Fleet managers should be aware of challenges faced when upfitting vans so they can be sure to side step any issues from the start. Common challenges include not involving the right parties, not fully understanding the vehicle and requirements, failure in planning the specs, making all parties happy, and ignoring the value upfitting adds.
- One mistake made by fleet managers in the upfitting process is forgetting to include all of the appropriate parties in the decision-making process.
- One mistake fleet managers make is “the failure to involve the ‘feet on the street,’ in other words, getting input from those men and women who work each day in and out of the van,”
- It is important that technicians or drivers have the tools needed to complete their responsibilities effectively.
“There are five common mistakes made by fleet managers when upfitting vans that can be easily avoided if you know what to look for.”