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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

10 Things You Should Have in Your Truck, and Probably Don't

Here are some tips to help prepare you for whatever situation may arise.

Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to keep a vehicle stocked with essential items. These include the obvious, like windshield scraper and brush, flashlight, extra batteries, jumper cables, first-aid kit, cell phone charger, blanket and tire gauge.  There are also some that are not as obvious.

10 things you should keep in your car, and why:

1. Disinfectant wipes:  Can use for many things, such as cleaning up a spill to cleaning dirty hands.

2. USB mobile device charger:  Important to have in case there is ever a moment when your phone might run out of battery.

3. Energy bars:  These snacks are non-perishable and will hold you over if ever stuck waiting for assistance.

4. Bottled water:  Important to stay hydrated when on the road.

5. Maps: Yes, the paper kind. Always important to keep an updated map so you know where you are.

6. WD-40:  Can loosen a lug nut or protect rubber truck molding.

7. Duct tape:  Great for temporary fixes, such as holding your muffler in place.

8. Flares or reflective triangle:  Important to have so you don’t get hit on the side of the road.

9. Utility knife:  This multipurpose tool can handle a numerous amount of problems that may arise.

10. Matches:  Keep a couple matchbooks in a freezer bag so that they stay dry.  Good to have just in case, you never know when you might need them.

Although the list is extensive, many of the things that people keep in their cars varies with their needs.  Also, this list may sound like a lot, but a lot of this stuff does not take up too much space.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fleetcon 2015

Fleetwest has some exciting news as they will be attending this year’s Fleetcon show in Glendale, AZ.  There is a 10’X20’ space reserved for Fleetwest, where they will have to of their truck bodies on exhibit.  There they will be able to show how one can add and optimize their work fleet.  This will give people an opportunity to see firsthand what Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies has to offer and how they can help enhance your work fleet.

 The show is the week of September 14 and will be running through September 17.  It will be held at the Renaissance Hotel across the street from the Cardinals Stadium.

Some examples of what may be shown are pictured below,

For more information call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 or go online to get a quote by clicking here.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Optimize Your Work Truck

Accessories that optimize service body space and make the job easier take a work truck from good to great. Ergonomic, hydraulic ladder racks provide easy accessibility to ladders and large materials. Generators and A/C units bring a work truck to another level, making electricity available in remote locations and allowing technicians to transport temperature sensitive materials.

The Durashell by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies can be equipped with a long list of accessories for an ideal work truck. 100 percent extension, 1000 lb capacity aluminum slides make accessing supplies easy and painless. Cabinets and shelving with side access provide organized storage to keep track of inventory.

Accessories are available, as well as the Durashell service bodies. Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote

Monday, May 18, 2015

Work Smarter, Not Harder

The Load'N'Go Security Top by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies featured in the YouTube video above was customized specially for a communications company. Features were added so electrical technicians could easily work off-road and at night. LED lights were installed on the inside of this unit and inside the side compartments for easy access to tools and equipment at night. The LED lighting is controlled by a push/pull switch in the side cabinet, and can also be turned off when the technician closes the side compartment door for convenience.

A ladder rack with a snub-nose includes ratchets on the side to firmly secure ladders to the rack so they don't come loose in rough terrain. A 1000 lb capacity, 100% extension pull-out slide was added to this unit featuring a backboard so nothing falls off the back of the slide. A recess key-holder with locking cap securely stores additional keys for the unit. A camera with microphone was installed on the back of the unit so technicians can see and hear what's behind them. A remote-controlled spotlight provides added vision at night to light up the work area from a distance. Finally, a bumper winch kit has been added to the front of the work truck for optimum safety if a technician gets stuck in the field.

All Load'N'Go Security Top Service Bodies:

  • Come standard with an 1000 lb capacity customizable pull-out parts drawer
  • Fit all major makes and models of long or short bed pickup trucks
  • Tailgate can remain on for additional security
  • Have secure, double-locking side compartments for extra storage

Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 or go online to get a quote on the Load'N'Go Security Top.

Friday, May 1, 2015

NAFA's Sustainability for Fleets

At this year’s NAFA 2015 Institute and Expo they announced the release of the Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program.  This program is a revolutionary step towards how fleets adhere to sustainable practices.  The program is designed as a tool for fleet management professionals to help increase efficiency, reduce emissions, and conserve fuel for their businesses, according to NAFA.  It is also in collaboration with CALSTART, which is a national non-profit clean transportation organization.  The overall goal of the program is to help fleet professionals improve performance of their fleets and reduce their expenses.    As stated by the NAFA CEO Phillip Russo, “As an industry, we have a unique opportunity to make a difference for the environment.”

Another way in which fleet managers have the opportunity to enhance their fleets is with Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies and create the perfect on-the-job vehicle for work trucks with the Durashell and Load'N'Go.  Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies slip on and off most major brand pickup trucks in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation for flexibility and fleet savings.  Call your Fleetwest representative at 480-736-8800 to get a quote today on a transferable truck body such as the Load'N'Go Security Top pictured below.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fleetwest on TruckU

Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is excited to announce that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Truck U on the Velocity Channel. Tune in this Sunday, April 26th at 10:00 A.M. (EST) to see the Durashell transferable truck body in action, demonstrated by Bruno Massel and Matt Steele.

See Matt and Bruno help out a local seafood distributor grow their business by finding a truck, a transferable truck body, and fill it up with seafood.

All Durashell and Load’N’Go service bodies are completely transferable on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation.

Once again this episode of Truck U will be airing Sunday, April 26th at 10:00 A.M. (EST) on the Velocity channel.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll free at 866-497-7200 to get a Durashell quote today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NAFA 2015 Institute & Expo

NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo is the fleet management industry’s largest event and is going on this week from April 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center.  The event provides a convenient and valuable opportunity for both new and veteran fleet managers to get the tools they need to be successful and increase their networking power.  2015 will bring the most education-packed, networking-friendly conference NAFA has presented and allows for the opportunity to: network with thousands of fleet professionals, experience the latest services and products on the Institute & Expo Floor, receive cutting-edge training and education, improve your employer’s bottom line and attend special events, hear from prominent keynote speakers and more!

Another great way for fleet managers to be successful and create the perfect on-the-job vehicle for work trucks is with the Durashell and Load'N'Go Transferable Truck Bodies.  Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies slip on and off most major brand pickup trucks in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation for flexibility and fleet savings.  Call your Fleetwest representative at 480-736-8800 to get a quote today on a transferable truck body such as the Load'N'Go Sportsman pictured below.

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