Engineering Services for Any Industry: Truck and Van Upfitting

ITM ECO offers expert engineering and upfitting services to meet the unique needs of any fleet vehicle project. Our dedicated team has over 60 years of combined experience and is committed to providing collaborative, flexible solutions that ensure your fleet vehicles conform precisely to your specifications.

Whether you need biotech transport for volatile materials, law enforcement equipment for a security force, complex crane bodies for a utility fleet, or electric trucks and cargo vans, our team has the expertise to get the job done right. We offer a range of services, including:

  • Identifying the best vehicles for your specific application
  • Specifying the best aftermarket equipment for your needs
  • Selecting the most qualified upfit vendors for your project
  • Serving as a single point of contact for you, your drivers, the OEM, and vendors

At ITM ECO, our goal is to keep you informed and meet your deadlines. Whatever your needs, our team is dedicated to making it happen. Trust us to deliver the quality engineering and upfitting services you need to keep your fleet operating at peak performance.

Custom Upfitting Services for Trucks and Vans in Any Vocational Industry

ITM ECO is your go-to source for custom truck and van upfitting services that are tailored to your unique business needs. Our team of DOT-compliant and ASE-certified engineers and branding experts has a keen attention to detail and prioritizes performance optimization, efficiency, and safety on every project.

We provide upfitting services for all types of vehicles, from Class 1 to Class 8 trucks, light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles, to commercial buses, vans, and shuttles, and passenger vehicles. We also offer Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Conversion Solutions to help you meet your sustainability goals.

No matter what industry you’re in, we can customize our truck and van upfitting services to meet your specific needs, fleet size, and goals. Whether you need equipment installation, branding, or specialized solutions, our team has the expertise to deliver the highest-quality results. Trust us to keep your vehicles performing at their best while ensuring compliance with DOT regulations and ASE standards.

The Benefits of Fleet Upfitting

Upfitting your fleet can have a significant impact on your company’s performance and bottom line. Here are some of the top benefits of fleet upfitting:

  1. Customization Upfitting allows you to customize your vehicles to meet your company’s specific needs and goals. Whether you need safety enhancements, ergonomic modifications, or a completely customized fleet, we can tailor our solutions to fit your industry and fleet size.
  2. Efficiency Upfits can help your fleet work more efficiently by optimizing your workspace and routing. This is especially important for industries such as plumbing, HVAC, electricians, construction, and more.

  3. Safety Upfits can also improve driver safety by adding features like rear-view cameras, back-up alarms, grab handles, partitions, and drop-down ladder racks.

  4. Return on investment Upfits can reduce operating costs, increase routing efficiencies, safely secure goods and inventory, and help prevent on-the-job injuries or accidents, resulting in a better return on investment.

  5. Business Growth Upfitting your fleet can help drive business growth through increased efficiency, brand recognition, and having vehicles ideally suited for specific types of projects.

  6. Specific Responsibilities or Projects Upfitting can enable your company or organization to handle specific responsibilities or projects that may require specialized equipment or modifications.

  7. Brand Recognition Adding logos, wraps, or decals to your fleet is an easy and cost-effective marketing solution that can help elevate brand recognition.

Driver Satisfaction Upfits can improve driver satisfaction by providing ergonomic enhancements and the latest safety features, making your drivers feel more secure, comfortable, and supported while on the job. This can also help increase driver retention

Popular Upfit Options

Why Add a Service Body?

A service body is a great option if you need to carry a lot of tools, parts, and equipment for on-site jobs. It keeps everything organized and secure. It’s important to work with a professional upfit team to ensure that you select the right chassis to handle the added weight of the service body. 

Industries that benefit from this upfit option include building & construction, engineering, government, independent contractors, utilities, and oil & gas.

Why Add a Flatbed?

Flatbeds are the upfit of choice when you need to transport large items. You can load cargo from any direction without the constraints of a box, making it easier to move construction supplies, heavy equipment, and even vehicles. 

Industries that benefit from this upfit option include agriculture, building & construction, independent contractors, logistics, utilities, and oil & gas.

Why Choose a Box Truck?

If you need to transport goods and keep them safe from the elements, a box truck upfit is a popular choice. They are easier to maneuver than a semi-truck and get better fuel economy. 

Industries that benefit from this upfit option include agriculture, automotive, building & construction, food & drink, independent contractors, logistics, and utilities.

