Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Honda Ridgeline Work Truck Debut

The midsize pickup truck is gaining ground with new models such as the Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and the Honda Ridgeline, which will debut by 2016, according to Hardworkingtrucks.com. Production of the current Honda Ridgeline, built in Alabama, will conclude during 2014. The new Ridgeline will likewise be built in the U.S. with a more traditional pickup truck appearance.

The upward trend in midsize models is likely due to fuel cost fluctuations and environmental concern. The first generation Honda Ridgeline was named the 2006 North American Truck of the Year because of its unique design and half-ton truck capability.With the resurgence of midsize pickup trucks, the market for compatible truck bodies will also likely increase. 

Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies offers Durashell service bodies which are durable, yet light enough for the midsize model pickups. The Durashell 90, and Durashell 165 (pictured below) are lightweight, fiberglass composite service bodies that create the perfect work truck when combined with a midsize pickup.They offer 90 and 165 cubic feet of storage with little extra weight added to the truck, creating a more fuel efficient and economical work truck. Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a Durashell quote.

Midsize Pickup Truck Service Body
Durashell 90

New Service Body For Sale
Durashell 165

Monday, December 30, 2013

Service Body Color Match

Whether a work truck stands alone or is part of a bigger fleet, one way to get noticed is by color-matching. Color-matched service bodies create a sleek and modern overall look, which can bring positive attention to a business. Color-matching also creates a great canvas for company logos or slogans. The only problem with color-matching a service body to your pickup truck is that it can be expensive.

The Durashell 170 by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies (pictured below) can be color-matched to your new or existing pickup truck for just $200! The Durashell 170 fits all major makes and models of pickup trucks such as Ford, GMC, Chevy, and Dodge. If you are not interested in color-matching, Fleetwest is also offering 10% off a limited number of  white Durashell 170 fiberglass composite service bodies with slight discoloration. These offers are only available while supplies last. Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote.

Color Match Pickup Work Truck

Click here to get more information on the fully transferable, lightweight Durashell 170.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Aluminum Ford Pickup Truck

Ford is set to debut an aluminum constructed F-Series for 2015, according to Hardworkingtrucks.com. The pickup truck will be significantly lighter than its steel predecessors in preparation for the rising U.S. fuel-economy standards, which will require an average of 54.5 mpg by 2025. The new Ford model is said to be the most innovative to date with features such as a range in turbo-charged engines, aluminum construction, and a 10 speed transmission. The new model will also get about 30 mpg highway, compared to the 2014 F-150 at 23 mpg.

If you're interested in this lightweight, fuel efficient aluminum pickup truck, take a look at its perfect match. The Load'N'Go Sportsman by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is a lightweight toolbox with modern aluminum and steel construction. It features full length aluminum diamond plated side-boxes and a 1000 pound capacity drawer with aluminum diamond plated front. The Sportsman is light enough for half-ton pickup trucks and will provide continued fuel savings. The best feature of the Load'N'Go Sportsman is its transferability on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation. You can easily install this service body on an existing pickup truck, then transfer it to the 2015 aluminum F-Series when the time comes.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote for the Load'N'Go Sportsman.

Lightweight Aluminum and Steel Service Body
Load'N'Go Sportsman

Ford Pickup Truck with Aluminum Service Body

Friday, December 20, 2013

Commercial Van Alternative

Ram Commercial Truck is set to offer a small commercial van that they based off of the Fiat Doblo.The Ram ProMaster City will be available in 2015. Rather than wait for the Fiat-styled van to make an appearance, consider a transferable service body as a better van alternative. Get the storage of a van and the added flexibility of a pickup truck with a Durashell or Load'N'Go service body by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies.

Service Body Benefits Include:
  • Improved initial and ownership costs with decreased maintenance needs
  • Immediate factory availability rather than a year
  • Higher residual value with no-holes drilled service body installation
  • Transferability on and off a pickup truck in minutes providing fleet flexibilty
Ditch the van and call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote on a Load'N'Go or Durashell service body. 

