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Upfitter Backlogs Created by Strong Truck Demand

Strong demand for light- and medium-duty trucks in the 2018 model-year increased order-to-delivery (OTD) times, resulting in widespread upfitter backlogs despite reduced fleet allocation availability due to competing strong retail demand for trucks.

Ford Shows Its Vans Equipped for Work

Ford Motor Co. showed its Transit and Transit Connect vans with equipment for 35 different work or recreational segments at a media event on Monday called "Vandemonium."

Masterack's Interiors Boost Productivity

Upfitter Masterack specializes in designing storage modules and shelving components for a variety of fleet vehicles, helping to improve work efficiency and inventory management.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand. In recent years, the huge influxes of vehicles needing upfitting have left some upfitters, at times, overwhelmed.

Upfitting Options for Light-Duty Trucks

Light-duty trucks are often used by vocational fleets, and the needs of these fleets vary. Upfitting options range from storage solutions and inserts to full service bodies and everything in between.