BARTLETT, ILAuto Truck Group, an upfitter specializing in design, manufacture and installation of truck equipment, has been awarded ship through capabilities for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SWB 2WD and 4WD. The vehicle will be added to the Fort Worth, Texas location.

Under this arrangement, fleets will use the ship through code Vi1 when ordering the models listed above. The vehicles will then be shipped to the Auto Truck Group’s Fort Worth facility for upfitting of fleet-requested equipment. Once completed, the trucks will be shipped back to General Motors Arlington, Texas facility for final delivery.

Ship through upfits can include items such as: strobe lights, hitches, truck tool boxes, GPS systems, mobile radios and decals. Ship through is primarily used by companies whose fleet is spread out over a large area, according to Auto Truck Group.

“Using ship through services provides fleets additional assurance that vehicles will be upfit correctly, quickly, and consistently,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dennis Jones. Auto Truck Group has ship through services with all major truck manufacturers.