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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Why Fiberglass?

The Eco friendly Durashell Line by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies is constructed of a fiberglass composite classifying it as a “green” solution. Slip-on capsules in the Durashell line are equipped with many advantages for fleet professionals that also have great impact on the environment. Here are some of the many advantages that fiberglass composite truck bodies have to offer:

  • Commercial work truck strength
  • Transfers between trucks in minutes
  • Flexibility-dual usage of truck
  • Longer life cycle-outlasts multiple trucks
  • Higher residual value of the truck
  • Lightweight-greater fuel economy
  • Customizable
  • Durable
  • Eco friendly-reduced carbon footprint
  • Consistent in color
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Gel coat exterior finish

Fiberglass is non-conductive. This is great for electrical equipment storage because fiberglass insulates against electromagnetic fields.

Fiberglass is durable. It maintains dimensional stability and will hold its shape, even under harsh mechanical and environmental stresses.

Fiberglass is strong. It is able to maintain up to 25 times the strength of steel per pound.

Fiberglass is pre-finished & long lasting. Its gel coated finish gives it a presentable, uniform appearance that is resistant to corrosion and leads to lower maintenance costs, specifically regarding paint.

Fiberglass is environmentally sustainable. It provides resistance to ultraviolet light, extreme temperatures, salt air, and other harmful acids and chemicals.

For more information on the Durashell line contact a Fleetwest representative Toll-Free in the U.S. at (866) 497–7200 or visit us online at

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Defog your windows TWICE as fast using SCIENCE- 4 easy steps

Who has time to wait for the windshield to defrost?

I may not live somewhere that it snows, but still find mornings that you go to leave and the windshield is frosted or fogged up. If you are like me, you're running late for work  and need to defog them as quick as possible. I found a video that shows you how to speed up that time and the science behind it. The nerd in me loved it and thought I would pay it forward. You gotta love science, especially if it gets us to work safely!

Safety is just one of the benefits to our transferable truck bodies we offer here at Fleetwest. The Durashell 175 or 145 offers LED lighting, key less FOB entry and slide out work tray options as a few options with safety in mind.

To check out other products Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies has to offer, visit or call us Toll free in the U.S. at 866-497-7200

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Benefits of Keyless Entry

What is a key fob and how can it benefit you?

A key fob is a small hardware device equipped with built-in authentication mechanisms that make entering your transferable toolbox or vehicle easy and convenient. Although this wireless remote is nearly identical to regular remote clickers in appearance, it provides users with crucial benefits that support safety, convenience, and conserved time.

·         Convenience-Key Fobs eliminate the trouble of having to fumble through all of your keys to find the right one and save you time with just the simple push of a button.
·         Protection-You can rest easy knowing that your tools are secured from while inside on the job, yet still readily accessible with the click of a button.
·         Efficiency-It also makes it easier for workers to unlock their toolbox with hands full of tools. Not having to spend tedious amounts of time putting down or dropping tools just to unlock your toolbox door will optimize worker efficiency.

Fleet professionals can take advantage of these benefits when optimizing their fleets with transferable truck bodies. The Durashell line by Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies supports these benefits by incorporating the use of keyless entry with the use of key fobs. Take advantage and optimize your fleet with keyless entry on the new Durashell 175 and 145 models by Fleetwest! 

The Durashell line offers a rugged service body solution without sacrificing fuel economy or payload. Durashell bodies can be customized for any industry with countless options to choose from. With standard LED lighting, slam lock automotive grade latches and keyless entry system, the Durashell is the leader in innovation and built with the user in mind.

For more information on the Durashell line visit us online at or call Toll-free in the U.S. at (866) 497 - 7200.

Monday, January 11, 2016

How to cut downtime costs...Transferability!

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. Downtime cost is an important factor to consider when running a fleet.

Preventative measures can be taken to avoid downtime, and to handle costs when downtime occurs.  Knowing the employment costs (salaries, commission, etc.) as well as the variable and fixed costs of vehicles can help in preparing for the unexpected. The best way to lower or eliminate downtime costs is by having a plan.  

Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies provides you with alternative service vehicle options. When a pickup truck is in the shop for maintenance or an accident occurs, Durashell and Load'N'Go service bodies can be moved from the damaged pickup truck onto another in minutes, fully loaded.

With traditional bolt-on 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 out, there is a considerable loss per hour between hard and soft costs. Those costs can be controlled with a transferable truck body because it does not depend on the condition of the vehicle.

Load'N'Go and Durashell service bodies are installed with the use of lifting jacks, forklift or a crane. No holes are drilled so there is no permanent damage done to the pickup truck or service body. Problem solved! Your technician can continue his service calls with his personal service body, tools and equipment until his vehicle is repaired and then the service body can be transferred back again, fully loaded.

To add a Fleetwest transferable service body to your fleet, call toll free at 
866-497-7200 or get a quote. Check out our current offer with the purchase of a new Load’N’Go.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

How to save on fuel this winter...

Truck maintenance is important to keep trucks up and running but did you know that regularly maintaining your pickups also offers great benefits in fuel economy? There are many technologies and techniques for fleet maintenance that can help increase fuel efficiency up to 10%.

Here are some tips that can help you save this winter:

Make sure that your truck’s tires have adequate thread depth and air pressure.
   Keeping tires properly inflated alone can increase gas mileage by 3%
Regularly replace clogged air filters
Park in warmer areas to increase the initial temperature of your pickup’s engine
Use the recommended grade of motor oil
Combine trips whenever possible to avoid driving with a cold engine
Remove accessories that increase wind resistance
Try a more efficient vehicle. ½ ton pickups allow greater opportunity for fuel
    savings and efficiency.

Applying techniques that support increased measures for fuel efficiency offer remarkable savings and allow more room for the optimization of your fleet with transferable truck bodies! Fleetwest has many options for ½ ton configurations. The Durashell 145 and 175 model is made of a lightweight fiberglass composite and is 100% transferable. It requires no holes drilled installation and is available with many options that make it possible to efficiently store tools and equipment, while cutting back on fuel costs. Durashell even offers a CNG model!


For more information on the Durashell 145 and 175 or the rest of the Durashell line go to our website or call Toll Free in the U.S. at (866) 497 – 7200.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Come check us out...

The New Durashell models from Fleetwest are the most innovative selection of fiberglass composite transferable truck bodies on the market today. Check out our newest video on Youtube for a few of the upgraded features on the Durashell 145/175.

To learn more about the Durashell line or to get a detailed quote, visit or call toll-free in the U.S. (866)497-7200.

Friday, December 18, 2015

New Truck for the New Year...

Have your eye on a new pickup truck this holiday season?

Whether you’re looking to go compact or full size, options are endless.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma available with a 3.5 liter V6 engine estimated to provide approximately 19-23 mph is a quality choice to consider. The Tacoma’s new engine offers big fuel savings and increased fuel efficiency. This mid sized model features a new high-strength steel composite, ensuring durability and optimized safety and performance for all. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s bold new look supports features that make increased safety measures for passengers possible.

Another option to consider is the 2016 Ford F-150, which continues to be one of the best selling vehicles in America. This full size pick is available with optional 2.7 liter Eco Boost V6 engine. It delivers 325 horse power while still offering the best fuel economy in the lineup! The 2016 Ford F-150 now utilizes an aluminum and durable steel composite, resulting in a lighter truck. You can also look forward to saving money with the purchase of this model—it has been named as one of the best full size pickups that offer big savings in a 5-year cost to own comparison.

In addition to the features that these models offer, Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies offers ways to easily optimize pickups for both personal and commercial use. Fleetwest’s Load’N’Go Open Bed model,which is 100% transferable even while fully loaded is a perfect option to add to your pickup. Don’t damage your new pick up by throwing loose tools and equipment in the bed—keep it organized with Fleetwest’s transferable service body. 

To add a Load'N'Go service body to your pickup truck, new or old, call toll-free in the U.S. 866-497-7200 or get a quote.

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