-  Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Across the U.S. and Canada, utility fleet managers are relying more and more on heavy-duty vehicle lifts to increase safety in the shop and improve uptime on the road, according to a marketing analysis from lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni.

Utility vehicles need quick turnaround times and maintenance technicians must maximize uptime so that trucks are prepared for emergencies and calls from the public. According to the report, many trucks are heavier than past models because newer models often have fewer axles, increasing the weight placed on one axle as opposed to two. Additional benefits of vehicle lifts include safer conditions in the shop and environmentally conscious mandates.

There are many vehicle lift options on the market to accommodate a variety of vehicles, including portable mobile lifts and four-post lifts. For many of these models, an easy drive-on and drive-off functionality allows for efficient oil changes and lube jobs.

Related: Study Shows Lighting Key to Maintaining Shop Safety

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