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Recently Kelly Milligan and I had the honor of presenting at this year’s Police Fleet Expo in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The topic presented was Department & Upfitter relationships, but with a creative spin. I’d like to recap our session for you so you can get the feel for the courtship process we take here at
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 by Rocky Barber
Durango Deep Dive Hey, I’m Chris, the shop manager here at KELTEK. After dozens of Durango upfits in the KELTEK shop, we want to take a moment and pass along some of our insight regarding installation nuances this vehicle has – which may have implications for your department’s budget and lead times. All vehicles present
Monday, 26 March 2018 by Rocky Barber
Ask any of the guys in our shop and they’ll tell you one of the most common calls we get is, “Our battery keeps dying.” There’s a great scene in the movie Ironman where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) realizes that his power center has been rendered useless and he asks his assistant for help.
Monday, 15 January 2018 by Rocky Barber
If now is the time to upfit your emergency response vehicle 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 department’s needs.
Monday, 09 October 2017 by Rocky Barber
We know fleet managers are always on a search to discover the newest products that perform the best in their vehicles. The best solution is to use a combination of innovative products in vehicle upfits that actually will save money in the annual budget by lasting much longer than traditional items. With the following two products,
Thursday, 05 October 2017 by Rocky Barber
In our last article, we shared some industry knowledge on scheduling your upfit to help you avoid the busiest time of the year and get your vehicle into the shop without having to wait for months for the upfit process to be complete. Today, we’ll share a few more expert tips with you concerning pricing, services,
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 by Rocky Barber
There are many misconceptions about the vehicle upfitting process. In this series, we’re going to reveal several “secrets” of the industry to give you an inside scoop on what you can expect and what to look for when working with an upfitter. Having a bit of insider knowledge will help you find a quality upfitter
As a fleet manager, you are responsible for staying within your budget for vehicle upfitting as well as controlling the operational costs of the fleet throughout the year. You can get the most out of your budget by adopting a “reduce, reuse, recycle” mindset.
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