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8 Challenges Upfitting Light- & Medium-Duty Trucks
Consequences of Extended Truck Replacement Cycles

Consequences of Extended Truck Replacement Cycles

The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements.

August 19, 2016

Spec'ing Trucks to Maximize Productivity

Spec'ing Trucks to Maximize Productivity

The No. 1 consideration when spec’ing a truck is payload. The weight of the payload determines the engine displacement, transmission, size of tires, and frame type. You determine the payload by determining the fleet application.

August 15, 2016

Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Terex Rolls Out Utility Truck Spec'ing Standards

Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks, that complies with bid specs, costs less to purchase and takes less time to produce.

January 19, 2016

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 Chassis-Mounted Auxiliary Equipment

Top 10 Trends in Chassis-Mounted Auxiliary Equipment

Key trends in auxiliary equipment specifications focus on driver productivity and idle reduction using telematics, safety enhancements with crash avoidance sensors, and maximizing space using multi-function equipment.

May 26, 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

Need a Lift? Remember to Spec the Right Liftgate

Need a Lift? Remember to Spec the Right Liftgate

The primary reasons to buy a liftgate include reducing the risk of injury and the ability to increase efficiency and productivity. However, there are several points to remember when considering available options.

June 26, 2013

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

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Incorrectly spec’ing a refrigerated truck can be costly to both a fleet and a company’s clients. Knowing what mistakes to avoid when spec’ing can go a long way to impacting the bottom line and increasing company business.

March 14, 2013

How to Spec Dump Bodies for Light- & Medium-Duty Trucks
20-Point Checklist: Spec’ing Flatbed Trucks

20-Point Checklist: Spec’ing Flatbed Trucks

While flatbeds may seem basic, there are several options to consider that impact cost, payload capacity, fuel economy, and crew productivity. Here are 20 points to consider.

January 1, 2011

7 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing a Service Body

7 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing a Service Body

Service technicians utilize a variety of tools and equipment that must be kept organized and within reach. With the multitude of available options, these seven questions will help narrow the field.

November 8, 2010

21 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies
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