When it comes to truck and van upfitting, staying on top of the current trends can save you a lot of money.
At Camco Wheel & Axle, we believe that in the world of commercial vehicle upfitting, innovation rules with new and profound changes helping fleets work more efficiently. Although commercial truck upfitting is ever-changing, one golden rule always remains the same: the focus should be on how your client is going to use his or her truck.
Our experts at Camco would like to offer you a bit of insight with four upfitting industry trends.
1. Safety and Productivity Saves Money
A good upfitter will know how to make your vehicle safe for work, but a great upfitter will know how to make it safe and productive.
Installing a rear-view camera system with a reverse sensing system complete with a backup alarm adds safety to your work truck or fleet. Adding a few grab handles amplifies the safety of drivers, providing them a sturdy guide to aid them in and out of their vehicle. Ultimately, added safety equipment will also reduce the rate of accidents and insurance costs.
Providing a safe work environment while reducing business costs is always a good thing.
Upfitting trucks and work vans with safety equipment during the initial process, rather than adding at a later date, is a popular ongoing trend. Get the products you need installed at a reasonable price, then installed by a quality upfitter like yours truly here at Camco, all in one go.
2. Lightweight Bins, Racks, and Other Equipment
Another trend seen in recent orders from fleet managers is the replacement of heavier steel racks and bins for lighter, heavy-duty composite materials and aluminum products. And it is a genius idea!
Having a lighter work truck means less gas-guzzling, improving fuel efficiency throughout the entire fleet. A lighter truck is also less harsh on the overall well being of your vehicle, extending its use and life before needing repairment or replacement.
For all of the haulers out there, a lighter truck not only means more payload potential but the ability to carry more onboard tools and/or equipment, saving you time and gas that would be spent returning to the shop.
3. Wider Use of Fleet Telematics Software
Fleet telematics encompasses a wide range of equipment and software using telecommunication systems like CB radios, with other information and communications technology to relay communications among your field team. Mixing a great telematics system with an outstanding fleet manager can enhance team response and productivity while vehicle expenses and downtime are reduced.
When your fleet has the ability to communicate with each other, it promotes problem-solving. For instance, if a truck in your fleet is stalled, the fleet manager can monitor his or her position and send the next closest member of the fleet to aid the downed vehicle.
A good telematics system goes hand in hand when communicating and scheduling future upfittings, alleviating expensive downtime, and lowering fuel costs.
4. Increased LED Lighting
LED lighting is becoming more and more popular as it draws in less electrical power than its counterparts do, which in turn extends its service life and leads to less repairs or replacements, all while providing better lumen.
Camco Wheel & Axle is Your #1 Commercial Truck and Van Upfitter in the Rio Grande Valley
At Camco Total Vehicle Solutions, it is our goal to provide the highest level of upfitting services and customer satisfaction available. Contact our Pharr office today at (956) 781-4800 for more information on our affordable commercial vehicle upfitting services.