Tips for Maximizing Storage on Your Work Truck

Here’s how you can get better organized and more efficient

Working more efficiently means getting more done with less effort.  An organized work truck is one of the easiest ways to increase productivity. Keep the following in mind as you look to work smarter, not harder.

1. Take inventory  

By taking stock of your current equipment, you will have the opportunity to find and remove anything that is unnecessary so everything that’s going into your truck has a purpose. This process also prepares you for reorganization. 

2. Organize based on weight and size  

With 500 lb. rated slides, American Eagle® drawer systems are ready to hold up to the rigors of all of your heavy-duty equipment, but it is still necessary to keep weight and size in mind. When loading up your drawer systems and compartments, keep heavier items toward the bottom.  

3. Utilize containers and drawer system features for small items  

Bolt bins provide easy and efficient storage for loose fasteners and other hardware. For smaller tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers, use egg crate dividers to keep like-items together.  

4. Light uyour equipment  

If your truck will need to be used on a jobsite in the early morning or at night, lighting your compartments will be extremely necessary. Reaching for a flashlight every time you access your equipment or setting up stationary lighting is time lost. Compartment lighting can improve the visibility of your equipment, but the American Eagle® Drawer LightBar provides light into open drawers where compartment lights cannot.  

5. Upfit your current truck  

Upfitting your current truck with accessories and equipment allows you to customize based on the specific needs of your business. When thinking of upfitting, there are many factors you have to keep in mind. 

First, the payload of your current mechanics body will determine what equipment it can carry. Next, consider who will be utilizing the equipment; if multiple workers need access to the equipment, make sure each person has what they need. Finally, the purpose of the truck and the job site is the most important detail. Removing all unnecessary equipment and tools and adding drawer systems or lighting will improve your efficiency. 

Overhauling your storage systems, adding work lights, or simply taking inventory of your tools can help you get the most out of your work truck.  Simply put, more efficiency means more time and ultimately, more freedom to do the things you want to do each day. 

Interested in discussing more storage ideas? Get in touch.  

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