Thursday, March 9, 2023

Crew Cab Monster Truck Ready To Go To Work


Here's a great crew carrying, tool carrying, work at the job site truck. Beginning with the Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty 5500 chassis with 19,500 lbs. of gross vehicle weight capacity and the 4-door crew cab design, this foundation is ready to go to work. The chassis is equipped with the Duramax diesel, Allison automatic, aluminum wheels, and plenty of creature comforts. Then, we add the Harbor 12' Contractor Body with a heavy-duty rack, a trailer hitch, underbed toolboxes, and much more.

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Fleets Explore New Acquisition Strategies to Meet Ongoing Supply Constraints

The Fast Forward video series connects leaders in fleet, tech, and automotive to show what the future holds for fleets of all types. In episode 28, Chris Brown, Bobit fleet group editor, connects with Kathryn Schifferle, founder and chief vision officer for Work Truck Solutions and

Chris and Kathryn discuss how fleets and fleet vendors are adjusting to changes in vehicle model mix and supply by segment with new acquisition strategies.

🎙Topics & Timestamps
0:00 Intro
1:25 Vehicle supply is loosening somewhat. What are you seeing?
2:25 Which segments will be affected most moving forward?
3:00 With the ongoing supply shortage, what are fleets doing creatively to get the job done?
4:45 Beyond outright ownership and leasing, are fleets exploring new acquisition strategies?
8:30 How financing and insurance companies are adjusting to new models.
9:20 As-a-service models are explained.
11:10 How are the roles of fleet dealers changing in this new paradigm?

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Getting Into Tight Spaces Is A Breeze With This Truck!


One of the great work trucks that many contractors love is the KUV by Knapheide. This is often called a plumbers body because plumbers, in particular, love the features, but a wide variety of contractors find this body just as useful to them. There are many deep compartments on the outside, two shelf access rear doors for pipe, molding, and other longer items, and large rear doors give easy access to the vast interior keeping equipment out of sight and out of the weather. Then there is the master lock system making your day flow more smoothly. All this plus a good-sized billboard for advertising your business.

But wait, there's more! All of this is mounted on the perfect chassis for this type of body: The Low Cab Forward (LCF) 4500. With only a 109" wheelbase, this truck turns tighter than the average pickup truck. The frame, suspension, tires, and wheels are heavy-duty and designed to carry the weight. This unit has the 6.6 gas V8, automatic, AC, and much more. The cab tilts forward to access the engine making it easy to service.

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Five Reasons Why Fleet Maintenance Costs Have Experienced Double Digit Price Increases

The 133rd  State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers insights into the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich.

🎙Today's topics include:
- The increase in fleet maintenance costs have been substantial, in some cases experiencing percentage increases that are double digit.
- Increased vehicle complexity has exerted increased maintenance costs through the increased volume of vehicle diagnostic fees, increased labor hours to identify intermittent issues, and recalibration expenses for ADAS-equipped vehicles.
- Increase in unscheduled repairs are more fleet vehicles are having their service lives extended due to difficulty in sourcing replacement vehicles.
- Part shortages are lengthening repair times for vehicles increasing vehicle and driver downtime.
- Inflationary pressures are increasing labor rates, parts prices, and pass-along costs from increased raw material prices used to manufacture replacement parts. 
- Increased labor rates primarily driven by the shortage of skilled automotive technicians. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Work Truck Wednesday Shows Off Unique Contractor Body


Carrying heavy things from one place to another is only part of the story of this unique Royal Contractor Body. The chassis is the Silverado Medium-Duty 4500 with a 16,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating. Yes, it has the legendary 6.6 Duramax diesel and Allison automatic and great comfort too. Plus, it is a looker! Check out the aluminum wheels!

Then, we add a 12' Royal Contractor Body. This unique combination is minus the rack, as is so common on these units, but check out the upper toolboxes and how useful they could be. Add underbed boxes, a tapered headboard, and a light bar, and then make it easy on the back with a tuck-away style liftgate!

Get it while you can!

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