How to Optimize the Space of Your Enlarged Box Van?
When it comes to transporting equipment and materials for HVAC, plumbing or electrical work, many contractors use a standard box van to get their supplies from worksite to worksite. But in many cases, a basic box van doesn’t help contractors make the most of their available space — and all too often, a lack of key interior features will also put fragile materials at risk of damage during transportation.
Because of this, many of the most successful contractors prefer to use an enlarged box van. These vehicles don’t merely provide more available space to begin with — they also take advantage of additional customizable features that allow their drivers to make better use of that space than ever before.
Here’s a closer look at some of the most common tools used to optimize storage space in an enlarged box van.
It doesn’t do to have your materials in an unorganized pile of boxes on the floor. Hanging storage is one of the most effective methods of optimizing an enlarged box van’s interior, helping you utilize the vehicle’s vertical space, rather than just the floor. Interior shelving can be customized to match the size and weight of the equipment you plan on transporting.
As an alternative to basic shelving, many contractors also choose to install sliding drawers as they maximize their vertical space. These drawers use individual compartments to keep hand tools and smaller materials organized and safe during transportation.
Upper Corner Space
Many enlarged box vans feature an additional upper corner area that partially extends over the cab of the pickup truck. Don’t let this extra space go to waste! This added room is ideally suited for keeping smaller items out of the way, allowing you to leave more floor space for heavier and bulkier objects. Properly securing fragile items in this out-of-the-way area is a convenient solution for many contractors.
Stacking different pieces of equipment on top of each other is rarely a good idea. Such unsecured storage will more likely than not result in damage to valuable equipment during transportation, hindering your ability to provide quality work to your customers.
Slide storage offers an innovative solution by placing full-length sliding compartments on the floor of the enlarged box van. These compartments essentially raise the van’s floor, giving you two levels on which you can safely stack equipment.
It isn’t always convenient to go in and out of your box van to access the tools and equipment you use most frequently. Fortunately, enlarged box vans often have the option to install exterior side doors. These convenient storage compartments create space where there wasn’t any before, allowing you to save room inside the box van itself. Side door areas are often split into smaller shelves and compartments to help you stay organized.
In addition to the aforementioned features, enlarged box vans can easily be equipped with industry-specific additions. For example, storage bins for small parts, wire spool racks, and a generator storage alcove are ideally suited for electricians on the go, and are often integrated with other hanging storage solutions. Such additions keep materials neatly organized in their own dedicated space, offering much-needed protection when driving in rough conditions.
How Will You Use Your Space?
No matter what industry you work in, the sheer number of interior configurations available ensures that an enlarged box van will help you transport your supplies and equipment with ease. Even more importantly, such features ensure that you won’t accidentally damage any of your supplies or equipment while driving in rough road conditions.
As you consistently make better use of your space, you’ll be able to work more efficiently than ever before, allowing you to save time and money while delivering superior results to your customers.