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Lightweighting

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Upfit Lightweighting is More Complex Than Simply Reducing Weight

Photo of Aluminum Classic II service body courtesy of The Reading Group.

March 16, 2015

When used in the manufacture of truck bodies and van equipment, lightweight materials, such as thinner gauge high-strength steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and plastic composites, enable fleets to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel economy, increase legal payload, and even drop down to a smaller (often more fuel-efficient) vehicle.

Tags: Upfitting, Truck Fleets, Lightweighting, Spec'ing

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, March 16, 2015 9:30 AM | » Comments(2)

Top Trends in Truck Fleet Management in 2014

November 27, 2013

Calendar-years 2014 and 2015 will be pivotal years for truck fleet management due to the discontinuation of long-time commercial vehicles and the all-new replacement models and upfit packages entering the market. This is prompting vehicle and equipment specification revisions from the perspective of fleet efficiencies and driver satisfaction. Here are the Top 12 trends.

Tags: Ergonomics, telematics, Upfitting, Sustainability, Lightweighting, Lifecycling, antich

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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