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Photo courtesy of Auto Truck Group.

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Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

The Auto Truck Group is urging small businesses to take advantage of the federal Section 179 deduction on equipment that allows a deduction of as much as $500,000 on new and used equipment purchases.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

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Ram's Tablet App Helps Fleets Configure Vans

Fiat-Chrysler's Ram Commercial has developed a mobile app for tablets that allows fleet and business customers to view possible upfits when purchasing one of the 14 configurations of the ProMaster cargo van.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker courtesy of MBUSA.

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Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

Spending time in the field and fully understanding your fleet application will help ensure a smooth upfitting process. (Photo courtesy of Ranger Design)

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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.

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Knapheide Inventory Now Searchable with Work Truck Solutions

Work Truck Solutions, an online platform for commercial truck inventory searches by body type and chassis, has partnered with Knapheide Manufacturing Company.

Adrian Steel’s Drop-Down and Grip Lock Ladder Racks provide lighter options for ladder storage and ease of access. (Photo: Adrian Steel)

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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.

Photo of Transit full-size van courtesy of Ford.

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Vans Update: Surging Sales, Growing Choices

Sales of commercial vans may set a record this year and helping drive that traffic is a wider array of offerings in three distinct size categories.

(From r. to l.) Joe Brightwell, Supply Chain Manager, Wheels; Mike Violi, President and CEO, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Mark Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Service Vehicles, Wheels; Russ Gilpin, Vice President Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Michael Violi, Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Brad Brubaker, CFO, Midway Specialty Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Wheels, Inc.

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Midway Specialty Vehicles Earns Wheels Supplier Award

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles with its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

Dejana’s exterior shelving system allows customers to keep equipment off the floor and ready to use. (Photo courtesy of Dejana)

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High-Roof Vans Set New Productivity, Efficiency Standards

High-roof vans offer greater shelving capacity for tools and cargo and better ergonomics, reducing strain on workers.

Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

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Mercedes-Benz Van Ship-Thru Starts Oct. 1

Auto Truck Group's new facility will be located in Summerville, S.C. seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz van plant. The new service center is expected to be operational by Oct. 1.

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