Fleet Solutions

Whether your fleet is 1 vehicle or 1,000, Summit offers a wide selection of standard and custom upfits for your fleet. We also operate a Ford Bailment Pool providing quicker access to vehicles for your fleet

Refrigerated Vans

Transport your products in a protected, temperature-controlled environment. Summit Bodyworks upfitted vans will keep your goods in the best condition until arriving at their destination.

Van Upfits

No matter the job, whether you're a plumber, electrician or other skilled tradesman, Summit offers quality van upfits including; shelving, partitions, ladder racks and other equipment for your fleet.

Need a custom solution?

If you can dream it, we can build it.

Simply tell us what you’re looking for, and our skilled team will get to work to design and build the end product to your exact specifications. For many years, we’ve led the charge in both design and function. Why? Because you shouldn’t have to settle for less than what you want.

About our fleet solutions

At Summit Bodyworks, we offer unrivaled customer service and support for those looking to update or modernize a new or existing fleet. With more than three decades of experience building, upfitting and installing industry leading equipment in fleet vehicles, we focus on what you need to efficiently operate your business. Whether you are looking to upfit a van with shelving or install a ladder rack we are here to ensure you get the right solution for your business.

We offer standard shelving packages from industry leading manufacturers for a variety of trades, such as electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians. We also offer a wide selection of ladder racks by Prime Design, camera solutions by Seon, interior solutions by Legend and much more.

Need a custom solution for your fleet? We can handle that too. In house fabrication, using a wide array of materials from various wood products, aluminum, steel and soft goods allow us the ability to truly craft a solution unique for your application.

We are a certified, Daimler Mercedes Benz Sprinter Master Upfitter as well as a certified, Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier giving you peace of mind that your upfit will meet the stringent requirements of those programs.

Hybrid and all-electric solutions are available for many of our vehicle applications.

Going electric is a great way to increase efficiency and save on costs. As an industry leader in all-electric solutions, we offer custom, innovative solutions that are better for the environment AND your bottom line.

Hybrid & All-Electric Specialty Vehicles
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Up to 85% less operating costs

100% electric & Hybrid options

Ford eQVM approved

Carb certified

Up to 66% less maintenance costs

Incredible performance

Safe and reliable

Smooth operation

Over-the-air updates

Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of trucks are available for fleet solutions?

Numerous types of trucks are utilized for fleet solutions. Additionally, it is not only trucks that constitute a fleet vehicle. Fleets can be comprised of cars, vans, and buses. When customizing a fleet, the vehicles utilized will be determined by the company or organization’s specific needs. 

For example, if a company is looking to transport temperature-sensitive goods, refrigerated trucks will be the ideal solution. Conversely, if a government agency is looking to shuttle people, a fleet of buses might be a good fit.

When building out a fleet, the key is to ensure that whatever truck or vehicle is utilized is designed by a trusted manufacturer. Due to the nature of use for fleet vehicles, longevity and reliability is a key focal point. Most companies that customize fleet solutions will offer a variety of trusted brands to choose from. 

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How many vehicles are considered a fleet?

The number of vehicles in any given fleet will vary depending on the business or organization utilizing them. In general, most fleets contain at least two or more vehicles. These vehicles might be owned or leased by one organization.

Fleet vehicles are common to a variety of business types, government agencies, and other organizations. The key distinguisher between a vehicle and a fleet vehicle is that the ownership belongs to a business or organization, rather than an individual. 

In some cases, a company might own a small fleet of vehicles for localized use. A good example of this would be a taxi fleet. In other situations, a national organization might own hundreds of fleet vehicles, spanning across the country. For example, a transportation company might own hundreds of dry freight trucks responsible for moving goods across the nation. 

What is a fleet plan?

A fleet plan, often referred to as a fleet management plan, is a method for ensuring that a business’ fleet of vehicles remains a cost-effective component of the business. Fleet plans involve a lot of careful documentation around every vehicle within the fleet, as well as keeping track of any costs associated with the upkeep of vehicles. Most plans will include the following components:

  • Analysis of the profits gained from fleet vehicles, both on an individual level and as a whole
  • Breakdown of costs associated with the current methodology for fleet purchases
  • A forecast of future maintenance needs
  • A strategy for cycling out old vehicles
  • An established metric for measuring future return on investment

The goal of a fleet plan is to ensure that the right fleet investments are being made. 

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When should a business consider fleet solutions (as opposed to single purchases)?

In some cases, a business that utilizes company vehicles may simply purchase these units as single transactions. However, for many businesses, it is better to consider a fleet solution instead. 

Fleet solutions make the most sense for companies that need any of the following:

  • Customization: When it comes to custom builds, fleet solutions are the way to go. This will allow you to create the ideal vehicles for your business’s needs. From custom refrigeration options to specific equipment builds, a fleet solution allows for optimal customization. 
  • Consistency: Purchasing vehicles one at a time does not work well where consistency is key. If your business needs each vehicle within your fleet to operate exactly the same way with the same layout, a custom fleet solution is the right answer.
  • Bulk numbers: When your business is looking to purchase a large number of vehicles at once, fleet solutions offer the greatest savings.
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What are the benefits of having a fleet of trucks?

Having a fleet of trucks offers businesses and organizations an array of benefits. First, a fleet can be custom-built for the specific needs of the job at hand. For example, if an HVAC business needs to send out technicians to job sites, having a complete fleet of trucks that each contain the exact same layout ensures consistency for employees day-to-day. Additionally, having those vehicles wrapped with company logos allows for brand recognition.

Next, a fleet of trucks ensures that a business is equipped to handle extremely specific work. For example, a construction company might outfit their fleet with everything from a dump truck to a cement mixer. 

Finally, a fleet of trucks provides companies with the opportunity for ongoing growth. As needed, additional vehicles can be added to the fleet over the course of a business’s expansion.

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What is a fleet plan?

A fleet plan, often referred to as a fleet management plan, is a method for ensuring that a business’ fleet of vehicles remains a cost-effective component of the business. Fleet plans involve a lot of careful documentation around every vehicle within the fleet, as well as keeping track of any costs associated with the upkeep of vehicles. Most plans will include the following components:

  • Analysis of the profits gained from fleet vehicles, both on an individual level and as a whole
  • Breakdown of costs associated with the current methodology for fleet purchases
  • A forecast of future maintenance needs
  • A strategy for cycling out old vehicles
  • An established metric for measuring future return on investment

The goal of a fleet plan is to ensure that the right fleet investments are being made.

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Our Difference

We operate at the highest level

When it comes to choosing the right company for custom fleet solutions, you want to know you are picking a team you can rely on for the road ahead. At Summit Bodyworks, we are committed to offering only the highest quality workmanship and customer service. From the very start of any project, we will work diligently to ensure your company’s specific needs are met. Whether you’re customizing a couple of vehicles or a dozen, we will offer outstanding service.

Customizing your fleet is a major investment for your business. As such, the fleet you wind up with should be reliable and 100 percent satisfactory. From our design team, who will help you customize your vehicles’ layouts, to our installation team, who will ensure every component is properly built, you can rely on us to ensure your money is wisely invested.

At Summit Bodyworks, we have earned a quality reputation for our outstanding service, and we plan to keep that reputation going strong. With over 30 years of experience building custom fleets, we can assist you with all you need. From dry freight to custom refrigeration trucks, we handle it all. Talk to us today about how we can help your company move forward with the right fleet solutions.

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