Pickup Truck Service Body for Chevy

Transferable Pickup Truck Tool Box

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Fleet Vehicle of 2013

Chevy Silverado: Fleet Truck of the Year

Congrats to the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 which has been named the best fleet truck of 2013 by Automotive and Business Fleet magazines. The award is determined by qualified fleet managers who assess 36 trucks in categories reflecting all aspects of the industry. The Silverado won out because it has work-ready features that make it perfect for any job site. With plenty of torque and high tow ratings, the 2014 Silverado is dependable and long-lasting.

The Load'N'Go ST-2000 by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is the perfect match for the Chevy Silverado 1500, combined to create the ideal work truck. Not only is the Load'N'Go ST-2000 also dependable and long-lasting, it has the added benefit of transferability. Load'N'Go service bodies are made of durable 16 gauge steel and the ST-2000 is especially lightweight, making it great for lightweight pickup trucks. Load'N'Go service bodies will outlast multiple pickup trucks, saving fleets life-cycle costs. The ST-2000 is available with plenty of extra options such as a 1000 lb capacity customizable drawer, 100% extension sliding tray, and hydraulic ladder rack for easy accessibility. The best feature of the Load'N'Go ST-2000 is that it's completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation. Having this flexibility allows fleets to keep up with the latest work truck technology such as the 2014 Chevy pickup trucks, and it raises the resale value of existing pickups. 

To get a quote on the Load'N'Go ST-2000, call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200.

Chevy Silverado Top Fleet Vehicle of 2013

Service Body for 2014 Chevy 1500 Pickup Truck

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

(SOLD) For Sale: Used Service Body

Used Load'N'Go TSS Service Body For Sale

Get huge savings when you buy a used Load'N'Go TSS by Fleetwest Transferable Service Bodies (pictured below). This used truck body is in excellent condition and provides all the benefits of a new Load'N'Go model:
  •   Fits Ford, Dodge, Chevy, and GMC long bed pickup trucks (1 ton+ models recommended)
  • Completely transferable on and off your pickup truck in minutes with no-holes drilled installation for convenience and greater life-cycle value
  • Secure double-locking cylinder and padlock T-handles on side compartments which include dividers for organized storage
  • Secure locking roll-up style door
This particular used Load'N'Go TSS comes with added accessories like the 4 inch material tube with locking cap, shelving on either side inside, and extra divided shelves.

Check out Fleetwest Internet Specials for more info and pricing or call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200.
Used Service Body For Sale
Roll-up Door
For Sale Used Service Body
Organized, Secure Side Compartments

Work Truck Body For Sale
Built-in Forklift Tunnels
Steal Service Body For Sale
Tall Super Structure

Shelves for Work Truck For Sale
Inside Shelving

Customizable Work Truck For Sale
Spacious Customizable Storage

Work Truck Material Storage
Secure Storage for Longer Materials

Monday, December 9, 2013

Fleet Tax Deductions

Save money and take advantage of business tax deductions that may not be here next year. The Section 179 tax law can help companies invest in their infrastructure. Businesses can take write-offs on big purchases such as equipment vehicles, work trucks, and service bodies. Currently, you can deduct up to $500,000 on equipment such as a new Chevy Silverado with a Load'N'Go by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies. A special first-year depreciation bonus may be available to further savings.

In 2014 the Section 179 deduction is going to be significantly reduced to $25,000 so business should take advantage of it before the year end (unless congress passes new legislation). Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote before the end of the year and take advantage of Section 179 deductions.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

FedEx Work Trucks

FedEx contractors sing praises of the Durashell 370 by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies on a Chevy Silverado pickup truck as a van alternative. A pickup truck provides 4x4 capability not available with the old work vans. The Durashell also has 130 cubic feet greater capacity than the AWD Chevy Express vans. Drivers enjoy easy access to cargo thanks to the stand-up height of the Durashell 370.

Durashell Vs. Van
  • The Durashell factory availability is 3 weeks or less while a new full-size transit van could take 4-10 months
  • Ownership costs for the Durashell are much less than a van because of lower maintenance costs and a 3+ pickup truck lifecycle
  • The residual value for pickup trucks are higher than a van. The Durashell service body provides the added benefit of transferability with no-holes drilled installation, making the resale value of both the pickup and service body higher
Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to GET A QUOTE for the Durashell 370.

