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February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department

6 Steps to Better Work Truck Body Upfits

Upfitters will assemble exactly what’s spec’d, but need an advance warning of any special materials required. And, do the specs account for how the truck will be used and include input from the workers who’ll use it? Are the chassis’ wheelbase and cab-to-axle dimensions, among other things, correct for the body? Photos: Auto Truck Group

By Mike Antich

Upfitting a truck chassis to perform a specific task requires planning and coordination among suppliers, fleet managers and end users.

Tags: Upfitting, Truck Bodies, Upfitters

April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

How to Shop the Perfect Upfit

Interior of a Ford Transit van upfitted with Adrian Steel products. Photo: Adrian Steel

By Todd Goldmeyer, Adrian Steel Co.

With so many different products on the market, made with different materials, it can take a lot of time and effort to find the perfect upfit for vans and trucks.

Tags: Upfitting, Cargo Management, Van Equipment

February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Spec'ing Work Trucks

This 18-foot steel dump body has a combination double-acting and high-lift tailgate that works well with loads like large rocks, and a forklift can push palletized cargo aboard. The gate is operated by a pair of air cylinders, one on each side, so the driver can stay in the cab.

By Tom Berg

Although work trucks are typically smaller and lighter than Class 8 freight haulers, often they are more complex and take more work to design and assemble. Work trucks are built to carry tools, parts, expendable supplies and other equipment that its driver or crew needs to accomplish a job.

Tags: Chevrolet, Upfitting, NTEA, Verizon, Peterbilt, Auto Truck Group, Ram, Truck Bodies, Ford, The Reading Group, Medium-Duty Trucks

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