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Lift Gates 101: Know Your Options

When it comes to choosing the right liftgate, knowing your options is vital. According to Suppose U Drive: "A lift gate can easily make-or-break a truck’s functionality. It serves the purpose of safely and efficiently loading and unloading cargo, which means it has to be reliable, slip resistant, fast to unfold and put away. "On top of all that, your lift gate must be configured in a way that makes sense for your specific business. Here’s an overview of the three most...

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Are Your Trucks Ready for Last-Mile Logistics?

You've thought of everything, but what about the last-mile logistics? Consider this. According to Work Truck Online: "A recent study by BigCommerce.com revealed that 51% of Americans prefer online shopping, with e-commerce growing by 23% every year. The research predicts this trend will pick up its pace as brands increasingly embrace omnichannel and voice platforms to simplify customers’ digital shopping experiences. "As e-commerce escalates, so will last-mile logistics, defined as the final step in the delivery process from a distribution center or...

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Automotive Liftgate Market 2021 Industry Trends

Consider this outlook on the automotive liftgate market. According to MarketWatch: "Kenneth Research has published a detailed report on 'Global Automotive Liftgate Market' which has been categorized by market size, growth indicators and encompasses detailed market analysis on macro trends and region-wise growth in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa region. The report also includes the challenges that are affecting the growth of the industry and offers strategic evaluation that is required to boost the growth...

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Spec’ing Last-Mile Truck Bodies with Drivers in Mind

It is easy to consider your client when thinking about the body of your truck, but what about your drivers? According to Work Truck Online: "As e-commerce explodes, more trucking companies are getting into the last-mile delivery business – not just for package delivery from the likes of Amazon, but also for larger items, appliances, even groceries and pharmaceuticals. "Efficiency is a key factor in the success of such operations, and that starts with spec’ing a truck body that allows the driver...

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Value of Effectively Maintaining Upfits

When it comes to maintaining your vehicles, no area should be overlooked. Consider this. According to Work Truck Online: "Your upfit is spec’ed, purchased, and installed, and you are now utilizing it in your operations. The next step in the upfit process is ensuring proper maintenance. Top Upfit Maintenance Challenges "A huge challenge many fleet managers face in maintaining upfits is simply communicating the value and importance of proper upfit maintenance to field personnel and drivers.  “'Most drivers understand the importance of oil changes,...

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New Technology Developments in Hands Free Power Liftgate Market to Grow during Forecast year 2021-2027

Thanks to new technical advancements, the liftgate industry is poised to see growth in the next six years. According to The KSU Sentinel: "The Hands Free Power Liftgate Market report provides a detailed overview of the industry including both qualitative and quantitative information with a special focus on the global market trend analysis. The report aims to provide an overview of Hands Free Power Liftgate market with detailed market segmentation by offering, application and geography. The global Hands Free Power Liftgate...

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Need a Lift? Remember to Spec the Right Liftgate

Need a liftgate? Remember this. According to Work Truck Online: A properly spec’ed liftgate equips operators to load and unload heavy cargo from their trucks more efficiently, in a way that reduces operator fatigue and injury risk, shortens delivery times, and improves productivity (and profit) per stop. But, with a wide range of types and options to choose from, what should fleet managers consider when selecting a liftgate that best fits the job — and their budgets? Here are 10 points to...

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Liftgates Market Size 2021

Curious about the future of the liftgate market in the coming year? Consider this. According to MarketWatch: "Global 'Liftgates Market' (2021-2027) Research report covers the present situation and the development possibilities of the Liftgates market. The examination report incorporates key market data identified with the present market size, share, key performing areas, driving brands present in the Liftgates market space. The investigation done in this report is done both for area level just as worldwide level. In this way, the report...

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Liftgates Versus Ramps

What are the differences between liftgates and ramps? According to Transport Topic News: "Liftgates, once beset with maintenance and power problems, largely have overcome those issues and are being used to help deliver more freight faster while preventing driver injuries, industry experts said. "Ramps, on the other hand, remain useful in specific applications, such as moving lightweight loads or loading and unloading without a dock. "Ace World Wide, a franchisee of Atlas Van Lines, uses ramps and liftgates. “'Ramps are convenient for household goods...

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5 practices to improve your truck’s liftgate performance

Liftgates are an important tool in protecting workers from injuries and ensuring cargo goes undamaged. They can, however, quickly drain the auxiliary batteries used to operate them. For the batteries to last the entire day, drivers are forced to leave their trucks idling during loading and unloading in order to keep the alternator spinning and charging. In addition to costing fleets big on wasted fuel, idling contributes to air pollution and violates government codes in several municipalities. However, if drivers do not idle...

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