Upfitting

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June 9, 2017

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research doing the upfitting job right can be easier than it appears.

May 26, 2017

Spartan Motors Names President, Fleet Vehicles and Services

Spartan Motors, Inc., announced the appointment of Tom Ninneman as president of Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS), which includes the Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services brands,

May 15, 2017

Fontaine Modification Opens Texas Facility

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has moved its Laredo, Texas, modification center to a new location 14 miles down the road.

March 15, 2017

Ram Commercial Enhances Truck, Van Upfitting

Ram Commercial introduced its Augmented Reality Upfit Configurator and Q Pro certification program to help dealers and auxiliary equipment providers set up its trucks and vans for commercial users at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

March 7, 2017

Mack Takes Upfitting Online with Body Builder Portal

Mack Trucks has introduced the Mack Body Builder Portal, which brings all of the company’s body-builder resources together in a single online location.

February 14, 2017

Spartan Sets Up Van Upfitting Near Transit Plant

Spartan Motors' fleet upfitting division has opened a new assembly facility in Kansas City to provide fleets with tailored upfits of cargo vans and other fleet vehicles in close proximity to Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant that produces the Transit full-size van.

February 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

February 10, 2017

Reading Truck Group Acquires Four PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites: Council Bluffs, Iowa; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn.

December 28, 2016

Service Body Options Allow for Customizations

The Norstar SD Service bed is a service body with a gloss black powder coating designed for single- or dual-wheel work trucks.

November 29, 2016

VT Hackney Offers Aluminum Shelving for Sprinters

VT Hackney has extended its aluminum shelving line to include Sprinter Van models, targeting the plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractor markets.

March 8, 2016

6 Steps to Better Work Truck Body Upfits

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

March 2, 2016

Ram Truck Models Receive More PTO Options

Ram Commercial has announced a new power take-off option for the Ram Chassis Cab — a left side PTO rated at 60 horsepower of output available in gas and diesel 4x4 models.

October 29, 2015

Auto Truck Group VP of Sales and Marketing Retires

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, today announced that Dennis Jones, vice president of sales and marketing, plans to retire at year’s end after more than 29 years with the company.

April 13, 2015

How to Shop the Perfect Upfit

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.

January 9, 2015

Holman Names New Community Affairs Manager

The Holman Automotive Group, parent company of 25 businesses ranging from auto dealerships to truck upfitting and ARI fleet management, named Steve Holman manager of community affairs.

August 6, 2014

Tarping Systems for Belly Dumps

Pulltarps offers three tarping systems for Belly Dumps, a traditional pulltarp, automatic arms, and a cable system.

February 10, 2014

Spec'ing Work Trucks

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.

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