Durashell 370 for FedEx Contractor

Secure Fiberglass Composite Service Body

Van Alternative for FedEx Contractors

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Road Side Assistance

Load'N'Go Road Warrior

Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies now offers a Load'N'Go service body specifically designed for road side assistance, highway safety, and other road work industries. The Load'N'Go Road Warrior has unique features that make road work easier and safer.
  • Maximize the value of mechanics truck
  • Deliver on-site support
  • Reduce costly downtime
  • Reduce risk of injury and body strain
  • Increase productivity
  • Vehicle management (on and off in minutes)
  • Significant savings
  • Expand truck cargo storage and maximize carrying capacity 
To get a quote on the Load'N'Go Road Warrior like the one pictured below, call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200.

Highway Safety Service Bodies

Emergency Vehicle Service BodyEasy Access Hose ReelRoad Work Safety Features

Ergonomic Work Truck Solutions

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Deals

Load'N'Go Service Body

Holidays are the perfect times to get top deals on items that you've had your eye on all year such as big-screen TV's, the newest Ipad, or a 2014 pickup truck. Why not get a gift that keeps on giving? Something that can be used at home and at work.

Load'N'Go service bodies by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies are perfect for construction, HVAC, electric, CNG, cable, and plumbing industries. They are fully transferable and can be moved on and off a pickup truck in minutes, making the Load'N'Go ideal for personal use or for large fleets.

Now through November 30th, a new Load'N'Go Open-Bed service body is 10% off (for short bed models only). The YouTube video below demonstrates the power of a transferable Load'N'Go Open-Bed. Visit www.fleetwest.net for details.

  • Universal fit between all major brands of pickup trucks such as Dodge, Chevy, GMC, and Ford
  • No-holes drilled installation for fast transferability and higher resale value
  • 1000 lb capacity, fully customizable 70% extension slide-out drawer
  • Built-in forklift tunnels or optional 2000 lb capacity lifting jacks for easy transferability
  • 4 tool box side compartments on either side with shelving for organized storage
If you miss out on this great offer, check the Fleetwest website for new Internet Specials updated monthly, or call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Work Truck Events

2013 Fleetwest Open House

The 2013 Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies Open House was a success! New work truck technology was showcased on 2014 Midway Chevy pickup trucks. Both Load'N'Go and Durashell service body models demonstrated the transferability, durability, and flexibility that they add to a fleet. Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote on any of the service bodies pictured below.

Work Truck Storage
Organizable Storage

Pickup Truck Tool Box
Secure Side Compartments
Work Truck Event

Lightweight Fiberglass Composite Service Body
Lightweight Durashell
Work Truck Options
100% Extension Slides

Dunkin Donuts Coffee

2014 Chevy Pickup Trucks

Work Truck Ladder Racks
Ergonomic Ladder Racks

Steel Ladder Rack

Pickup Truck Tool Boxes
Aluminum Diamond Plated Side Boxes

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Work Van Alternatives

Work vans are becoming outdated because they are unorganized, hazardous, and make it difficult to access tools and equipment. A better alternative is a transferable truck body. The Durashell by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is a lightweight, fiberglass model that can be customized with options that best suit your needs. Below are examples of a work van versus the Durashell service body.

Work Van Alternatives
Cluttered Work Van
Organized Work Truck Options
 The Durashell 170 shown above is fitted with 100% extension sliding decks and wide barn-style double doors that make the work truck ergonomic. Technician injuries are reduced with sliding decks because tools and cargo are easily accessible, eliminating strain.

Work Van Drawers
Large drawers require technicians to climb into the work van.

Work Truck Side Compartments
 The Durashell provides easy access and organization through secure side compartments. They can be equipped with bins for small tools and parts, but are large enough for power tools and buckets.

Work Van Ladder Storage
Ladders stored upright in the back of a work van require climbing over other cargo to access.
Ladder Rack for Work Trucks
 The steel ladder rack pictured above allows ladders to be stored on top the work truck, freeing up storage space and making them easily accessible. Hydraulic ladder racks provide further accessibility with an easy-to-maneuver handle that brings the ladder to you.

