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PRACTICAL WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR BOX TRUCK LIFT GATE

Lift gate maintenance is critical. According to Truck N Trailer: The lift gate is an essential piece of equipment in the cargo management and supply chain industry. It is a fold away metal platform that is mounted at the rear end of a freight truck, box truck or step van. When it is extended out from below the truck, it assumes the role of a platform that lifts cargo from ground level up to the level of the truck bed. This...

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How to Maximize Trailer Space

Looking to maximize trailer space? According to Trucking Info: Each time a passenger jet backs away from the jet bridge with empty seats, it’s lost revenue for the airline. For airlines and for trucking, space is a perishable commodity. It has value up until you close the doors and leave the dock. At that point, empty space becomes a missed opportunity. Why drag around a trailer full of air when you could fill it with profitable top freight? Some fleets try to...

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TUCK AWAY LIFT GATE VS THE RAIL LIFT GATE

Considering a tuck away lift gate or a rail lift gate? According to Truck N Trailer: So you’ve finally decided to get into the box truck delivery business and now it’s time to research the equipment needed to get the job accomplished. One very important decision is figuring out which type of lift gate will work best for your needs. With medium duty box trucks, the tuck away lift gate and the rail lift gate are most common. Let’s assess which...

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4 LIFTGATE OPTIONS FOR YOUR BOX TRUCK

Looking for new options for the liftgate on your box truck? According to Truck N Trailer: "A liftgate is a platform on the back of a box truck used for raising and lowering goods via a hydraulic system. They’re either constructed from steel or aluminum with a variety of sizes and weight capacities. They allow for safe and efficient loading and unloading of heavy cargo. "A crucial factor in a truck’s functionality, a liftgate is one of the most essential additional investments...

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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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