Why Add a Dump Body?

If you need to transport large amounts of material, such as worksite debris, stone or gravel, a dump body upfit can help. Municipalities often use a dump body to lay road salt and equip the vehicle with a plow to clean streets after a snowfall. 

Industries that benefit from this upfit option include agriculture, building & construction, government, independent contractors, and industrial.

What to Consider Before Upfitting — Do’s and Don’ts

Before embarking on the upfitting process, there are several crucial factors to consider. Here are some important dos and don’ts to keep in mind:

  • Do conduct thorough research to determine what upfits are available and what your specific needs and preferences are. 
  • Do closely examine your budget to determine what you can afford to spend on upfits. 
  • Do prioritize which upfits are the most important for optimizing your fleet and moving your business forward if you cannot afford to install all of them. 
  • Do consider your timeline and whether you will upfit vehicles individually, in groups, or all at once. 
  • Do gather comprehensive information about the vehicle you plan to upfit, including weight, potential maintenance issues, and fuel type. 
  • Don’t assume that upfits are one-size-fits-all, as each industry, business, and organization has unique needs and requirements. 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek additional information to ensure that you are well-informed before making any upfit decisions. Don’t assume that what works best for your competitors will work best for you, as you need to find upfits that align with your specific budget and needs. 
  • Don’t attempt to install upfits yourself, as it is essential to work with a professionally trained and certified upfit engineer to avoid incorrect installation, vehicle damage, and safety hazards. 
  • Don’t assume that you will never have to upfit again once you have completed the process. 

As industries are constantly evolving, and your goals may change, you may need new upfits in the future that better suit your needs.

Industries & Trades We Serve

At ITM ECO, we understand that every fleet has unique requirements and challenges, and that’s why we provide customized fleet solutions to meet your individual needs. We’re pleased to collaborate with businesses and organizations across a range of industries and trades, including:

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Construction
  • Electricians
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Food and Drink
  • Forestry & Agriculture
  • General Contractors
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • HVAC
  • Landscapers
  • Last Mile & Delivery
  • Logistics
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Plumbing
  • Residential Care
  • Summer Camps
  • Transportation and Livery
  • Utilities

Electric Vehicle Fleet Upfit & Branding

Our team at ITM ECO is committed to meeting your unique fleet requirements. That’s why we provide customized upfitting solutions for all the electric truck or van models we offer. With the help of our experienced staff and reliable vendor partners, we can ensure that your EV upfitting needs are met with high-quality and efficient service. In addition, if you require a particular vehicle that is not currently available as an electric model, we can connect you with our vendor partners who specialize in electric vehicle conversion to help you achieve your sustainability goals.

Van Upfitting

ITM ECO offers innovative fleet solutions tailored to your specific needs, including upfitting any electric truck or van model to best suit your requirements. We have staff and vendor partners that specialize in electric vehicle (EV) upfitting, and if you need a specific vehicle that isn’t available as an EV model, we have vendor partners that specialize in electric vehicle conversion.

Common van upfitting requests include installing partitions, lights, ramps, and lift gates, and we also focus on safety improvements and performance enhancements, such as anti-slip flooring and storage unit installation. Our team will take care of the entire van upfitting process for you, from designs and graphics to spec’ing and installation.

Types of Vans We Upfit

At ITM ECO, we understand that every fleet has unique requirements and challenges, and that’s why we provide customized fleet solutions to meet your individual needs. We’re pleased to collaborate with businesses and organizations across a range of industries and trades, including:

  • BrightDrop EV600 
  • Chanje V8100 
  • Chevrolet Express Cargo Vans
  • Chevy Suburban
  • Chrysler Voyager
  • Ford Transit 
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Freightliner Sprinter
  • GMC Savana
  • Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 
  • Nissan NV 200
  • Nissan NV 2500 High Roof
  • Nissan NV Cargo
  • RAM ProMaster City
  • Toyota Sienna
  • XOS Van 

Shuttle Vans and Buses We Upfit

Merchants Fleet specializes in designing and spec’ing ADA-equipped transit vehicles. 

