Consider the things that you look for in candidates for a job position that you’ve posted. Sure, you’re going to want them to present themselves well when it comes to their physical appearances. But you’ll likely also want them to exhibit particular characteristics. Friendly and approachable are traits you want for someone working in a service industry. But knowledge and experience are key components to any good worker.
Now, consider the things that you look for when seeking work from another business that can help your company. Of course, you’ll want to deal with someone who is pleasant and affable. And yes, you’ll certainly want that business to treat you with a great deal of respect – the same way you treat your own customers. But you’re also going to want that business to really know what they’re doing!
And we’re not just talking the “we’ve been doing this a long time” type of experience. We’re talking about a company who knows the ins-and-outs of your industry as well. At Nortruck Manufacturing, we consider ourselves pretty nice guys to work with. But that’s definitely not the only thing that keeps our loyal customers continually coming through our doors.
First things first – we’re focused on providing only top-quality aluminum fabrication. Our three decades of experience has made us top-of-the-line manufacturers of truck canopies, custom truck bodies, truck toppers, sleepers, service bodies, trailers and flatdecks among many other custom projects. But you already knew that we were a top-of-the-line brand from last week’s blog.
At Nortruck Manufacturing, we also make it a big point to know your business. Oil and gas contractors, for example, possess high levels of expertise in the fields of drilling, well services and engineering. For decades, we have gained experience in this industry to help us become experts in providing oil and gas contractors with exactly what they need to get their jobs done perfectly each and every time.
These individuals depend on top-notch construction of their truck canopies and tools sheds. It’s incredibly important that our products are totally reliable and long-lasting so that they may always depend on getting quick and easy access to their tools and equipment while on their jobsites. An inability to do so will only result in work that takes longer to complete and will inevitably suffer in quality.
Again, with our knowledge of this field, we know that too many oil and gas contractors have experienced rusted, flimsy and overall poor-quality door handles that don’t close properly. This has resulted in damaged and sometimes stolen equipment! Nortruck Manufacturing’s strong and dependable 1/8” aluminum construction guarantees our clients that they won’t have to worry about that any longer.
We also ensure that our truck canopies and toolsheds are custom-manufactured to specifically meet the needs of each of our clients. Nortruck makes it so that your truck works perfectly for you, so that you don’t have to work harder than you have to! Consider us your ideal candidate for your next job. Getting started is easy. Simply give us a call at 1-866-450-5355.
We’re willing to bet that you run a “top-of-the-line” type of business. We’re guessing so because there’s just something about Nortruck Manufacturing’s customers that always seems to ring true. They appreciate quality. And they appreciate providing great value to their very own customers. As a result, we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s important to us that all of our truck canopies and toolsheds are “top-of-the-line”.
There are a number of ways in which Nortruck Manufacturing provides top-of-the-line quality. Firstly, it comes in the products that we manufacture. Truck canopies and toolsheds have replaced the cargo van as the ultimate portable carrying case. To be honest, we’re not doing them much justice by referring to them as “carrying cases”. Truthfully, these expertly-crafted creations are real business savers.
We’ve had a number of clients discuss their horror stories about what life used to be like before getting Nortruck Manufacturing to create their truck canopies and toolsheds. By having to load and unload equipment from their older vehicles, they would often forget tools and cables when heading to their jobsites. Needless to say, such situations didn’t make for very productive days.
Some of our clients would sometimes arrive at their jobsites only to find all of their equipment scattered throughout the back of their vans. In some cases, it would take hours to find the right tools and supplies. And only if they were eventually located and undamaged would they be able to get on with their work days. As any contractor knows, wasted time on a work site does not a lot of money make.
We can’t forget that with top-of-the-line manufacturing, our clients are able to avoid the pitfalls that come with shoddy work. Old, rusty and crumbling storage units are not only bad places to store your valuable tools and equipment, but they are dangerous as well. As we mentioned in a blog earlier this month, you wouldn’t want your supplies to go flying out of the back of your trucks while you’re driving!
Nortruck Manufacturing uses only the finest grade aluminum to construct our truck canopies and toolsheds. To be exact, they are made from 1/8" 5052 aluminum which is a superior-quality aluminum compared to what is used by our competitors. In addition, the aluminum we use is recyclable and therefore, never harmful to the environment. To us, “top-of-the-line” goes a whole lot further than just creating top-quality products.
