Well-designed vehicle and upfit specifications can increase driver efficiency and safety while reducing costs over the vehicle lifecycle. However, the broad range of chassis, equipment and installer options can be overwhelming, making it difficult to know where to begin. Involving your fleet management company and your drivers early in the spec’ing and ordering process will go a long way preventing mistakes and ensuring you get the most value from your upfit investment.

Getting feedback from the drivers and technicians is the best place to begin. They operate the equipment and know what they require performing their daily job functions. Site visits with a Volkswagen Group of America Fleet Services Truck & Upfit Engineer to review the current vehicle and upfit configurations can provide invaluable insight prior to ordering replacement vehicles and equipment.

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