Work Van Power Outlets
Free-standing power outlets are dangerous and cumbersome.
Electricity Options for Work Trucks
The Durashell is available with optional 12 volt power outlets and other electrical features that make on-site jobs easier and safe.

One of the best Durashell features is transferability. Durashell service bodies can be transferred on and off a pickup truck in minutes, with no-holes-drilled installation. Transferability makes a fleet more flexible, and increases the resale value of both the pickup truck and service body. To get a quote on a Durashell service body, call your Fleetwest representative toll free today at 866-497-7200.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Latest Work Truck Options

The Load'N'Go by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is now available in a raised-floor model. Like all Load'N'Go service bodies, this raised-floor model has an abundance of secure storage with side storage compartments that come standard with a steel shelf, pre-cut with dividers for organization. The side compartments have an internal space of 13 1/2" deep and 21 1/2" tall, providing plenty of usable storage capacity. Security is provided for expensive tools and cargo with double-locking 16 gauge steel doors that are cylinder and padlockable.

The 1000 lb capacity, 70 percent extension pull out drawer comes standard on all Load'N'Go service bodies. The raised-floor model comes with a lower deck floor, providing even more space in the drawer for taller cargo and equipment. Optional uni-strut strips are available to tie down tools and equipment in the bed of the pickup truck for even more security. All Load'N'Go utility bodies allow the tailgate of a pickup truck to be left on, and side storage compartments provide space for long-handled tools and materials such as PVC pipe.

All Load'N'Go service bodies, including the raised-floor model, universally fit major makes and models of pickup trucks such as Ford, GMC, Dodge, and Chevy. Check out the Fit Guide to find the best model for your pickup truck. Get a quote online at Fleetwest.net for the new raised-floor Load'N'Go or call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Let Uncle Sam Work for You

You can benefit from changes to the Section 179 tax deductions. Depreciation deductions are available for up to $500,000 on equipment purchased in 2012 and 2013, raised from previous years. The tax deduction covers equipment used for business purposes before the year's end. There is a bonus depreciation of 50% for new equipment only. The total limit on purchases is $2,000,000 as of January 1, 2013, with purchases in 2012 qualifying for new, higher deduction limits. More information on the changes can be found at www.section179.org.

Almost all types of "business equipment" qualifies for the Section 179 deduction. Before the year is over, take advantage of purchasing larger equipment such as service bodies for fleet vehicles. Purchasing this equipment during the calendar year is financially advantageous to businesses, large or small. Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies qualify for Section 179 tax deductions. Load'N'Go or Durashell service bodies can be purchased now, and put into use before December 31st, 2013 in order to take advantage of this generous tax code.

New Steel Service Body
New Load'N'Go ST-2000
Companies should act now to take advantage of the Section 179 tax deductions, as they can change every year without notice. Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to purchase a new Load'N'Go or Durashell service body and benefit from Uncle Sam.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Secure Work Trucks

Truck cargo theft has increased 5% in the U.S. during the last three months, and the value of each of the 200+ incidents has increased 9% according to FreightWatch International.  Cargo stolen ranged from food and drinks, to expensive electronics and auto parts. Unsecured parking made up the majority of the theft incidences. No matter what industry, cargo theft is an unexpected, costly hassle. Fleet managers can put preventative measures in place to combat cargo theft by securing vehicles.

The easiest way to ensure the safety of cargo is with a secure service body. Most vehicles are equipped with heavy-duty locking mechanisms, and service bodies should not be an exception. Load'N'Go service bodies by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies are equipped with stainless steel, double locking T-handles, and made to protect expensive cargo from both theft and weather damage.

The ST-2000 by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is the newest Load'N'Go model. All Load'N'Go service bodies are fully transferable on-and off the bed of a pickup truck in minutes. They can be transferred from one pickup to another with optional four-corner lifting jacks, a crane, or a forklift via the built-in forklift tunnels. The ST-2000 is a universal fit for all the major makes of pickup trucks such as Chevy, Dodge, and Ford. Some of the new features available on the ST-2000 include a barn door configuration with double panel doors for additional security, a solid fixed top, and durable spray-in bed liner. Watch the YouTube video below to see the ST-2000 in action.

