. 1

Auto Truck Group's new facility will be located in Summerville, S.C. seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz van plant. The new service center is expected to be operational by Oct. 1.

August 24, 2016

Innovative Truck and Van Upfits

Rarely does one-size-fit-all in vehicle spec’ing and truck and van upfits are case-in-point. Manufacturers work to stay one step ahead of fleet needs with constant improvement and new product advancements.

May 16, 2016

All Successful Upfits Start with Careful Planning

There are a multitude of specialized fleet applications that require the installation of auxiliary equipment on a truck or in a van. What complicates the planning process is that there are as many ways to upfit a vehicle as there are chassis and body configurations. It is critical that you properly define a truck’s application to ensure the supplier builds the truck to meet its intended use.

March 3, 2016

Ranger Design Introduces Van Partition

Ranger Design has launched its new Max View Clear Top Composite safety partition to separate cargo from the passenger cabin in vans such as the Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Ram ProMaster City.

December 16, 2015

Knapheide's SubTropolis Upfit Facility

Truck and van upfitter Knapheide installs equipment in Transit vans at its underground SubTropolis upfitting facility that's part of an active limestone mine outside of Kansas City near Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant. The ambient temperature and low humidity of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit eliminates the need for heating and cooling. Photos by Paul Clinton and courtesy of Ford.

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