Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prevent Work-Truck Theft

Contractors rely on their tools and equipment for their jobs. Whether you’re a small independent company or huge corporation, work-truck theft is an unexpected, costly hassle. These crimes not only delay work schedules, but can cause financial hardship. Fleet managers and independent contractors alike can put preventative measures in place to combat cargo theft by securing vehicles. Listed below are some tips to reduce the chance of theft:

·        Secure your vehicle – Always lock doors and close windows
·        Use heavy-duty locking tool boxes
·        Installing custom tamper resistant door handles
·        Install extra lighting and/or motion-censored lights where vehicles are parked
·        Install an alarm system
·        Photograph, document and record serial numbers of your equipment and tools.
·        Engrave your tools with your federal tax I.D number or company name

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 theft.

The ST-2000 is the newest Load’N’Go by Fleetwest. 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 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.

ST-2000 by Fleetwest shown on Chevy Silverado HD 2500
ST-2000 Leave tailgate on for add'l security
ST-2000 by Fleetwest shown on Chevy Silverado HD 2500
ST-2000 Double panel barn doors

To get a quote on the Load'N'Go ST-2000, call toll free in the U.S. at 866-497-7200.

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