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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.

Cab Guard or Ladder Rack?

Type and size of equipment combined with intended application determines which solution is right for your truck.

2019 Nissan Rogue: 5 Fleet Features

Nissan's Rogue compact SUV has found a niche among certain service and delivery fleets with dedicated ship-through, safety tech, and cargo-carrying attributes.

Isuzu Creates New Craft Beer Truck

Isuzu has developed a truck aimed at helping the growing craft beer market, in collaboration with Supreme, Delivery Concepts, and Bottle Logic.

Morgan Adds to GM Bailment Pool Locations

Morgan Truck Body reached an agreement with General Motors Fleet to increase the number of bailment pool locations, allowing it to more swiftly meet growing demands for upfitted Chevrolet and GM vehicles.

Focus on Metrics That Enhance an Upfitter Partnership

Many upfitters are operating at capacity, necessitating fleets be extra attentive to specifications because any engineering change will even further delay OTD. It is times like today that reinforces the value of advance planning and the creation of fleet metrics to measure progress.

Three Steps to a Successful Upfit: Plan, Plan, Plan

We all agree that planning is crucial to the success of any project, but it is especially important when spec’ing a new upfit. Conceptually, most fleet managers will agree with this statement, but it isn’t always followed in actual practice.

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.