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December 4, 2017

2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Ambulance

Dave Sowers, head of commercial vehicle marketing for Ram, takes Automotive Fleet on a walk-around tour of a Ram 5500 Chassis Cab that has been upfit for service with the Los Angeles Fire Department. He also discusses the many vehicle options designed to meet the ever-changing needs of fleets, how total cost of ownership is still a crucial factor in fleet decision making, and what fleet managers can expect in 2018. Read our full coverage at the L.A. Auto Show.

November 22, 2017

Ga. County's New Vehicles Will Reduce Maintenance Costs

The closure of a nearby state hospital has Thomas County, Ga., officers driving longer distances to drop off individuals requiring mental health services, resulting in increased maintenance costs.

November 1, 2017

NC City's Patrol Cars Get New Look

The City of Kinston, N.C., Police Department is moving to a black-and-white color scheme for its patrol cars, replacing its white vehicles. The city has ordered 10 Dodge Chargers with the new vehicle graphics.

October 3, 2017

Lighter, Safer, More Efficient: What’s New in Upfitting?

As fleets get leaner and more versatile, their upfitting choices are evolving to meet new needs and keep up with the industry. We spoke to upfitting experts about what fleets should know.

September 1, 2017

The Efficiency of the CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line similar to one found in an automaker's factory to add auxiliary equipment to about 1,000 vehicles per year.

September 1, 2017

CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line to set up its law enforcement vehicles to achieve uniformity with the location and type of equipment so officers will know where to find buttons and equipment during a dynamic, evolving scenario. Capt. Steve Mills, fleet operations commander, showed us the operation. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

August 8, 2017

Improper Upfitting Caused Carbon Monoxide Exposure in P.I. Utility, Ford Says

Responding to concerns about carbon monoxide exposure in Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, Ford cited improperly sealed holes in the body of the vehicles that were created during the upfitting process.

June 1, 2017

Corrosion Resistant Toppers, Inserts

BrandFX EverLast composite toppers and inserts offer a secure work and storage space, backed by the latest in composite chemistry and structural design. They provide industry-leading resistance to corrosion and are completely oxidation-free.

May 26, 2017

Stainless Steel Eliminator LP Dump Body

Rugby Manufacturing Eliminator LP stainless steel dump body Includes new standard features including LED lights that help increase visibility for greater safety and 201 #4 polished finish that gives a premium product a premium finish.

May 16, 2017

How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

April 21, 2017

UST Aluminum Truck Bodies

Earlier in 2017, Prefix acquired the assets of Product Assembly Group in Troy, Mich., which built UST Aluminum Truck Bodies for commercial vehicle applications. Truck body production is now underway at its Rochester Hills, Mich., location.

March 15, 2017

Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

February 22, 2017

Fleet Install Team Saves Texas Police Nearly $1M

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Fleet Operations installation group has helped save the DPS $966,500 through equipment refurbishment and in-house installation on Texas Highway Patrol vehicles.

February 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

December 28, 2016

Government Fleet's Top 10 Articles for 2016

Police-related articles continue to dominate Government-fleet.com as the most popular topic for 2016. Popular stories about law enforcement cover patrol vehicles, equipment, and upfitting.

December 14, 2016

Police Upfitting: In-House or Outsource?

Whether a public agency upfits its own police vehicles or sends them out depends on a variety of factors. Here’s why agencies choose their methods and some best practices they’ve learned from years of experience.

October 12, 2016

Nev. Sheriff's Office Upfits K9 Vehicle with Community Donations

The Carson City (Nev.) Sheriff's Office is making its K9 Unit vehicles safer thanks to donations from the community.

August 25, 2016

Masterack’s Steel Interiors Boost Productivity

The Atlanta-based upfitter specializes in designing bins, shelves, partitions, workstations, and more for a wide range of fleet vehicles.

March 2, 2016

Ram Truck Models Receive More PTO Options

Ram Commercial has announced a new power take-off option for the Ram Chassis Cab — a left side PTO rated at 60 horsepower of output available in gas and diesel 4x4 models.

July 7, 2015

The System is Still Broken

Looking back on the problems that plague the OEM vehicle ordering and delivery process. And deciding what can be done to repair this broken system.

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