4 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing an Upfitter

Landscape Truck by Upfitter ActionIf now is the time to upfit your equipment or undertake other vehicle upfitting projects on your fleet, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is which vehicle upfitter to choose. Ask yourself these four questions to determine whether a company is right for your needs.

What Are Your Upfit Plans?

Before you look at upfitting companies, evaluate your needs and sketch out a plan.

  • Do you already have vehicles, or do you need to choose new vans, trucks?
  • Are you removing outdated equipment that isn’t meeting your needs or starting from scratch?
  • Do all your vehicles need the same equipment, or do you have a variety of different upfit needs?
  • Are you planning on doing all the work at the same time, or do you need to plan a rotating upfitting schedule so your fleet stays fully operational?
    Having a well-organized plan before you evaluate vehicle upfitting companies ensures that the company you choose has the resources to successfully implement your specifications within your budget.
What’s Your Budget?

Speaking of budget, make sure you know what yours is when you’re looking for an upfitter. You shouldn’t select an upfitting company based on price alone; it’s vital to use a company that uses quality materials and expert workmanship in order to keep your fleet safe and optimizes performance. However, there are ways to save money without sacrificing quality. Many upfitters offer creative financing options or coordinated upfit packages that bundle together products that are tested and selected to work together seamlessly for one low price, reducing installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting costs and labor.

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What’s Your Timeline for your upfitter?

A quality fleet upfit doesn’t happen overnight. From planning to ordering to installing, upfits can take time. Advance planning helps streamline the process. Ordering pre-selected upfit packages can be a time saver. Find a vehicle upfitter that has the resources to meet your deadlines. Whether you want to do a few vehicles at a time or a large number at once, make sure you and your upfitter are on the same page. Communicate your timeline expectations clearly; your upfitter should keep you informed every step of the way and help your project stay on track and on time.

Is It a Good Fit?

Once you’ve outlined your needs, your budget, and your timeline, ask the right questions about each prospective upfitter.

  • What’s their track record?
  • Do they have the experience to make my project a success?
  • Do they understand applicable regulations and have the right qualifications?

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Action is a member of the NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association) and the capability of accessing any bailment pool. We are also an authorized warranty shop for several other suppliers and warranty our work for three years.

Our company is a stocking dealer for many of the major suppliers, offering both standard bodies and bodies built to your customers’ specifications. In addition, we are proud to say that we employ our own team of drivers, we do not outsource to drive services.