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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The US Senate passes incentives for small business and individual contractors

The Senate has passed the bill labeled as “The Tax Extenders bill,” on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.   This bill includes the language of the IRS Code Section 179 tax deductions.  Section 179 is designed specifically for small businesses and it allows owners to expense the first $500,000 spent on equipment used in "active conduct of trade or business." (Purchases above $2 million will reduce the expense allowance dollar-for-dollar).  The bill applies to the year 2014, and not 2015, and requires the property to be delivered, placed into service and accepted in 2014.  For more information on other tax provisions of the bill, click here.

This is great news for small construction contractors, electricians, HVAC, plumbing, and other technical businesses.  Section 179 tax incentives can be expended on equipment, such as truck bodies for these trades.  Businesses may find these incentives especially attractive for upgrading their vehicles and tools. Section 179 can be applied to pickup trucks and utility bodies such as, the Load'N'Go by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies.  Load'N'Go Slip-on Bodies can be customized for different industries with options like cab over ladder/material racks, hydraulic drop-down ladder racks and 1000 lb. capacity pull-out slides to just name a few.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 for more information or visit to get a Load'N'Go quote.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Finding the Best Choice for New Pickup Purchase

For businesses that are looking into buying new pickup trucks, a question they might be asking is whether to buy or lease.   When considering the purchase of a new pickup, there is no right answer of whether to buy or lease.  This is because the answer is different for everyone depending on the specific circumstances and expected future plans that a company might have in mind.  Another determinant to consider when deciding to buy or lease, is how long the business plans to keep the pickup.  Other helpful factors to consider when trying to make a purchase decision are taxes, flexibility within the business, gap insurance coverage, annual mileage and do not forget to shop around and know what other options may be available.

For fleet service trucks, whether you are buying or leasing, a great solution for truck bodies is Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies Load’N’Go.   The Load'N'Go truck bodies are completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation. This means greater flexibility and higher overall residual value for fleets.  All Load'N'Go service body models are built with 16 gauge steel, double paneled doors, a powder coat finish and double locking stainless steel handles, making them highly durable and long-lasting. 

 Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote and modernize your work truck.

Friday, November 21, 2014

2015 Ford F-150: "Best Overall Buy"

Kelley Blue Book has named the 2015 Ford F-150 "Best Overall Buy" for 2015.  It has been awarded the Overall Winner in the Best Buy Awards due to its breakthrough aluminum body structure, its smooth and fuel-efficient powertrains and its impressive collection of thoughtful features, according to Jack R. Nerad, who is the executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's  The purpose of these awards are to provide a service to new-car buyers by identifying the new top 2015 model-year vehicles.  These awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing for nearly every new vehicle.  Out of more than 300 new-car models available for 2015, Kelley Blue Book's editor narrowed it down to 49 Best Buy Award finalists in 12 major vehicle categories.

To get an entire best-in-class work truck, look no further than Load'N'Go by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies.  These transferable pickup tool boxes fit most short or long bed model Ford trucks, as seen in the pictures below. They are completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes, with no-holes-drilled installation for optimum flexibility.  Picture below is the Load'N'Go ST-2000.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 to get more information on Load'N'Go service bodies or go online to get a quote.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Safety Tips for Fleet Trucks this Winter

It is that time of year again as winter approaches, to prepare your vehicle for safe driving.  For fleet trucks it is important to go over the basics of winter driving to be able to prevent any accidents.  One of the best ways to make sure that you’re driving safely during this season is to improve the contact points between the vehicle and the road surface, which will help avoid slipping and sliding in a vehicle.  It is also recommended that fleet companies opt for winter tires to maximize safety.  Other helpful tips are to always be aware of other drivers on the road, drive at the according speed limit and plan ahead by checking weather conditions before heading on the road.

 To enhance safety for fleet trucks, the Load'N'Go service bodies by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies, such as the SecurityTop, are equipped with stainless steel, double locking T-handles, and made to protect expensive cargo from both theft and weather damage. They can be transferred from one pickup to another with optional four-corner lifting jacks, a crane, or a forklift via the built-in forklift tunnels. The Security Top fits all major makes of pickup trucks such as Chevy, Dodge, GMC and Ford short or longbed models. Some of its features include 2000lb capacity on floor above drawer, 1000lb capacity drawer, and double locking compartments (cylinder and padlock).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Future for Fleet Trucks

In 2013, Natural Gas Experts in Texas and Louisiana, launched their DuraDrive bi-fuel for fleet trucks.  Now they have announced that they have delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks, according to Hard Working Trucks.  Nat G CNG Solutions delivered 2015 model vehicles to a local business in Houston and San Antonio with a General Motors’ 5.3 liter direct injection engine.  This allowed for each fleet to be upgraded to run on either natural gas or gasoline using the DuraDrive natural gas system.  During the testing, the DuraDrive set a record for efficiency on an eight-cylinder natural gas truck by achieving 23 miles per gallon.  The CEO of one of the company’s that took part in the testing stated, “It’s just a no brainer, the savings are incredible,” in reference to their gas bill.

To further enhance your fleets savings look into the Load'N'Go ST-2000 by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies.  It is light enough for aluminum-body pickup trucks and ideal for continuous fuel and maintenance fleet savings. Load'N'Go truck bodies are completely transferable, on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation. This means flexibility and higher overall value for fleets. An optional 1000 lb capacity drawer can be added to the Load'N'Go ST-2000 to provide extra organized storage in addition to the double-locking side compartments. Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 to get a quote and learn more about adding flexibility and efficiency to your work truck fleet.

Monday, October 20, 2014

NAFA Chapter Meeting held at Fleetwest

     On October 16th, Fleetwest hosted the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Arizona Chapter meeting. Chapter meetings provide fleet managers with opportunities to meet and network with others in the industry. A presentation was given by A.D.O.T on mobile truck inspections. There was also a demonstration of an inspection provided in the parking lot at Fleetwest. 

Fleetwest National Sales Manager, Tom Endicott, made a presentation on the value of adding slip-on truck bodies to a fleet. Tom highlighted the efficiencies and savings afforded by employing the Load'N'Go and Durashell brands of transferable truck bodies in any fleet.

For more information on NAFA contact Mark Manney at (602)-484-7055 or 

To create the perfect on-the-job vehicle for work trucks the Durashell and Load'N'Go Transferable Truck Bodies are great options to look into.  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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Future for Chevy Pickups

"The technology of advanced high-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado stronger, lighter, more capable and more efficient - and that's exactly what the Toughnology concept represents," said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for General Motors.  The Chevorlet Silverado Toughnology concept was revealed this past week, which showcases the concept for Silverado's connectivity technologies that includes an all-new OnStar 4G with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.  The "toughnology" offers advanced high-strength steel that makes the Chevrolet Silverado stronger, lighter, more capable and more efficient.  The steel used can be up to 30 percent lighter than carbon steel, but still have the same strength, and is at a lower cost than aluminum, which helps keep down the overall cost of the vehicle.

For fleet trucks it is very important to stay efficient and a way to add to that is with Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies Load'N'Go services.  These transferable pickup tool boxes fit any short or long bed model Chevy truck, as seen in the pictures below. They are completely transferable on and off a pickup truck in minutes with no-holes-drilled installation for optimum flexibility.

Call your Fleetwest representative toll-free at 866-497-7200 to get more information on Load'N'Go service bodies or go online to get a quote.

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