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Upfits, such as the aluminum service body by Reading Truck Body pictured, impact overall order-to-delivery times. (PHOTO: Reading Truck Body)

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18 Recommendations to Improve OTD for Upfits

Strong demand from retail and fleet customers helped fuel truck and van sales in 2015. While good news for OEMs, this increased production volume resulted in order-to-delivery (OTD) delays. Experts offer suggestions on how to improve OTD.

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Auto Truck Group VP of Sales and Marketing Retires

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, today announced that Dennis Jones, vice president of sales and marketing, plans to retire at year’s end after more than 29 years with the company.

Photo: Scotts LawnService

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Reading Sets Up Lawn Care Truck Fleet

Reading Truck Body has been providing the upfit set-up for about a third of the Scotts LawnService fleet of Ford F-150 to F-450 trucks at its Louisville, Ky., site, Reading announced.

Carefully review specification quotes. Advise your engineer and upfit supplier of required items during the initial request to ensure they’re included.

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14 Tips to Improve Upfit Spec'ing

We give you 14 suggestions about how to improve fleet truck upfitting from our "dream team" of 18 subject-matter experts in part 2 of our two-part series.

As commercial fleets move to the new Euro-style cargo vans, they have many more interior options to consider. This has a downstream effect on other changes, involving other components, such as ladder racks, due to the different roof-height configurations. (PHOTO: CHRIS WOLSKI)

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Top 10 Trends in Truck, Van Upfitting

Among the top trends influencing commercial fleets are an increased focus on designing upfit equipment to enhance safety and driver productivity, greater use of lightweight materials, and standardization of upfit specifications.

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Leggett & Platt Reconfigures Upfitting Facilities

To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announced the expansion of its Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore, and closure of the Elyria, Ohio, install facility.

Adrian Steel's new facility will support the installation of cargo management solutions for the full-size Ford Transit van. Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

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Adrian Steel's K.C. Facility Improves Fleet Upfitting Cycle

Adrian Steel's $4.7 million Kansas City facility was created to provide best-in-class cargo management solutions for its Ford Transit customers on time.

The Ram ProMaster City cargo models offer a load compartment with a cargo volume of 131.7 cubic feet and a cargo width of 60.4 inches. (PHOTO: RAM TRUCKS)

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Ram ProMaster City is Upfitter Friendly, Business Ready

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is based on the Fiat Doblo, a two-time International Van of the Year winner with more than 1.3 million units sold. Built on a 122.4-inch wheelbase, it is available in cargo and wagon versions.

Photo: The Auto Truck Group

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Auto Truck Group to Open St. Louis Facility

The Auto Truck Group has announced that it will be opening a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility later this month. Shipping will begin on January 5, 2015 from the facility located at 21 Elaine Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri.

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Auto Truck Group Supplies Upfits for Israel Defense Force

The Auto Truck Group is on track to supply the Israel Defense Force (IDF) with more than 200 upfit extended cab Ram 3500 pickup trucks.

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