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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.

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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.

Time Capsule: Circa 1940 Tow Truck

Tow trucks are a ubiquitous part of the vehicle landscape, but this Harry H. Knaack Motors truck from around1940 must have made an impression.

Carpet Cleaning Fleet's Van Set-Up

The Auto Truck Group dedicated its new facility in Kansas City on October 9. Technicians were already hard at work upfitting Ford Transit vans for Tennant, a carpet cleaning company. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Wolski.

Spec'ing Work Trucks

Although work trucks are typically smaller and lighter than Class 8 freight haulers, often they are more complex and take more work to design and assemble. Work trucks are built to carry tools, parts, expendable supplies and other equipment that its driver or crew needs to accomplish a job.

Latest Upfits for New Cargo Vans

The commercial van marketplace’s landscape is changing rapidly with the introduction of a number of completely new van designs. Fleet upfitters are taking advantage of these new vehicles’ designs to provide a wider range of upfitting solutions that meet the diverse needs of today’s businesses.

Auto Truck Group Opens New Canadian Operations Center

Auto Truck Group, a North American upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of truck equipment, has open a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

Vehicle Upfitting: The Step-by-Step Process

Ever wonder about the process an upfitted vehicle goes through before it becomes a finished product? Work Truck takes readers on a journey through the upfitting process with the help of Auto Truck Group, an upfitter that specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of work truck equipment. This article takes you through the upfit process of a Ram 4500 spec’d for a light maintenance company, which took place at Auto Truck Group’s facility in Bartlett, Ill. The upfit consists of six main components: painting the chassis, mounting the service body, installing the LED lights, welding the hitch, and installing the cab guard and ladder rack. The 12 photos illustrate each step, from the paint booth to final inspection where it will be deemed ready for delivery to the end user.

Vehicle Upfitting: The Step-by-Step Process

An in-depth look at the upfitting process from start to finish is shared. Each significant step of the way is captured and described.

100-Plus Most Important Events in Fleet

As John F. Kennedy once said, “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”