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Isuzu Offers New Cabover Bodies

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. will begin offering several new utility and service bodies from Knapheide and Supreme Corp. for its N-Series cabover trucks, the company has announced.

End-User Input Is the Key Factor to a Successful Upfit

The key objective of end-user discussions is to match the truck with the fleet application. Once you have completed your discussions, make sure the completed upfit specs have been reviewed and approved by all parties prior to order placement. It is critical to have a documented sign-off to avoid misunderstandings that result in after-the-fact upfitting modifications.

Supreme Recalling Trucks for Kidde Fire Extinguishers

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.

Learning to Operate a Crane

Bobit Business Media editors learned how to operate a truck-mounted crane with help from equipment manufacturer Stellar Industries and custom truck builder Phenix Enterprises.

Upfitting Options for Light-Duty Trucks

Light-duty trucks are often used by vocational fleets, and the needs of these fleets vary. Upfitting options range from storage solutions and inserts to full service bodies and everything in between.

Removing Murphy’s Law from the Upfit Process

The multitude of upfitting options and potential configurations makes it easy to fulfill Murphy’s Law, which states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Unfortunately, in many cases, who triggers Murphy’s Law is the fleet manager who does not carefully review the upfit specs, or has not consulted thoroughly with the actual users of the equipment, or attempts to over-engineer the upfit. These are all avoidable mistakes.

All Successful Upfits Start with Careful Planning

There are a multitude of specialized fleet applications that require the installation of auxiliary equipment on a truck or in a van. What complicates the planning process is that there are as many ways to upfit a vehicle as there are chassis and body configurations. It is critical that you properly define a truck’s application to ensure the supplier builds the truck to meet its intended use.

Aluminum Mechanics Bumper

The Pride Bodies aluminum mechanics bumper is more lightweight and corrosion-resistant than a comparable steel bumper. The aluminum part reduces 200 pounds of weight compared to steel.