Fontaine Modification Co. Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Fontaine Modification hits 100,000 truck milestone

Alongside the 27,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Laredo, TX facility, Fontaine expects to hire another 125 employees to meet projected growth.

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Fontaine Modification introduces dual drive conversion for Kenworth medium-duty trucks

Fontaine Modification introduces Kenworth Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive conversion.

Fontaine Modification offers dual drive conversion for Peterbilt medium-duty trucks

The modification is available for Peterbilt models 535, 536, 537 and 548.

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Fontaine Modification updates driver comfort features for city maintenance applications

This update provides improvements for drivers such as increased legroom and the addition of a right-hand drive station.

Optimal EV, Fontaine Modification repower conventional trucks and buses

Optimal EV and Fontaine Modification Work Truck & EV Solutions introduce a repower solution that seamlessly converts conventional gasoline- or diesel-powered trucks and buses to zero-emissions electric power. The new Optimal EV E1-R is built on the common Optimal Platform Technology and based on the Ford E-450 cutaway chassis. Fontaine will integrate the E1-R into

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Fontaine Modification to build larger corporate headquarters

Fontaine Modification is building a new corporate headquarters that will more than double its production and product development capabilities. The new facility, currently under construction in the Charlotte, N.C., I-485 Logistics Center, will be nearly three times the size of the current operation. Fontaine Modification is an engineering-driven provider of post-production truck services for original equipment

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Fontaine Modification names Jennifer Sweet vice president of work truck sales and business development

Fontaine Modification Work Truck & EV Solutions has hired Jennifer Sweet as vice president of work truck sales and business development. Sweet began her career at a full-line GM dealership as commercial manager selling GM light and medium duty vehicles. She later spent 10 years with a GM and Isuzu joint venture as a medium duty

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Aperia Technologies selects Fontaine Modification as preferred installer of Halo Tire Inflator, Halo Connect

Aperia Technologies Inc. has designated Fontaine Modification as a preferred installer of its Halo Tire Inflator and Halo Connect technology. Fontaine Modification will provide customers across North America with a complete automatic tire inflation system to reduce tire-related downtime and improve fuel efficiency, the company says. The Halo is an automatic tire inflation system for

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Volvo Trucks partners with Fontaine Modification on reduced-height VAH 300 day cab

The Volvo Auto Hauler (VAH) 300, Volvo Trucks’ North American day cab, is now available for order at an unladen 94.5-inch height. The lower overall height of the VAH 300 offers the flexibility to position a larger vehicle over the truck’s cab to maximize payload, Volvo says. A clean top-of-frame behind the cab also allows

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Fontaine Modification to install Merlin Solar Panels

To help fleets better meet power demands and avoid jumpstarts, Fontaine Modification says it now offers installation of solar panel systems from Merlin Solar for customers nationwide. These solar panel installations feature Merlin Solar Road Warrior Series panels that are 80% lighter than glass and absorb 20% more energy in real-world conditions versus standard flexible

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Volvo Trucks launches long-haul autohauler model

Adding to its lineup of Volvo autohauler models, Volvo Trucks in North America introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes day cab and smaller sleeper VAH models for local and regional automobile transport applications. “We are pleased that

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