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Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Buying Vocational and Service Vans: Questions & Decision Points
Buy Bodies Better: Don’t Forget These Important Questions
8 Challenges Upfitting Light- & Medium-Duty Trucks
Innovative Work Van Upfit Applications
Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

October 19, 2017

How to Choose Racks and Bins

How to Choose Racks and Bins

Racks and bins turn trucks and vans into mobile workshops. With an abundance of options available to fleet managers, here’s all you need to know about these organizational devices.

October 11, 2017

Tips to Secure Your Rooftop Load

Tips to Secure Your Rooftop Load

Roof racks are a great way to carry extra gear; however, when it comes to carrying equipment on the roof, or any loads for that matter, there is a right and a wrong way to do it.

September 29, 2017

Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Home service companies offer a wide menu of services. This can require vehicles with plenty of space for equipment, upfitting to keep supplies organized, and a system that helps the main office keep track of vehicles.

August 8, 2017

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

Learning to Operate a Crane

Learning to Operate a Crane

Bobit Business Media editors learned how to operate a truck-mounted crane with help from equipment manufacturer Stellar Industries and custom truck builder Phenix Enterprises.

January 25, 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

Upfitting High-Roof and Compact Vans

Upfitting High-Roof and Compact Vans

From ladder racks to cargo solutions to partitions and more, van upfitting options are ready for any make, model, and vocational use.

October 26, 2016

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