Being in the construction or trade industry requires you to be equipped with the right equipment. One of the ways that construction and trade industries have changed over time is the emergence of service trucks. A service truck is a truck customized to have numerous compartments. The compartments are built inside a huge aluminum body. Service trucks are used by people in the construction and skilled trade industries. Some of the people that use service trucks are electricians, plumbers, carpenters, HVAC repair and maintenance technicians, general contractors, and even mobile equipment repair service providers. There are numerous options for you to choose from when it comes to finding service trucks.
One of the important factors that service truck owners pay attention to is the construction material of the service bodies. A service body can be made using either steel metal or aluminum metal. However, choosing between these two metals depends on the needs of the client. The main determinant of the construction material for the service body is the desired weight of the equipment and supplies to be placed in the vehicle’s compartment and cargo area. The best way to find the value of the weight is to draft a list of the gears to be placed in the compartments and also estimate their weight.
Some people prefer aluminum because it is lightweight, and therefore it gives someone the allowance to increase the payload capacity. Also, aluminum is resistant to zinc-based corrosion. Therefore if you choose aluminum, you are going to incur fewer maintenance costs. On the other hand, steel is best because it has a high resistance to impact. Therefore, steel is more dense and strong compared to aluminum alloys. When choosing the bodies to be installed into the bed of your truck, you decide to have an open bed service body or an enclosed service body. Truck with open bed service bodies can carry long and bulky materials. These types of bodies are not limited, and they give the owner of the truck space for carrying pretty anything they want.
Even though enclosed service bodies cannot carry long and bulky materials, they come with a fully contained cargo area that open bed service bodies lack. This enables the users of the truck to utilize the compartments and shelving units for other functions such as organization and securing the tools and supplies within the vehicle. Also, enclosed service bodies protect the tools and supplies against weather conditions such as rain and wind.
Also, the security of the service body matters a lot when choosing a service truck bed. Some of the parameters that concern the security of the body are the master locking system. Power locking system and standard service body sliding roof cover. A master locking system is a locking system that allows the user of the truck to lock all the compartments of the truck bed with a single action. Power locking systems allow the user of the truck to lock or unlock the compartments with a single push of a button. Power lock systems are attached to the body of the vehicle.