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Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Photo courtesy of Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment.

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Roof-Mounted vs. Interior Ladder Racks

When it comes to hauling ladders, which is the better way – carrying them inside or on top of a van? There are pros and cons for each method.

Photo courtesy of Niyato

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Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

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Domino's Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Domino's DXP (Delivery Expert) purpose-built pizza delivery vehicle includes a warming oven and more space to store pizzas and other tools. Read the full story here. Video courtesy of Domino's.

Domino's DXP making its way to the U.S. Photo courtesy of Domino's.

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Top-Rated Domino's Store to Receive Custom Delivery Vehicle

Domino's is launching a new campaign and competition that will allow customers in the U.S. to nominate a specific store they think deserves the customized Domino's vehicle. The store with the most votes will win the vehicle.

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Nissan's 'Winter Warrior' Concepts

Ahead of the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan has given a Pathfinder, Murano, and Rogue an aggressive makeover, equipping them with heavy-duty snow tracks. The custom heavy-duty DOMINATOR Tracks from American Track Truck, Inc., are 48 inches long, 30 inches high, and 15 inches wide, and replace the vehicles' wheels and tires. The suspensions and wheel wells were modified to fit the snow tracks, but otherwise all drivetrain components, including the engines and Xtronic transmissions, are standard.

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Stellar Exits Kiefer Trailer Manufacturing Business

Stellar Industries announced that it will close its Kiefer Manufacturing facility in Sneedville, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 2015, and transition its Kanawha, Iowa, operation to a Stellar company effective Jan. 1, 2016.

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.

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