Utility beds are built to make work for you. They are forged out of the idea that additional storage and function will make your job easier.
Keeping these principles in mind, is your utility truck body assisting you on a daily basis?
If so, could it be doing a better job?
The answer is almost always yes, and for a very good reason.
Up until recently, utility beds have been built (almost universally) as a one-size-fits-all work tool that is essential to many skilled laborers daily duties.
We urge you to re-think your utility bed’s purpose in the scheme of the work you do.
In doing this, you can better reveal how your utility bed can work for you.
Utility Bed Organization is Key
When it comes to making your utility truck work for you, there are few criteria more important than organization.
I hate to bring back memories of your parents reminding you to clean your room, but it really is that important.
You have a tool that is built for the sole purpose of making your job efficient and streamlined.
Over months (or years…eek) the original placement of your work tools has gone to the wayside. They are now wherever you last put them.
NOTE: If you keep your service truck organized, you can skip ahead to the next section and pat yourself on the back for staying on top of this.
Back to you “organized chaos” folks…
So… you have your tools stored wherever they last ended up.
Take a moment (or a few hours) and get them organized in a practical manner.
You know your workflow best, and it would be to your advantage to thoroughly organize your utility bed to complement your efforts.
It sounds silly, but the amount of time that can be saved by having a neat and organized utility body compounds over the course of a week.
It could be several minutes or it could be several hours.
Regardless of the case, it is in your best interests to prime your utility body to help it best work for you.
Discard the Excess
Next comes the part that may be seemingly impossible for some and easy as pie for others.
Look at what you have stored in your service body and assess its purpose in your day-to-day operations.
Heed with caution, but it may be to your advantage to remove tools that are not utilized regularly in your line of work.
This is entirely based upon preference.
If you have the space, then keep what you feel is necessary.
However, if you find yourself hurting for space or dealing with excess clutter, removing unused tools can really free up your space and present better workflow.
Additionally, by removing clutter and unused tools from your utility bed, you create a more visually appealing work space.
Did that sound like a hippie comment? Maybe…
Consider Upgrades if Possible
As we previously mentioned, utility truck beds are no longer a catch-all solution.
Separate lines of work need separate types of service bodies to operate on a high-performance level.
If you are a stage in your utility truck body lifecycle that an upgrade/replacement truck bed is necessary, seek an option that matches your profession.
The best option for anyone is a custom utility truck bed, where you can define features specific to your needs and workflow.
Contrary to popular belief, customizing truck beds is a relatively easy process, as well as an affordable one.
Brainstorm ideas and features that would best help your utility bed work for you, and ask that the custom truck body manufacture implement as many as possible (dependent upon your budget, must-haves vs. nice-to-haves, etc.)