Most Common Work Trucks Found On Dealer Lots

Common Truck Upfits

Commercial truck dealers across the nation, from large to small, stock already upfitted work trucks for immediate delivery. So the next time you are in a pinch and need access to a work truck with a body already installed, be sure to view the list below of the most common in dealer inventories. Click on…

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A Chassis Class to Body Size Compatibility Guide for Work Trucks

Chassis Class-to-Body Size

There are many factors that come into play when determining if a truck body and chassis are compatible. One of the most important, cab to axle measurement (length in inches from back of the cab to the center of the rear axle), has been covered in a previous blog entry. Another factor, which is often…

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Open vs Enclosed: Which Work Truck Body Style is Right for Me?

aluminum service body on GM

The time has come for a new truck body and you need dedicated tool and parts storage for your job. The decision between a service or utility body can be tricky. Both are versatile work truck options and are utilized by many different vocations. So how do you decide which is best suited for your…

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How To Calculate A Work Truck’s Payload

Calculate A Work Truck’s Payload

With several technical terms and acronyms used when calculating a vehicle’s payload, it can get quite confusing. Get it wrong and risk being overloaded which can cause expensive citations, accelerated maintenance costs and safety issues. To make it easy, we break down each piece of calculating the payload of your work truck below and give…

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6 Tips For Configuring Your Next Platform Body

platform value master x body

Platform bodies, flatbeds, flatdecks, there are numerous names used across North America for this versatile material hauling product. On the surface, a platform body seems so simple. Yet spec’ing the wrong flatbed for your application can create an inefficient, and even dangerous, work truck. Use these six tips when it is time to buy your…

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Should You Refurbish That Work Truck?

Work Truck Refurbishment

Considering purchasing a brand new work truck? Has your current work truck seen better days? Your work truck may take a beating day in and day out on the jobsite and appear like its useful life is over. Time for a new work truck, right? Not so fast. It’s time to consider refurbishment. Most refurbishment…

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Should You Get Crew Input on Next Work Truck Build?

Spec Your Work Trucks

Many business owners or fleet and equipment managers cringe when the time comes to purchase new work trucks. When you don’t work out of the vehicle that is being purchased, it can be a challenge to understand the daily application and requirements. Incorrectly “spec’ing” the vehicle translates into lost ROI, safety issues and unhappy techs.…

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The Work Truck Tire Safety Checklist

Tires withstand severe environments throughout their life on a work truck. Holding up to heavy loads and traveling on a multitude of surfaces are common for work truck tires. Most of us give the tires on our work truck little thought until they are in need of replacement. While this strategy may have worked for…

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10 Work Truck Options for Storing Long or Bulky Items

Options for Storing Long Items

Every vocation has them. They are the long or bulky items that you just aren’t sure how to store in the most efficient manner. You could throw that 8’ conduit pipe on the cargo floor, sure it would roll around during transport and you may trip over it trying to get to something else but…

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Utilizing Pre-Owned Inventory in Commercial Sales

Utilizing Used Chassis

SQUEEZE EXTRA SALES WITH USED CHASSIS As new chassis supply dwindles and lot inventory becomes squeezed, truck dealers are having to get creative in order to satisfy their commercial vehicle customers. In many instances, those that have the inventory will end up getting the sale. So as a commercial truck dealer that normally maintains a…

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