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The Basics Of Choosing A Truck Service Body Design

Whether you work in landscaping, home improvement, or any other industry that requires you to haul special equipment and tools with you, the best investment you will make is a custom truck body that fits your needs. Before you order the truck body that you think will work, you should take time to make sure that it really will work. Here are a few things you should think about when designing your truck service body.

What Types Of Things Will You Carry Regularly?

The types of things you need to transport will play a major role in the design of your truck service body. You should be looking for a service body that will easily organize and accommodate everything you need to have with you on your job sites. 

If you carry more equipment and toolboxes than you do general supplies, you will need a truck body that features compartments for secure placement of those items so that they don't shift in the bed. However, if you're hauling a mix of both equipment and general supplies, you should consider a truck body that has an open storage space in the center for your equipment but also incorporates cabinet and drawer storage around the outer perimeter for the rest of your needs.

How Easy Is Everything To Access?

Having a truck body that will store everything you need is great, but when you can't get to things easily, it doesn't do you a whole lot of good. Take some time to think about all of the things that you will need to access on a regular basis and make sure that the truck body design makes that easy for you.

For example, if you will need to transport a lot of tools and supplies, such as hoses, fittings, and other parts, plus you will be hauling some large equipment, you don't want your storage drawers to sit on the inside of your truck body design. Then, the drawers and cabinets will be blocked by the equipment sitting in the middle. Instead, have your storage compartments line the outside of your truck body so that you can get to them from the side of the truck.

How Secure Is The Design?

While organization and access are important, security should also be a priority. You don't want to have to empty your storage compartments every night out of fear that someone could steal your inventory.

Instead, look for a truck service body that allows you to secure your cabinets, drawers, and other equipment. Whether you choose rolling sides that you can pull down and lock to enclose the truck body or you have custom lock systems incorporated, you should be sure that you have an easy way to keep everything protected.