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Coachbuilder Taps Growing Market For Cannabis Transport

Posted on January 30, 2019
Dominick Vitelli’s company, Quality Coachworks, worked with California state officials for two years on bringing spec plans from paper into a cannabis transport vehicle. (LCT file photo)
Dominick Vitelli’s company, Quality Coachworks, worked with California state officials for two years on bringing spec plans from paper into a cannabis transport vehicle. (LCT file photo)

In many ways, cannabis industry transportation and logistics are no different than any other business fleet: Decisions are made to outsource distribution or stay in-house. Vehicles are selected and converted to meet specific delivery requirements. Routing software and telematics systems are used to minimize travel time and maximize the revenue of each stop. Drivers are hired, trained, and monitored.

But cannabis is no ordinary industry.

For truck and van upfitters, adapting to new regulations that affect vehicle design and functionality is a matter of survival and a source of new business — sometimes in industries they never expected to enter.

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Configuring Cannavans

Since 1983, Dominick Vitelli has been designing and manufacturing custom stretch limousines, from the executive palaces to those worthy of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.”

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Related Topics: California operators, cannabis, custom coachbuilders, drugs, Fleet Vehicles, manufacturing, Quality Coachworks, upfitters

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