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4 Steps to Reduce Vehicle Downtime

If your trucks aren’t up and running, they aren’t providing you a return on investment. Here are some factors to consider when trying to keep your drivers on the road.

More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

A growing trend in second-stage manufacturing is light-weighting, which involves specifying lighter-weight materials to achieve an overall weight reduction to an upfitted vehicle. Specifying lighter-weight upfit materials decreases the vehicle’s curb weight, which, in turn, lowers operating costs by reducing fuel consumption and decreases emissions.

Understanding Work Truck Suspensions

Truck suspensions support the load, provide stability, and cushion the ride. Understand your options to ensure the best suspension is spec’ed on your valuable work truck assets.

Asset Simplification vs. Asset Standardization

The key to reducing asset variability is to involve user groups early on and to gain their buy-in by framing the asset simplification discussion as ways to enhance user productivity and safety, and creating cost efficiencies that contribute to P&L objectives.

10 Upfitting Proverbs From the School of Hard Knocks

A proverb is a phrase that gives real-world advice learned from practical experience. Upfitting is complicated and there are many opportunities to make mistakes, sometimes very expensive ones. Here are 10 proverbs for a successful upfit.

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