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What's Impacting Truck Replacement?

Big Data, tax law changes, new vehicle options, fuel prices, and more, are impacting fleets decisions about when to replace their trucks.

Upfitter Backlogs Created by Strong Truck Demand

Strong demand for light- and medium-duty trucks in the 2018 model-year increased order-to-delivery (OTD) times, resulting in widespread upfitter backlogs despite reduced fleet allocation availability due to competing strong retail demand for trucks.

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.

Plumbing & HVAC Vocational Fleet Spotlight

From order-to-delivery (OTD) and upfit challenges to the constant need to manage fuel expenses due to the overall total miles traveled, downtime is not an option for these vocational fleets.

18 Recommendations to Improve OTD for Upfits

Strong demand from retail and fleet customers helped fuel truck and van sales in 2015. While good news for OEMs, this increased production volume resulted in order-to-delivery (OTD) delays. Experts offer suggestions on how to improve OTD.