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Q. How does upfitting impact operating costs?

A. Having the proper upfit can reduce your operating costs. Properly spec’ing the chassis and upfit equipment based on what payload the vehicle is intended to haul can prevent premature drivetrain, tire, suspension, and brake wear. This will help you control fuel and maintenance expenditures. Safety features can also reduce accidents, downtime, and insurance claims for both drivers and vehicles.

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Answered by : Tom Coffey

Vice President

With over 30 years of experience Tom is an expert in both the fleet and equipment leasing industry. As a member of senior leadership he provides not only vision for the company, but also helps delivers best-in-class results across all operating areas. Tom is also instrumental in helping to elevate and advance the Merchant Fleet Management brand.

With over 30 years of experience Tom is an expert in both the fleet and equipment leasing industry. As a member of senior leadership he provides not only vision for the company, but also helps delivers best-in-class results across all operating areas. Tom is also instrumental in helping to elevate and advance the Merchant Fleet Management brand.

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Q. Which is more optimal: short lifecycles or longer lifecycles?

A. Ultimately there is no one “right” answer when it comes to managing vehicle lifecycles. Determining which lifecycle strategy makes sense for your fleet involves understanding and even anticipating the types of maintenance that will be required at different stages of the vehicle’s life. For example...

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