Speaking of those top-quality products, we’d like to quickly introduce you to a couple of our most popular. Our half-back and full-back canopies offer exceptional value at very affordable prices. These canopies rest on truck bed rails and can open up as either a single door above your tailgate or as two doors that function like barn doors, replacing the tailgate. Most often, these canopies are used for safe and secure storage of materials.
The full-floor canopy is probably our most popular design. It adds the floor component to create a total shell in the back of your truck. This provides additional protection against dust, water and other tool-damaging elements. We place the entire structure on the truck bed which both extends the life of your vehicle while growing its value. Full-floor canopies are also often equipped with rolling cargo beds.
Our customers deserve great quality and value. Contact Nortruck Manufacturing at 1-866-450-5355 to learn more about our top-of-the-line truck canopies and toolsheds today!
So what’s with all this “green” talk these days? Is being considerate of the environment all that important? At Nortruck Manufacturing, we definitely believe in being green. And, that’s coming from a company that really has no expertise in the world of gardening. No, we possess a green thumb of a different variety. We believe very strongly in considering the needs of the environment in all the work that we do.
But we’ll get back to that momentarily. Why should you be considerate of the environment? Are there benefits to you when it comes to working with a so-called “green company”? According to Chris Joseph on Chron.com, “companies that focus on reducing energy consumption not only help the environment, but also reduce their costs in the form of lower energy bills.”
And that means savings for customers. At Nortruck Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with affordable rates, while never skimping out on the quality of our products. We know, as well, that our communities are becoming more environmentally-conscious by the day. And it’s never lost on us that we play a big role in our community.
As a customer, you should demand more green products. Sure, we can all take measures to conserve energy and waste a lot less. But when we work with green companies, we are all joining forces in doing our part to protect the environment. Needless to say, that benefits everyone. There is a growing consciousness about using green products these days, so it’s safe to say that a company not on board with this line of thinking is a bit out of touch.
So back to how Nortruck Manufacturing considers the needs of the environment. Our truck canopies are made entirely from constructed aluminum which contains zero traces of wood, plastic or other fillers. We use 100% recyclable aluminum. That’s right. Everything can be recycled. We’re taking everything from the finished units to the metal filings that are produced from sawing and grinding – all recyclable.
Even the scraps that are created during fabrication are recyclable. Unlike other manufacturers of canopies, toppers and service bodies, our products don’t take hundreds of thousands of years to decompose in a landfill! And, by the way, according to GreenBusinessAlliance.com, going green also works to provide a cleaner and healthier working environment for employees.
So let’s get this straight. Using recyclable materials can help to save our customers money, protect the environment and keep our amazing staff members safe and healthy? What reason would we have to not go green? Let’s not forget, by the way, that our recyclable aluminum is by no means an inferior product. Not only incredibly strong, but it is light and doesn’t rust.
What that means is that Nortruck Manufacturing customers are receiving top-quality canopies, toppers, service bodies and toolsheds among our other great products – while contributing to the protection of our planet. Getting top-notch products, excellent custom-made manufacturing jobs, affordable rates and environment-protecting materials all at the same time? How can you go wrong?
At Nortruck Manufacturing, it is never lost on us that we are customers too. After all, while we create the best barbeque trailers around, we don’t actually sell the meat that our customers may wish to cook on these barbeques – perhaps we’ll work on that. No, we know that when it comes to food, for example, it’s important that we go to those businesses that make it the best.
Some fast food restaurants, for example, advertise their brands based on the fact that they customize your subs or burgers the way you want it. We like that idea. No two people are the same. Not everyone is going to enjoy the same toppings on their sandwiches. So should we all be forced to accept the same, run-of-the-mill, made-for-everyone products no matter what our particular likes and dislikes may be?
Of course not. At Nortruck Manufacturing, we truly believe that you should have it your way. We pride ourselves on being industry leaders in creating custom-made canopies, toppers, toolsheds, barbeque trailers and more – all using the finest aluminum products. The key term to underline here is “custom-made”. That means that we work using particular specifications set out by our customers.
