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Spec'ing

Trailers are 13 feet, 6 inches high, right? Not for Hub Group, which developed a special 14-foot-high trailer spec for a dedicated customer based in California. Learn more in the Trailer Talk blog.

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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.

4 Ways to Customize Trailers for Your Operations

“Anything that takes the burden off the driver, that makes the equipment safer to operate, that meets the application, and provides a cost and maintenance savings to give a better return on investment over the life of a trailer” are options trailer buyers should consider.

3 Steps to Better Spec’ing

When it comes to determining what vehicle features or piece of equipment you need, are you asking the right questions of the right people?

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.

Selecting the Right PTO Doesn't Have to Be Hard

Spec’ing the correct PTO for the vehicle and application, and properly maintaining it, will optimize performance and extend the lifecycle of the unit to provide years of reliable service.

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.

Four Ways to Improve Your Fleet’s Safety Culture

There’s no magic wand for creating a safety culture within your trucking organization, but two fleets shared their own secrets to success June 24, during the Truckload Carriers Association’s Virtual Safety and Security Meeting.

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