  • 10, 12, and 15+ Passenger Vans
  • Activity Buses
  • Bluebird
  • Collins
  • Commercial Vans
  • Eldorado Buses
  • Multi-Function School and Activity Buses (MFSAB)
  • Shuttle Buses
  • Starcraft

Van Upfitting Services

  • ADA-Equipped Solutions
  • Air Compressors
  • Anti-Slip Flooring
  • Branding and Decals
  • Bulkheads
  • Cargo Floors
  • Cranes
  • Drawer Units
  • Floor Drawers
  • Fold-Away Shelving
  • Generators
  • Hitches
  • Ladder Racks
  • Lift Gates
  • Mobile Office Solutions
  • Partitions
  • Ramps
  • Roof Vents
  • Running Boards and Steps
  • Shelving Modules
  • Trade Packages

Truck Upfitting

utility of your vehicles. Our expert engineers can help you add finishing touches such as customized decals or carry out extensive renovations to the interior to safely store tools and equipment. We pride ourselves on our timely and efficient execution of upfitting projects, ensuring that your fleet is optimized and ready for the road.

Electric models available

Types of Trucks We Upfit

We work with all Class 1-8+ OEM’s and aftermarket trailer and equipment suppliers, such as the following:

  • Chevrolet Silverado (1500, 2500, 3500) 
  • Ford F-150 
  • Ford Super Duty (F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550)
  • Ford Transit and Transit Connect
  • Freightliner M2106
  • Hino M Series
  • Isuzu NPR & NQR
  • Kenworth T370
  • Lordstown Endurance 
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Peterbilt 567
  • RAM (1500, 2500, 3500 HD)
  • Rivian R1T 
  • Toyota Tundra

Truck Upfitting Services

  • Aerial Device
  • Air Compressors, Generators & Welders
  • Caps
  • Cargo Trailer Equipment
  • Contractor Equipment Cranes
  • Custom Body Design Solutions
  • Graphics & Branding Solutions
  • Ladder Racking Options
  • Lift Gates
  • Power Take-Off (PTO)
  • Tool Boxes, Auxiliary Fuel Tacks and Related Equipment
  • Tonneau Covers and Truck Bed CoversTow Hitch Fabrication and Accessories
  1. Consultation with Master and World Class ASE Certified Technicians – Our team of experts will work with you to understand your unique upfitting needs and provide consultation on the best solutions for your vehicles.

  2. Nationwide Vendor Network – We have a nationwide network of top upfitters to select the best vendor for your specific project.

  3. Order Forecasting and Project Management Systems – Our advanced order forecasting and project management systems ensure that we meet order-to-delivery timeframes and complete your project on time.

  4. Site Visits and Pilot Reviews – We provide site visits and pilot reviews to ensure that your vehicle is built to your application, compliance, and safety requirements.

  5. Emphasis on Safety First – We prioritize safety in all our upfitting projects to minimize exposure to workers’ comp claims and other liabilities.

  6. Design for Cost Reduction and Residual Value Protection – We design our upfits with an eye on reducing fuel and maintenance costs and protecting residual values.

  7. Vendor Partners Specializing in EV Upfitting – We work with vendor partners who specialize in electric vehicle (EV) upfitting to provide you with the best EV options for your business needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of vehicles can be upfitted?

ITM ECO can upfit a wide range of vehicles, including vans, trucks, SUVs, and sedans. We work with a variety of OEMs and have a nationwide vendor network to ensure that we can upfit vehicles from different manufacturers and models.

Can you upfit electric vehicles (EVs)?

Yes. We have staff and vendor partners that specialize in electric vehicle (EV) upfitting. We can upfit any electric truck or van model we carry to best suit your needs. Plus, if you need a specific vehicle that isn’t available as an EV model, we have vendor partners that specialize in electric vehicle conversion.

Do you offer financing for upfitting services?

Yes. ITM ECO offers several financing options for our clients, including lease financing for vehicles and upfitting services. We can work with you to customize a financing solution that fits your specific needs and budget.

What happens if I need maintenance or repairs on my upfitted vehicle?

ITM ECO has a nationwide network of maintenance and repair facilities to ensure that your upfitted vehicle is properly maintained and repaired. Our team can help coordinate maintenance and repair services for your upfitted vehicle to ensure that it stays in top condition.

Do you offer warranty coverage for upfitting services?

Yes. We offer warranty coverage for all upfitting services performed by Merchants Fleet or our vendor partners. Our team can provide more information on the specific terms and conditions of our warranty coverage.