Some customers, for example, require service bodies as opposed to the vehicle add-ons that we mentioned earlier. A service body actually replaces the truck bed and sits directly on the truck frame. And why would a customer need to do that? It’s all about heavy duty performance! Service bodies allow for deeper storage compartments and the mounting of heavy equipment.
Many of the projects that Nortruck Manufacturing take on are considered “hard-to-do”. Often this can simply be translated to “other companies can’t handle it”. Meanwhile, we actually love such challenges and find it exciting to be up to the task of working on projects that require custom sizes, special or rare components or out-of-the-norm capabilities.
We don’t run an assembly line operation. No two projects are the same – just like our customers. We respect the uniqueness and individuality of all our clients and the businesses that they represent. Like us, we know that you want your brand to stand out. So what good would it do to produce the exact same project for you that we’ve produced for another company?
At Nortruck Manufacturing, we’re all about learning your unique and specific requirements, and completing our projects to your full satisfaction. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Not that we sell pudding – perhaps we’ll work on that. But the fact that we’ve enjoyed a great deal of repeat business over the years proves to us that we’re doing something right.
And we believe it all has to do with giving each customer exactly what he or she wants. If you have a unique project in mind that you think may be hard to do or even impossible, we’d love to hear about it. At Nortruck Manufacturing, we’re dedicated to meeting the one-of-a-kind requests of our clients and surpassing their expectations. We believe that you should have things done your way!
Here’s a little safety tip for all you winter drivers out there. When brushing the snow off of your cars and trucks, you may want to brush all of it off. Not just the snow covering the windows – ALL of it. You see, when you leave snow on the roofs of your vehicles, it blows off into the windshields of the drivers behind you. Needless to say, that presents dangerous road conditions. Not all that smart.
Here’s another tip for safe driving. If you need to transport large equipment and tools, it’s best to not rely on some rope in the back of your pickup truck. Large flying objects bouncing out of your vehicle present much greater dangers than flurries of snow for obvious reasons. Have you ever driven behind a truck with loose tools bouncing around in the back that seem ready for flight at any second? Scary, isn’t it?
To put it plainly, it is unsafe to build your own organizer for the back of your truck. Not only do they generally look shoddy, but they’re dangerous as well. Naturally, you don’t want to lose or damage your tools. But the last thing you want is to be responsible for a traffic accident due to flying objects – unidentified or not! Your best bet is to get an expertly-manufactured truck topper or canopy to house your precious cargo.
Knowledgeable and forward-thinking business and vehicle owners trust Nortruck Manufacturing’s aluminum canopies and toolsheds to adequately store and transport tools and equipment. Arguably mandatory for trucks belonging to plumbers, electricians, contractors and other service professionals, these custom-made canopies can include drawers, shelves, roof racks and just about anything else needed for safe storage.
Having a custom-built canopy provides business owners and truck drivers alike the option of organizing everything that they need in ways that they see fit. Nortruck Manufacturing has built a long-standing reputation of being able to build canopies and toolsheds that suit the specific needs of its clients. In other words, what you want is exactly what you get!
And it doesn’t matter what vehicle you decide to carry your tools and equipment in. Basically, if you need to transfer your canopy from one truck to the next, Nortruck Manufacturing’s slide-in canopies make doing so an easy task. Our canopies also provide you with easy access to whatever is inside of them. Simply back your truck up to your worksite and treat it like a giant drawer or toolbox!
Many of our clients park their trucks at their jobsites, open up the back doors and they’re ready for work. It’s a lot easier than unloading all of their tools and equipment for each and every project. And, of course, you can’t forget about the safekeeping of those all important tools. While everyone’s safety will always be of paramount importance, you want your tools to be kept in good condition as well.
The more crowded the back of your vehicle is, the easier your supplies can be damaged. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard of contractors arriving at their jobsites only to open up the back of their trucks to find scattered tools all over the place. It doesn’t make for a productive afternoon, we can tell you that! Keeping safe is keeping smart. And it doesn’t hurt to make your truck look top-of-the-line impressive either.
Contact Nortruck Manufacturing at 1-866-450-5355 to learn more about our custom-built canopies and toolsheds today!
