Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Half Ton - Full Benefits

Many industries have taken advantage of the benefits half ton trucks have to offer. Besides them being easier on the wallet to purchase, they are obviously lighter. One of the benefits of lighter trucks being increased fuel efficiency while reducing fuel costs; as a half ton truck will cost you significantly less in gas than heavy duty pickups.

Now you won’t have to worry about not being able to efficiently store your tools on your half ton. Fleetwest has conquered this challenge with the base model ST-2000 and Sportsman models from the Load’N’Go line and all Durashell models.

These models fulfill extensive storage and security needs for your valuable tools and equipment without sacrificing your trucks payload or fuel economy. They also can be transferred from truck to truck on the job site in minutes—even while fully loaded—and require a no holes drilled installation! All units are built to outlast multiple trucks and available in standard 8' and 6.5' bed applications.

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The Load’N’Go ST-2000 feature a 16 gauge steel construction, stainless steel hardware and latches, and a rugged white powder coated finish. The Sportsman model comes standard with a durable black spray-on load liner finish inside and out, a powder coated pull-out drawer and lightweight aluminum side cabinet and rear doors. Add-ons such as ladder racks, sliding bed trays, vise mounts, and much more are available!

The Durashell is made of a heavy duty fiberglass composite that is rugged and light weight. These units come in a standard white gel coat finish, stainless steel door hinges, remote keyless entry and 60/40 rear split doors with backup cameras standard. Add-on options include low profile hydraulic ladder racks, sliding single or dual bed trays, shelving and much, much more!
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To get a quote, visit us online at www.Fleetwest.net 
or call us Toll Free in the U.S. at 
(866) 497-7200.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 Tax Incentives for Fleets and Contractors

Now that 2018 is coming to an end and tax time is just around the corner, let’s talk about tax deductions. Before you know it 2019 will be upon us and it’s not too late to take advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction. This deduction is good on new and used equipment financed/purchased and put into service by 12/31/2018.

What is the Section 179 Deduction?

Basically, the Section 179 deduction is an incentive created by the U.S. Government for small businesses to invest in themselves and help lower operating costs. It allows businesses to add the needed equipment to improve operations and increase revenue and then deduct the full purchase price, of qualifying equipment, from your gross income.

Even better, the deduction limit for Section 179 has increased from last year to $1,000,000 for 2018 and beyond, as well as the limit on the equipment purchases has increased to $2.5 Million. There is also a bonus depreciation of 100% and is retroactive to 9/27/2017 and good through 2022. This bonus depreciation now includes used equipment as well.

Here is an example of how Section 179 works:

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To find out all the ins and outs of Section 179 and the answers to all your questions, visit the official website at www.section179.org. There is also a free calculator to give you an estimate of how much money you can save on your purchases. See the handy Section 179 Calculator that's fully updated for 2018.

Keep in mind the Section 179 Deduction can be applied to purchases on equipment such as the Service Truck Bodies from Fleetwest. The heavy duty steel constructed Load'N'Go units are available in roll top, fixed top and open bed configurations. To see the complete Fleetwest Line visit our website at www.Fleetwest.net and get a quote today.