Service Trucks

Service trucks generally start out as generic models

Transforming a Generic Truck into Your Most Effective Tool

When most people think of tools, images of drills, wrenches, and shovels come to mind. Of course, the mental picture varies by trade and experience. By definition, a tool is "a device or implement used to carry out a particular function." Workers in numerous industries point out their trucks are among their most vital tools. As the team at can tell you, these trucks come in countless forms. One of the most common and versatile is the utility truck.

What to Look for in a Utility Truck

Service trucks generally start out as generic models lacking many of the common components you'd expect from a dealership version. These models are meant to be customized at virtually every level. Though they're largely left up to specific needs and expectations, it's important to look for a few common aspects no matter the ultimate goal.

Bed Size. Most service trucks aren't equipped with the same types of beds as traditional models. They often have storage compartments, equipment racks, hauling space and other features. Before purchasing a utility truck, or even going to the drawing board, it's crucial to determine just how much space you'll need in the bed. From there, it's a simple matter of designing and arranging all the extra elements to accommodate the truck's user.

Frame Strength. Carrying an assortment of hand-held tools and devices isn't the same as hauling around heavy machinery and towing fully-loaded trailers. Not all truck frames are designed to hold up to the latter. Keep your typical workload in mind when deciding which type of frame would best suit your needs. If in doubt, it's better to upsize than to come up short later.

Material Quality. Any number of modern vehicles are equipped with plastic or fiberglass body panels. This may be fine for a sedan meant to be driven back and forth to school or the supermarket, but it's not suitable for trucks expected to hold up to heavy-duty use. Be sure the materials used in the finishing touches of your truck can take a beating.

Once the practical aspects are laid out to fit your needs, other details like engine size and transmission capacity should fall into place. Plenty of room is also likely to be available for your company logo and contact info. Speak with a representative at for more information on turning a generic truck into your most effective tool.