Nortruck Manufacturing has been creating the highest quality aluminum and steel truck canopies among other custom-built truck toppers since 1983. What we don’t do, however, is create beer cans for some of our clients, while others receive strong vehicle bodies. You see, there is a common misconception when it comes to the differences between aluminum and steel that often revolve around the strength of each
When most people think of aluminum, they often conjure up images of the foil they use to wrap their sandwiches for lunch each day. Steel, on the other hand? Well, these days, it’s often associated with Superman. And there’s nothing that says strong like the most powerful and popular superhero in history, is there? If the most recent Superman film was known as the “Man of Aluminum”, movie ticket sales may have tanked.
That’s not exactly fair to aluminum, though. Contrary to what people may think, aluminum is both a durable and stalwart material that is excellent in the manufacturing of all of our products and more. And, in fact, there are many benefits to using aluminum over steel in the manufacturing of our products. Aluminum helps us expertly create our hard-to-do custom-designed projects.
How so? Adam Hornbacher of Indiana-based Wenzel Metal Spinning offers some insight on the company’s website. “Aluminum is a very desirable metal because it is more malleable and elastic than steel,” he writes, “Aluminum can go places and create shapes that steel cannot…Especially for parts with deep and straight walls, aluminum is the material of choice.
There’s no question that steel is a strong and resilient metal. But as Hornbacher affirms, it’s incredibly difficult to bend and form as per the requirements set out by certain projects. Aluminum provides us with the flexibility – literally – to create our custom-made products without the worry of cracking or breaking the way steel might. There is, yet another benefit to using aluminum for our products.
“While malleability is very important for manufacturing, aluminum’s greatest attribute is that it is corrosion resistant without any further treatment after it is spun,” writes Hornbacher, “Aluminum doesn’t rust.” At Nortruck Manufacturing, we are as concerned about the environment as much as we are about producing top-quality projects. So while our 1/8” 5052 aluminum is rust-proof, it is recyclable as well.
You don’t just have to take our word for it. Aluminum is starting to make a name for itself in the trucking industry. As 2013 was coming to a close, Craig Trudell of Bloomberg News reported that truck manufacturing giant, Ford announced that its popular F-150 trucks would be using aluminum in the manufacturing of its new F-Series line of vehicles.
“The company is eager to demonstrate the toughness of aluminum, which is lighter than steel, to pickup buyers who’ve made F-150 the bedrock of its business,” wrote Trudell. And while other reports of Ford’s use of aluminum are wrought with beer can references, readers can hopefully draw the conclusion that Ford is not looking to become the new Budweiser. Aluminum, ladies and gentlemen, is as strong as they come. Take that, Superman!
Admittedly, those Transformers films that have come out in recent years are quite impressive. Sure, the Transformers cartoon we watched as kids was a whole lot of fun. But to witness live-action depictions of motor vehicles reinventing themselves into walking, talking, crime-fighting heroes is a blast beyond comparison, isn’t it? Then again, Nortruck Manufacturing has been transforming trucks into heroes for over 30 years!
Okay, so maybe we haven’t exactly hand-crafted the second coming of Optimus Prime. But the high-quality, long lasting and environmentally-friendly products that make up our custom-built vehicle add-ons are mind blowing in their own right. We not only transform your truck into a fully functional sight to see, but we transform your business into an entirely new and highly successful generator of income.
How so? Firstly, Nortruck Manufacturing prides itself on custom-building canopies, toolsheds, flat decks, sleepers, service bodies, shower units and so much more to make your truck its very own uniquely-made, portable business. We also specialize in creating the finest barbeque trailers made anywhere in the world. Just imagine the increase in business you’ll enjoy when you’re able to take your food service company on the road!
Our distinctly designed barbecues and grills have been heralded as “the best money can buy”. You’ll be able to travel to various events including tailgate parties, company picnics and fund raisers with the ability to feed anywhere between 40 and 400 people! Not to mention, imagine the impact you’ll have on all those who bear witness to your immaculate trailer grill that displays your company’s logo.
Secondly, we’re all about respecting the environment and providing top quality. Very few companies are able to safely exclaim that they achieve both. We consider our canopies the best in the business, if we may so ourselves. They are made from 1/8” 5052 aluminum - not that lesser quality, lighter-gauge material our competitors prefer. That means that they are not only strong and reliable, but completely recyclable as well.
