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Avoid the 'If-it-Fits-it-Ships' Trap

Avoid the 'If-it-Fits-it-Ships' Trap

Overloading can have serious consequences for truck fleets ranging from accidents to increased maintenance costs to DOT citations. Make sure fleet trucks are properly spec’d and that drivers avoid “pack-ratting” tools and other supplies.

November 10, 2014

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

Standardizing Vehicle Specs to Slash Fleet Costs

Standardizing Vehicle Specs to Slash Fleet Costs

While it is tempting to adopt a “more-the-merrier” approach to vehicle spec’ing, fewer specs can actually offer more options, netting happier drivers and fewer administrative headaches.

February 5, 2013

15-Point Checklist: How to Select the Right Pickup for the Job
The Fundamentals of Spec'ing Trucks for Towing
10 Factors in Spec’ing Drive-Axle Ratios for Medium-Duty Trucks
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

Selecting the Right Cargo Van for Your Fleet

Selecting the Right Cargo Van for Your Fleet

The same van specs used for the past 10 years might not match fleet requirements today. Several steps are outlined to ensure the best cargo van is selected for fleet needs.

November 8, 2010

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

6 Cost-Effective Strategies for Purchasing Stock Trucks
21 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies
Is Carbon Fiber the Future of Truck Bodies?

Is Carbon Fiber the Future of Truck Bodies?

While cost remains an obstacle to widespread acceptance of carbon-body trucks, this lightweight, durable, and strong material can facilitate fleet vehicle downsizing, promote fuel-efficient engines, and help extend lifecycles.

July 7, 2010

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