Ask any contractor about the one thing that makes their work easy, and you’ll most likely get the same answer: their tools. Good tools make you more efficient.
Nowhere else is more important to have the right equipment than when it comes to your work truck. So, if you’re planning to buy a new contractor body for your truck or upgrading your already existing one, you need to treat it like the investment it is.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing a contractor body for your truck.
Contractor Bodies: Overview
Probably the first and most important aspect you need to take into account is security. Similar to any other expensive assets, a truck body, whether we’re talking about a dump body or a flatbed, brings the risk of vandalism or theft into the picture.
Before you start shopping for any security systems, make sure your truck body is, by default, difficult to break into. Check its sturdiness and strength. The doors should be solidly built, with metal handles and interior hinges that do not allow the doors to be torn out from the bottom.
Most contractor truck bodies use only one or three point locks on their doors, but you can also find designs with five point locks for additional security. If possible, look for trucks bodies that also have individual locks for each of the boxes inside. That way, it becomes increasingly difficult for thieves to break the locks.
- Ease of Use
Another important aspect you should take into account is the ease of use and convenience of the truck body design. Different businesses have different needs, so after establishing the requirements for your future contractor body, start exploring all the options you have.
Consider the possibility of customizing the base models adding new features and options to create the perfect contractor truck for your needs.
Make sure to look for good compartmentalization and organization. Storage capacity is crucial here, so make sure that all your equipment will fit neatly into the truck body and it will be accessible and easy to reach. Compact but portable storage with roll-out or telescope drawers, and even push-button mechanisms can make your life easier and prevent any workplace accidents and injuries.
Last but not least, design is the one aspect that can make or break a service truck body. To make sure your purchase will meet the standards and certifications required these days, look for manufacturers that are members of the Service Body Institute of the National Truck Association. Check if they’ve supplied any major fleets and see how popular they are in their line of work. Quality is important, so don’t skimp on it.
The design is also an important aspect to take into account because it portrays the professionalism of your business. It’s not a secret that appearances matter, especially when it comes to first impressions. The design of your truck could speak volumes about your business.
If you are looking for a custom contractor body for your truck, then head over to our shop at Pacific Truck Colors. We can tailor your service body based on your needs and specifications.