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8 Challenges Upfitting Light- & Medium-Duty Trucks
Ways to Set Up Your Work Van

Ways to Set Up Your Work Van

Upfitters provide a multitude of options to turn your vans into the perfect tool for your trade, from shelving and storage to ladder racks and partitions.

July 13, 2017

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research doing the upfitting job right can be easier than it appears.

June 9, 2017

10 Disadvantages to Using an Upfitter Service Level Agreement

10 Disadvantages to Using an Upfitter Service Level Agreement

Standardized delivery timelines stipulated in an SLA can create unrealistic expectations. Also, the relationship can become transactional in nature, with a risk of damaging the relationship if there are penalties for missed metrics.

January 20, 2017

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Upfitting Vans

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Upfitting Vans

Avoid these five common van upfitting mistakes and follow a few important industry best practices to become a seasoned pro at van upfits.

November 10, 2016

Masterack’s Steel Interiors Boost Productivity
Lightweighting: Less is More

Lightweighting: Less is More

The process of lightweighting a fleet of vehicles involves more than simply moving down a vehicle class or removing weight from an overloaded vehicle.

May 16, 2016

18 Recommendations to Improve OTD for Upfits

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.

November 20, 2015

14 Tips to Improve Upfit Spec'ing

14 Tips to Improve Upfit Spec'ing

We give you 14 suggestions about how to improve fleet truck upfitting from our "dream team" of 18 subject-matter experts in part 2 of our two-part series.

September 18, 2015

18 Ways to Improve the Upfit Planning Process

18 Ways to Improve the Upfit Planning Process

A “dream team” of 18 fleet truck experts was assembled to discuss ways to optimize the upfitting process. In part 1 of our two-part series, these subject-matter experts reveal how to avoid common upfitting mistakes. It all starts with proper planning.

September 8, 2015

Top 10 Trends in Truck, Van Upfitting

Top 10 Trends in Truck, Van Upfitting

Among the top trends influencing commercial fleets are an increased focus on designing upfit equipment to enhance safety and driver productivity, greater use of lightweight materials, and standardization of upfit specifications.

May 26, 2015

Adrian Steel's K.C. Facility Improves Fleet Upfitting Cycle
Auto Truck Group Dedicates KC Facility

Auto Truck Group Dedicates KC Facility

The new facility combines the company's former Kansas City locations into one centralized hub. The location will handle unique, complex upfits as well as serve as a ship-thru facility for the Ford Transit and F-150.

February 2, 2015

Taking a Long-Term Approach to Designing an Emergency Response Vehicle
What to Do When Upfits Go Wrong

What to Do When Upfits Go Wrong

Experts share their advice on how fleet managers can most effectively manage an upfit “crisis” and get things back on track.

May 28, 2013

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