Fleet Buyers to Benefit from Pickup Towing Standard

Dave Duford, supervisor for ARI’s truck spec analyst group, offered his reaction to the pickup towing standard recently implemented by Chrylser, Ford, and General Motors. Providing a standardized hook-up for trailers will likely help fleet management companies during initial discussions with fleet clients about setting up Class 1, 2, and 3 trucks for trailers, said Duford. According to Duford, “If it’s towing a trailer, we’re going to make sure it’s set up to pull the type of trailer we’re talking about. It would be a lot safer for anybody who tows a smaller utility trailer. It’s a safer operation. It’s a more consistent operation.”

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