Today’s business owners are challenged on all fronts looking for ways to trim operating costs and build efficiencies into their daily operations. Whether the construction company runs 1 or 2 service vehicles or a fleet of 100 or more, the need to manage those vehicles in the most economical fashion is still of great significance to the financial health of any organization that has a service vehicle fleet.
Reducing or even holding steady fleet costs in a world with soaring fuel prices is nearly impossible and given the increasing cost of steel, plastics and other manufacturing materials, replacing service vehicles becomes a sizable drain on the profit margins of today’s business operators. Those variables are out of the control of the fleet manager so; how does the prudent operator keep a grip on these escalating costs? Even with all of this dauntingly bad news, I am glad to tell you there are still options available to hold down and even reduce the year over year operating costs associated with running a fleet of service vehicles.
The solution: Transferable service bodies for pick-up trucks are finding their way into more and more fleets throughout North America. Transferability changes everything for the fleet manager. Transferable truck bodies are just as the name infers, transferable service bodies that are not bolted into the pick-up truck bed but rather clamped to the bed rails using a four-corner mounting system that simply squeezes the bedrail and requires only a socket wrench to tighten or loosen the clamps. A rubber mat is placed on the bed of the pick-up to prevent the service body from slipping around in the bed. The unit can quickly and easily be slipped on and off the truck with either a forklift or a set of 4 lifting jacks similar to a camper jack system.
The significant savings comes from the lightweight fiberglass composite construction which allows the unit to be utilized on a full range of pick-up trucks from the lightweight class up to the heavy duty 1 ton trucks. No matter what your truck brand or style, these units are universal fit for all major makes and can be easily moved in minutes from truck to truck, fully loaded. The fuel economy derived from using a lightweight slip-on truck body on a fuel friendly truck can be substantial. Transferable truck bodies also come in the more traditional looking steel and aluminum construction with side storage compartments along the bedrails and full length pull-out parts drawers that will handle up to 1000 pounds of parts, tools and equipment. These are now offered in a lighter weight ½ ton truck version which again provides valuable savings on fuel costs.
Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is light enough for pickup trucks and a perfect match for continuous fuel and maintenance fleet savings. Load'N'Go truck bodies are completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation. This means flexibility and higher overall value for fleets. All Load'N'Go service body models are made of galvanized steel making them durable and long-lasting.
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