Friday, February 15, 2019

Prevent Downtime

Downtime cost is an important factor to consider when running an entire fleet as well as a small business. Fleet and self-employed technicians alike depend on their vehicles to get the job done. Accidents, driver time off, work truck maintenance and repairs result in costly downtime. Simply put, there is no good time for downtime.

With traditional bolt-on service bodies, continuing to operate a work truck depends on the condition of the pickup or van. This means that an individual or company continues to incur expenses until the vehicle is repaired. When a vehicle and its driver are both out, there is a considerable loss per hour between hard and soft costs. Preventative measures can be taken to avoid downtime and to handle these costs

The best way to lower or eliminate downtime costs is by having a plan that did not depend on the condition of the vehicle. Fleetwest offers such innovative and alternative service vehicle solutions in a multitude of heavy duty steel and lightweight fiberglass composite models; The Load’N’Go and Durashell service bodies which are all 100% transferable.

When a truck is in the shop for maintenance or an accident occurs, Fleetwest service bodies can be moved from the damaged truck and onto another in minutes, fully loaded. Load'N'Go and Durashell service bodies are installed with the use of lifting jacks, forklift or a crane and since no holes are drilled there is no permanent damage done to the pickup or service body.

This way your technician can continue to their service calls with their personal service body, tools and equipment until their vehicle is repaired and then the service body can be transferred back again. Fleetwest service bodies universally fit most full size pickup trucks, Chevy, Ford, Dodge and Toyota, with 8’ and 6.5’ beds and are built to last multiple truck cycles.

For more information, call today toll-free in the U.S. at (866)497-7200 or visit

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