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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.

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Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 21.2% in January

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 21.2% to 54,402 in January as truck and car sales registered strong gains from a year ago. Sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs increased 21.2% to 47,490, while sales of passenger cars increased 11.6% to 6,912, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Pickup Tailgate Thefts Decreased in 2017: NICB

Theft of tailgates from insured pickup trucks decreased slightly in 2017 and have stabilized since 2014, according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Helicopter Reveal

Chevrolet unveiled its new 2019 Silverado to Automotive Fleet and other automotive journalists by bringing the pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway by helicopter. Read the full story here.

Ford Invests $220M in South Africa Plant

The expansion is aimed toward increasing production of the Ranger Raptor pickup truck, which the Silverton plant manufactures alongside the Everest SUV.

Roundup of Class 1-7 Trucks for 2018

With 11 automakers to choose your light- to medium-duty trucks from for the 2018 model-year, Work Truck provides the need-to-know highlights to help you with your truck selection process.

Ford's F-150 Police Responder Offers Pursuit Performance

In July, Ford introduced the next model in its line of law enforcement vehicles, the F-150 Police Responder. The industry’s first police pursuit-rated pickup truck is built to provide law enforcement fleets improved performance in off-road and rural environments.