Friday, June 28, 2013

Lightweight Service Bodies

The benefits to having a service body on your work truck made of light weight material are endless. Service bodies such as the fiberglass composite Durashell by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies offer lightweight benefits without compromising durability. Lightweight materials suitable for work trucks include aluminum, fiberglass composite, and high-strength steel.

Benefits of Lightweight Service Bodies:
  • An increased payload is possible when you have a lightweight service body. Who doesn't want a higher payload capacity to carry more tools and equipment? With a lightweight service body you won't have to make multiple trips to the job site or leave behind tools that would make the job easier.
  • A lighter work truck means reduced fuel costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, every 10 percent decrease in total vehicle weight adds 6.5 percent to your fuel economy. With multiple work trucks in a fleet, those numbers add up to big savings.
  • Using lightweight materials creates a green work truck or fleet. Environmental impact is improved because with every gallon of fuel saved, not only do you save money but 19.4 lbs of carbon is prevented from being released into the atmosphere (
Lightweight Fiberglass Composite Durashell Service Body
Durashell 370

Furthermore, more vehicle options are available when you have a lightweight service body. The Durashell is a transferable service body. If you have multiple truck options in your fleet, the lightweight Durashell can easily move, fully loaded, from one pickup to another in minutes. Transferability further reduces environmental impact and operating costs.

Vehicle maintenance is an operating cost that decreases with lightweight service bodies. A lighter pickup truck receives less wear and tear, and therefore requires less maintenance. Fiberglass composite service bodies in particular look better for longer. The material makes them ideal for advertising because they can easily be wrapped with company information. The Durashell is a moving billboard for your company.

If you are interested in the benefits of a lightweight service body, call 866-497-7200 toll free to talk to a Fleetwest representative or get a Durashell quote at Now through July 5th Fleetwest is offering huge savings on any new Durashell model so call today!

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