Coverage from 2022 Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit


Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit brings together the upfitter community with chassis manufacturer technical and engineering experts. During this event, attendees can

  • Preview commercial vehicle updates
  • Engage with OEM engineers on critical upfitting issues
  • Learn about changes to powertrains, electrical systems, chassis structures and other vehicle systems
  • Speak directly with chassis OEM technical representatives and product specialists

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2022

Lion Electric | Mack Trucks | Daimler Truck North America | Isuzu Commercial Truck of America | GM Fleet and BrightDrop

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2022

Peterbilt Motors Company | Ram Commercial | Hino Trucks | Toyota Motor North America | International Truck | Ford Pro


Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, paratransit and mass transit segments. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles’ components, including chassis battery packs. 
 
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Mack® MD Series — built for every job. To handle different applications, the MD Series is available in three models — the MD6, MD6 Low Profile, and MD7. The trucks have innovative features that come standard, and they vary in wheelbase size and dimensions, with transmission options for heavier-duty applications and rougher terrains.
 
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Daimler Truck North America discussed the CHEC tool, the QuickFit Electrical Integration System and the integration of their common electrical architecture across their Freightliner and Western Star brands.
 
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Isuzu provided product information and technical experts on hand to answer questions. They displayed the new F-Series and refreshed N-Series.
 
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GM Fleet and BrightDrop presented timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry. 
 
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Peterbilt presented details on medium duty and vocational chassis specifications, body installations, and specialty equipment mounting options. Featuring versatility, productivity, efficiency, and uptime, Peterbilt’s lineup of medium duty and vocational trucks are built to suit the demands of any job. Peterbilt showcased the Model 536 and a demo of ARTech — Peterbilt’s industry-leading service tool incorporating virtual reality for expedited vehicle servicing.

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Ram Commercial focused on work vans, chassis cabs and upfits.
 
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Hino Trucks provided a product update including Project Z, their path to zero emissions.

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Toyota introduced the all-new 2023 Tundra, reengineered with uncompromising power and loaded with advanced technology. 

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International Truck representatives reviewed standard and optional product changes to the vocational lineup for International Trucks, including: EMV Series — where Innovation meets proven technology, service and warranty; New MV Series — new features, safety and styling capacity and integration, service maintenance schedules, MV connected vehicle solutions; HX and HV Series — new standard and option content that are relevant to vehicle upfitters which will include new features, safety and styling capacity and integration, service maintenance schedules and connected vehicle solutions.

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Ford Pro™ is a one-stop shop that integrates a digitally powered suite of products and services to help accelerate your productivity. Key members from Ford Pro and Commercial Vehicle engineering teams covered the latest updates on Ford Pro’s solutions and technical information related to chassis, design, body installation and plans in the commercial vehicle space.
  
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