KELTEK Blog

How to Stretch Your Upfit Budget to the Max

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jun 20, 2017 9:59:00 AM

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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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Budgeting

Caught Red Handed—Evidence Management Systems

Posted by Jesse Peters on Jun 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM
 
 
Evidence management systems can save you an immense amount of time over the old, outdated method of using pen and paper. They  can be covered in your vehicle upfitting at a relatively low cost compared to the benefits you reap in productivity and lowering administrative costs.
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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

What Are My Vehicle Upfitting Computer Portability Options?

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Jun 8, 2017 2:25:00 PM

You have many upfitting portability options for all of your computer equipment in your public service or fleet vehicles. All are not created equally, so make certain you choose the best in class for each vital piece of equipment you purchase.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Computers

Top 6 Trends in Truck Upfitting–Part 2

Posted by Mike Jayne on May 30, 2017 2:10:00 PM

In our last article, we looked at three top trends in truck upfitting: enhancing safety and productivity, lightweight equipment, and increasing use of telematics. Today, we'll look at three more important trends to keep an eye on as you plan your upfit

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

Top 6 Trends in Truck Upfitting–Part 1

Posted by Rocky Barber on May 23, 2017 10:45:00 AM

We see a few trends developing in the public safety industry when Fleet managers set out to plan a new truck upfit— as with most customers these evolving trends may help you get the most bang for your buck. The three top trends in truck upfitting include enhancing safety and productivity, moving to lightweight equipment, and increasing the use of telematics.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

4 Mistakes Fleet Managers Make When Upfitting Vehicles

Posted by Jamie Milligan on May 17, 2017 10:26:00 AM

As a fleet manager, you carry a great load on your shoulders in choosing fleet vehicles and upfitting or deciding to replace them. Upfitting can help decrease drivers' response time or make certain there is enough room onboard a vehicle to carry all the supplies or parts employees need to perform their jobs.

When planning your upfit, avoid these mistakes that newer fleet managers sometimes make:

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

How to Protect Your Personal Data When Selling or Returning Fleet Vehicles

Posted by Tyler Richard on May 9, 2017 11:25:00 AM

It is vitally important to remove all data from a fleet vehicle before selling or returning it. To be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all patient information must be erased from ambulances and any other medical vehicles. For security reasons, you don’t want anyone else to have access to your company, organization, or personal information.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

Writing an RFP to Meet Your Vehicle Upfit Needs

Posted by Jesse Peters on May 2, 2017 10:33:00 AM

When you are composing an RFP (request for proposals) it can be a long and daunting process if you aren’t sure what information it should contain. Here is a guide to help you through the process so your RFP will meet all of your vehicle upfitting needs. 

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting

Why Choose Panasonic’s Toughbook Line of Computers?

Posted by Ashley Schepler on Apr 24, 2017 10:18:02 AM

When you are planning on upfitting your vehicles, you need to make certain that all of the products you choose can hold up to the fierce demands your fleet makes. Police cars and ambulances are first responders and must absolutely have the best, most reliable computer systems available on the market to make certain they can communicate with each other. A loss of communication can actually translate into a loss of lives in many situations.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting, Computers

What is InMotion?

Posted by Kelly Milligan on Apr 21, 2017 10:19:00 AM

 InMotion is a mobile gateway that allows the best connection to the internet possible using a cell signal. Sierra Wireless purchased InMotion, so the current products for InMotion are all manufactured by Sierra Products. Sierra Wireless has been delivering high performance cellular networking for over 20 years and is the industry leader in routers and gateways for your mobile applications.

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Topics: Vehicle Upfitting