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April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Photo of Ford Transit Utility exterior courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utilimaster, NAFA Institute & Expo, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Concept Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Vehicle Modifiers

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Supreme Recalling Trucks for Kidde Fire Extinguishers

Photo of Iner-City truck courtesy of Supreme Corp.

Supreme Corporation is recalling an estimated 33,321 2003-2018 Supreme Signature Van, Iner-City, Kold King and Service Body trucks equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers because they may malfunction.

Tags: Recalls, Emergency Kits, Safety, Supreme Corp., Truck Bodies, Service Bodies

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Shows Intelligent Upfit Technology at Work Truck Show

Originally released with the 2017 Ford Super Duty, now available on the 2018 Super Duty, and slated for the 2019 model year, Ford will be demonstrating the capabilities of its Upfitter Interface Module (UIM) at its booth at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Upfitting

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Ranger Design Unveils Van Flooring and Shelves

Photo of Ranger Design's shelving and flooring options by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design showed its new line of shelving and flooring system at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis. The company has also introduced an online configurator for its customers.

Tags: Ranger Design, Van Equipment, Van Shelving, Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Knapheide, Truck Bodies, Aluminum

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Weather Guard Announces New Truck Racks and Accessories

Weather Guard's Steel Truck Rack is designed for easy installation and can secure loads of up to 1,000 pounds. Photo: Weather Guard

Weather Guard has introduced a redesigned truck rack and a new collection of mounting kits at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Weather Guard, Storage, Roof Racks

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ram to Offer Verizon Connect-Powered Factory Telematics

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial will offer a comprehensive telematics package from Verizon Connect on select Ram commercial vehicles as part of a partnership with the connected vehicle provider announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Ram Truck, Verizon, Verizon Connect

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC Savana, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ship-Thru, Knapheide, Adrian Steel

November 15, 2017 - Press Release

Wheels Recognizes Upfit Supplier of the Year

(From left to right) Ahsan Rahim, COO, Wheels; Dave Decker, director, strategic planning, Canfield; Nate Gibson, VP of sales, Canfield; Larry Gibson, president and CEO, Canfield; Joe Brightwell, supply chain manager, Wheels; Steve Wolff, VP of operations, Wheels

Wheels Inc. named Canfield Equipment as the recipient of its 2017 Upfit Supplier of the Year Award for performance excellence, exemplary service, and innovation. This is the second year the award has been presented by the fleet management company.

Tags: Awards, Wheels Inc., Upfitters, Fleet Management Companies

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Dejana Opens Underground Ship-Thru Facility

Dejana's new ship-thru facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis. (Photo: Dejana)

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced the opening of a new 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Transit, Ship Thru, Dejana Truck Equipment, Upfitters

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Nissan TItan XD Adds Snow Plow Prep Package

The new Snow Plow Prep Package features high-capacity, heavy-duty front springs and is available for use with five leading snow plow manufacturers. (Photo courtesy of Nissan)

Though winter officially doesn’t start until December 21, the 2018 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup will be ready for the worst the season can throw at it with the arrival of a new Snow Plow Prep Package.

Tags: Winter Driving, Nissan, SnowEx, Meyer, Snow Plow, Western, Nissan Titan, Fisher, Boss

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

Tags: USPS, Spartan Motors, Cabovers, Utilimaster, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

Tags: Ford, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-250, Vehicle Modifiers

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

Tags: Masterack, Mergers & Acquisitions, J.B. Poindexter, Van Equipment

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Begins Transit Connect Ship-Thru

Photo of 2017 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

The Auto Truck Group will begin using its New Jersey facility to offer ship-through services for the Transit Connect compact van under a new agreement with Ford, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ford Transit Connect, Ship-Thru, Van Upfitting

July 10, 2017 - Press Release

Auto Truck Group Hires Vocational Fleet Sales Manager

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Auto Truck Group has hired Moza Fay as a vocational fleet sales manager, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Upfitters, Vocational Fleets, New Hire

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Parcel Delivery Fleets Up Orders from Utilimaster

The vans are available in lengths of 12 feet or 14 feet, the Reach provides 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage and up to 27 inches more headroom than a conventional cargo van. (Photo courtesy of Utilimaster)

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach walk-in vans. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the same vehicle this past week.

Tags: Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Reach, Parcel Delivery Service, Step Vans

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Merchants Hires Senior Truck and Upfit Engineer

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Merchants Fleet Management has hired Joe Birren as senior truck and upfit engineer, the fleet management company has announced.

Tags: Upfitting, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Merchants Fleet Management, New Hire

April 21, 2017 - Global News

Opel Expands SUV Lineup with Grandland X

Photo of the Opel Grandland X courtesy of Opel.

Opel has revealed the Opel Grandland X crossover SUV, the third member of the automakers Opel X family line of SUVs which look to capitalize on the increasing popularity of SUVs.

Tags: Global, Compact SUVs, Opel

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, XL Hybrids, Ship-Thru, Knapheide

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Software, Ram Truck, Augmented Reality

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ship-Thru, CNG Conversions, Landi Renzo, Ford E-Series, Ford F-Series

February 15, 2017 - Press Release

Ranger Design Donates to Montreal Hospital

Ranger Design has donated $100,000 to the Montreal Neurological Institute to help the hospital launch its Neuro-Palliative Care program, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Charity, Ranger Design

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Spartan Sets Up Van Upfitting Near Transit Plant

Spartan Motors' fleet upfitting division has opened a new assembly facility in Kansas City to provide fleets with tailored upfits of cargo vans and other fleet vehicles in close proximity to Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant that produces the Transit full-size van.

Tags: Upfitting, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Ship-Thru, Van Equipment

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