Monday, February 26, 2018

Used M370 Service Body (SOLD)

This used capsule has 370 cubic feet of organized storage space that features aluminum shelving, a ceiling mounted aluminum cabinet, and rear mounted exterior lighting above barn style doors with rear window. The two overhead dome lights create an efficient and convenient work space.

The used fiberglass composite capsule (pictured below) is located in Tempe, Arizona and available for a fraction of the price of new service bodies. This pickup service body can accommodate a variety of technicians from HVAC, auto glass repair, locksmith or delivery industries. The possibilities are endless with this van alternative, which makes this the ideal service body for any long bed work truck!

The lightweight fiberglass composite and aluminum materials improve fuel economy and allow for more weight in tools and cargo. The best part about this used capsule is transferability. It slips on and off a pickup truck in minutes, with no-holes-drilled installation.
Call a Fleetwest representative today before it’s too late! (866) 497-7200
Sale price: $6995 SOLD!!

 Discontinued 370

 Used 370-discontinued

Friday, February 23, 2018

R&M Downtime Solution!

Downtime cost is an important factor to consider when running a work truck Fleet. Fleet managers and self-employed technicians alike depend on their vehicles to get the job done every day. Accidents, technician time lost, work truck maintenance and repairs result in costly downtime; and there is not just money lost, but opportunity as well. Fleet managers have to foresee these problems and have a prepared strategy to handle these unexpected costs.

How do you prepare for the unexpected?
Enter Fleetwest with alternative service vehicle solutions to help get Fleet work trucks on the road faster.

When a pickup truck is in the shop for maintenance or an accident occurs, Fleetwest service bodies are 100% transferable and able to be moved from the damaged pickup truck and onto another truck in minutes, fully loaded. With traditional bolt-on bodies, continuing to operate a work truck depends on the condition of the pickup. This means that an individual or company continues to incur expenses until the vehicle is repaired. When a vehicle and its driver aren’t working, there is a considerable financial loss per hour. These costs can be controlled with a transferable truck body because it is not dependent on the condition of the vehicle.

Fleetwest steel and fiberglass service bodies are installed with the use of lifting jacks, forklift or a crane; no holes are drilled so there is no damage done to the pickup truck or service body. Your technician can continue his service calls with his personal service body, tools and equipment until his vehicle is repaired and then the service body can be transferred back again, fully loaded. Problem solved!

To add a Fleetwest transferable service body to your fleet, call toll free at 866-497-7200 or get a quote.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


It seems that we aren’t the only ones that have chosen to lose some weight for the New Year. Pickup trucks are now shedding the pounds to become more lightweight too. It’s referred to as “lightweighting”. With a mixture of advanced materials such as aluminum, high-strength steels and composites to help increase the pickup’s maximum payload, towing capacity and fuel economy.

The numbers are already weighing in.The New 2019 Ram 1500 pickup is 225 pounds lighter and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than their 2018 models. Ford started the trend back in 2015 when it switched to an aluminum bed and body for the F-150 Super Duty pickups that shed a whopping 700 pounds. Each automaker is trying different approaches and material combinations to find their desired results. 

It seems that Ford’s rivals are not relying as much on aluminum in their diet, but all the big brands have launched lightweighting programs. The 2019 Silverado was introduced with an aluminum hood, tailgate and doors, but 80 percent of its frame is made of high-strength steel. GM is experimenting with other materials such as carbon fibers as well. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 also added aluminum to its tailgate, engine mounts and parts of its suspension with 90 percent of the frame high-strength steel.

No matter what combination of materials is used, you can bet that aluminum is going to play a major role by 2020 due to cost. Experimenting with mixed-materials to fill the supporting roles will continue to grow in both strength and affordability over time; which will aid automakers in their lightweighting future.

At Fleetwest we understand the need for lightweight and efficient vehicles. Our innovative service bodies are both lightweight and more efficient than tradition bolt on units. Fleetwest service bodies are 100% transferable even fully loaded with equipment and will universally fit any full-size pickup truck; making them versatile. And that is an optimal combination to reduce your operational cost while improving your productivity.   

Start your year off right and light! 
Give us a call for more information.
(866) 497-7200