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


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.


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.


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)


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.


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


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.


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)


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.


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.


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.

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Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

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