Friday, February 26, 2016

The Ultimate Van Alternative...

Need more cargo room?

Enter Fleetwest with the innovation of transferabilityPossibilities are endless with the Durashell 385—the ultimate van alternative—model by Fleetwest. Why a transferable truck body instead of a van?

  • Better Fuel Economy
  • Optimized Cargo Management
  • Enhanced Ergonomics
  • Lower Life cycle and Maintenance Costs
The Durashell 385 is a universal fit for Ford, Dodge, GMC, and Toyota Tundra’s with 8’ long beds. It has 370 cubic feet of storage and weighing in at only 700 pounds! The Durashell 385, like all other models offered by Fleetwest, requires no holes drilled installation, making it easy and convenient to transfer the fully loaded capsule onto a rented or leased truck in emergencies. This model comes standard with double-walled, rear locking doors to ensure that tools and equipment are safe and secure at all times.

Fleet professionals can choose to further optimize fleet productivity with the optional addition of custom shelving systems, designed to suit your trade; to enhance the organization of tools, equipment, and parts to get the job done right!

Fleetwest composite service body
Durashell 385

Think Fleetwest for Innovative Fleet Solutions

For more information call your Fleetwest representative Toll-Free in the U.S. at (866) 497-7200 or visit us online at

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Get all your questions answered!

NTEA (The Association for the Work Truck Industry) is preparing for The Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit. This annual event is a great opportunity to gather information on the newest products with vocational trucks and equipment on display. Classes and industry-specific training is available to expand your knowledge, as well as gain access to representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. The Work Truck Show is an all-around great resource for distributors & upfitters, fleet professionals, truck dealers, manufacturers and suppliers to gain insight and obtain solutions. 
 Fleetwest will have a knowledgeable team that is proficient with the technicalities of slip on truck bodies at booth #5977. They relate to their customers, from fleet managers to service technicians, ensuring that they are getting the best truck body for their specific trade. With a model 175 on hand to experience and explore their innovative functions and features:
·         Patented low profile ladder rack
·         Keyless entry FOB
·         Interior LED lighting
·         Recessed automotive style paddle latch handles
Come and check us out at the Indiana Convention Center. For more event information and exhibition times visit You won’t want to miss this event!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Protect your assets!

Did you know that trucks are more frequently targeted by thieves than any other vehicle?

This is because catalytic converters are sold for a resale value at metal recycling centers for approximately $50 to $250. Converters that contain platinum, palladium, and rhodium are considered of greater value and therefore, more precious to thieves.

Trucks are considered easier targets for catalytic converter theft because thieves can slide under the truck to cut-out or unbolt converters in less than one minute undetected. According to Allstate Insurance, replacing catalytic converters can cost up to $1000, depending on the converter type. Preventative measures can be taken to protect your pickup from catalytic converter theft.

Here are some tips to follow:
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Park as close as possible to building entrances
  • Make your converter traceable by engraving a plate number onto it
  • Make sure that your converter is secured to the vehicles frame
  • Purchase a vehicle security system that triggers when it senses even the slightest of motions near precious parts on your vehicle

Security is one of the many values expressed by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies. Models of both the Durashell and Load’N’Go lines are equipped with features that prevent valuable tools and equipment from being stolen; as well as technician safety in mind.
Fleetwest’s Load’N’Go Security Top is a good example of these features.
  • Double locking side and rear doors
  • Double walled side doors
  • Heavy duty 16 gauge steel construction
  • 1000 pound capacity drawer
  • All cargo areas keep tools & equipment safe and secure
  • Leave your tailgate on!
Fleetwest Load'N'Go Security Top

Check out one of our fully loaded Security Tops on our YouTube channel here.

For more information on Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies call us Toll-Free in the U.S. at (866) 497 – 7200 or visit us online at

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Why Fiberglass?

The Eco friendly Durashell Line by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is constructed of a fiberglass composite classifying it as a “green” solution. Slip-on capsules in the Durashell line are equipped with many advantages for fleet professionals that also have great impact on the environment. Here are some of the many advantages that fiberglass composite truck bodies have to offer:

  • Commercial work truck strength
  • Transfers between trucks in minutes
  • Flexibility-dual usage of truck
  • Longer life cycle-outlasts multiple trucks
  • Higher residual value of the truck
  • Lightweight-greater fuel economy
  • Customizable
  • Durable
  • Eco friendly-reduced carbon footprint
  • Consistent in color
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Gel coat exterior finish

Fiberglass is non-conductive. This is great for electrical equipment storage because fiberglass insulates against electromagnetic fields.

Fiberglass is durable. It maintains dimensional stability and will hold its shape, even under harsh mechanical and environmental stresses.

Fiberglass is strong. It is able to maintain up to 25 times the strength of steel per pound.

Fiberglass is pre-finished & long lasting. Its gel coated finish gives it a presentable, uniform appearance that is resistant to corrosion and leads to lower maintenance costs, specifically regarding paint.

Fiberglass is environmentally sustainable. It provides resistance to ultraviolet light, extreme temperatures, salt air, and other harmful acids and chemicals.

For more information on the Durashell line contact a Fleetwest representative Toll-Free in the U.S. at (866) 497–7200 or visit us online at