To get a quote on the brand new Load'N'Go ST-2000, call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Green Fleet Expo

Today kicks off the Green Fleet Expo, a two-day conference dedicated to car and truck fleet professionals at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona. The conference provides resources such as learning new strategies for lowering cost of ownership, improving fleet sufficiency, and staying up to date with technology advancements in the work truck industry. Keynote presentations, exhibits, and networking will be made available for fleet management and technicians.

Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies provide solutions to:
  •  Lowering cost of ownership - the Fit Guide compares transferable vs. tradition bolt-on service bodies and explains how Load'N'Go utility bodies will lower ownership costs by providing flexibility, reducing technician downtime, and increasing resale value.
  • Improving fleet sufficiency - transferable service bodies are more sufficient because they can easily be moved from one pickup truck to another in minutes, fully loaded. Less pickup trucks are needed within a fleet and work trucks are more customizable with Load'N'Go and Durashell service bodies.
  • Technology advancements - Durashell service bodies are made of a lightweight, fiberglass composite that is rugged and lowers fuel costs. Load'N'Go service bodies are now powder-coated which is the latest technology for quality service body advancement. The powder coating process creates a more durable, aesthetically pleasing fleet.
Fuel Saving Work Trucks
 To get a quote on a Green service body, call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ford E-Series Van is Discontinued!

Ford is discontinuing their E-Series van, a best-selling vehicle for the motor company. Replacement options for the van range from Ford's new European-style van to the comparable GM Express van. However, the disadvantages to having a work van remain. Maintenance costs of replacement vans are likely higher, the factor availability will be months, and fuel efficiency is not ideal. These factors result in high initial costs, fuel costs, and time lost.

Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies offers the best van alternative solution, the Durashell. When added to a pickup truck such as the Ford F-Series, the Durashell service body creates a work truck that is of similar size to the E-Series van. It is also comparable in increased initial cost to the other van replacement options. However, the Durashell offers benefits that cannot be achieved with a full-size van.
Van Alternatives for Discontinued Ford E-Series
Durashell 170 Van Alternative

  • The Durashell service body has factory availability of between one and three weeks.
  • The ownership costs are also lower with little maintenance needed and a lifecyle that outlasts multiple pickup trucks. 
  • The Durashell is made of a lightweight fiberglass composite that provides better fuel economy. Because a Durashell is used in conjunction with a pickup truck, resale value is increased. 
  • The Durashell is completely transferable in contrast to traditional bolt-on service bodies. Transferability with no-holes-drilled installation means both the pickup truck and Durashell can be resold for more.
Call your Fleetwest representative toll free today at 866-497-7200 to find out how you can save $200 a month compared to your current van or get a quote online.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pest Control Work Trucks

Service bodies are used for a range of industries from HVAC to telecommunications. The Durashell by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies pictured below is customized for the pest control business. This service body is a great example of how utility bodies can work for you to make any particular job easier.

The work environment is made more efficient for technicians because of the Durashell's ergonomic design. Injuries related to bending, reaching, or lifting are reduced. Supplies can easily be reached from side compartments or on optional 100% extendable sliding decks. Double locking compartments and doors as well as secure, sturdy material protect cargo and expensive tools from weather damage or theft. 

The need for idling is reduced because cargo is separated from the driver, unlike in a traditional van. Cargo separation increases driver safety and fuel economy, two important factors for fleet managers. Fuel economy is further improved because Durashell service bodies are made of a durable yet lightweight fiberglass composite material.

Transferability is one of the best features of Durashell service bodies. Unlike bolt-on service bodies, transferable units will provide fleets with flexibility, fuel savings, and a higher resale value. Call your Fleetwest representative at 866-497-7200 to get a Durashell quote today.

Lightweight Pest Control Work Truck

Ergonomic Work Truck Accessories

Organized Work Truck Storage Space

Double Barn Style Work Truck Doors

Service Body Hose Reel

Pickup Truck Tool Box Side Compartments