Vehicles in a fleet are more than just trucks and vans; they're complex tools your staff needs to complete their tasks and service your customers. To get the most out of the fleet, vehicle uptime is crucial, and that's why most organizations operate an in-house fleet maintenance facility to ensure that vehicles get back to service as fast as possible.
It's hard to keep your head above water when things are going well, but what about when things start falling apart? What should you do if the economy around you starts to falter? If your competitor takes an unexpected turn, what can you do?
When everything is going well, the logistics needed to keep the automotive supply chain in sync are amazing. The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) produce a steady supply of vehicles that flow smoothly into shipping systems.
The catalytic converter is a unique automotive part used to break down pollutants in vehicle exhaust. There is - or should be - on every truck, SUV, and hybrid vehicle to reduce the pollution involved in operating the vehicle.
When the vehicle shortage began, the war across the world had not. It was assumed that the microchip shortage would "catch up" and the brief supply interruption would soon be resolved. This did not turn out to be true and as we approach another year of vehicle under-production, businesses are beginning to feel the pressure to change their fleet strategies.
Upfitting your fleet vehicles will benefit your operations if done properly. Vehicle upfitting is the process of enhancing vehicles or customizing their accessories to suit the owner's actual needs.
Having equipment and tools rolling around the back of your work van is never a good idea. Not only is it a safety hazard, but it also distracts your driver. Don't forget that your business will look unprofessional when you arrive at the job site looking disorganized.
Today's fleet operators face a number of challenges in order to keep up with changing market conditions and stay competitive. The first one is related to the ever-tightening margins in the trucking industry. To remain profitable, companies have to keep costs down.
Vehicle upfitting, in its simplest form, entails modifying a factory vehicle (often a truck or van) to meet the specific needs of its users. Bulkheads, storage spaces, ramps, racks, partitions, towing capacity, suspension, and chassis modifications are just a few improvements you may make during upfitting.
]When purchasing a vehicle for your business, you want it to suit the needs of your job. This may mean working with a dealer to get the best cargo solutions, customizing using accessories, or exploring aftermarket vendors.