If you’re looking to transform your company truck into a top quality eye-catcher, you can rely on Nortruck Manufacturing. We’re especially proud of the fact that we tackle those hard-to-do custom projects that many other companies tend to shy away from. If you are an out-of-the-box thinker, then you’re our type of customer! It actually excites us to take on new, challenging projects that may require custom sizes or completely unique designs.
We believe that both you and your requests deserve special attention. Customer satisfaction is mandatory as far as we’re concerned. And to tell you the truth, we don’t stop at the “satisfied” line. We make it a point to go over and beyond the call of duty to completely “wow” you. This is what has earned Nortruck Manufacturing its sparkling reputation. Decades of repeat business and customer loyalty says it all.
It would be impossible to propose our services to you, however, if we weren’t 100% committed to providing you with the finest quality. While we consider our prices quite reasonable, it’s important to note that inferior products don’t make their way into Nortruck Manufacturing’s warehouses. We’re a company that has provided the finest quality aluminum fabrication since 1983. And that won’t be transformed!
Marketing and Cooking - a new idea?
The idea of using a custom-made, trailer barbeque for marketing purposes is a new idea to many people. But not for many of Nortruck's customers. These savvy companies, across North America, have been purchasing these amazing and unique units for more than twenty years. So, what do they know that others don't? Let's examine ten reasons that the sharpest companies use Nortruck barbeques to make their marketing "sizzle".
Big size - Big impression
1. Capacity. The tandem-axle unit has a massive 25 square feet of grilling surface (and an impressive 360,000 BTUs of heat). With four cooks and appropriate helpers this grill can easily help entertain hundreds of your guests. Become the most requested participant in your local tournaments, charity events or business gatherings.
2. Flexibility. Use your grill to show off your brand at golf tournaments, charity concerts, customer events, auto races – breakfast, lunch or dinner - any venue, any time.
3. Endurance. Use this grill to prepare hundreds of sausages and pancakes in the morning, and then dozens of burgers and hot dogs for lunch, followed up by an equal number of steaks and chicken in the evening. Equipped with a massive 100-liter (65 lb.) propane tank, you'll never be short of cooking power.
4. Visible quality. Show off your brand in style; make a memorable impression – with quality and class. Crafted from satin-coat and stainless steel it will provide years of high-performance, great-looking entertaining and with your branding and logo displayed on the unit and the optional awning, there will be no mistaking which awesome company is "cooking" at this event.
5. Value. For about the same price as full-page ad in the newspaper or a billboard, you can have a custom-made, high-quality stainless-steel trailer grill which you can easily and safely use for marketing for decades.
6. Portability. Everywhere you go people will see your brand and understand the quality your company promotes. And instead of only being noticed for a day or a month as is the case with an ad or billboard – your grill is seen wherever you use it and while travelling back and forth.
7. Longevity. Nortruck barbecues are fabricated with the finest materials and workmanship. Constructed with solid stainless and satin-coat steel, these units are designed to provide flawless service for year. Many continue to impress customers for 10, 15 or even 20 years.
8. Humanity. There’s also something inherently satisfying about the process of serving food to your fellow human beings. It’s very much seen as an act of “giving back” and when your grill is being used at your company events, at charity functions or just by your employees, people notice and respond to this most basic type of human gathering.
9. Safety. Expertly designed and crafted to exacting standards, all of Nortruck's grills are CSA inspected and certified as a "gas fired appliance" for both the
USA and Canada. So, you can be confident that safety as well as reliability and quality have been included in your grill.
10. Flexibility. Many of Nortruck's customers have purchased two, three, five or more grills for all of their branch locations and they tell us that once a grill is being used regularly as part of the company's branding campaigns, the number of requests to use it always goes up. Isn't it nice when your customers call you?
Give us a call and we'll build one just for you. Some of the popular options for you to consider include:
We ship anywhere!
- Premium sound system (12v car-stereo head unit and four speakers).
- Remote turkey fryer/boiler complete with a 15’ hose and remote coupler.
- Water & sink option (replaces rear cooler). Includes two tanks, stainless steel sink, tap and pump.
- Two-tone/metallic/pearl paint
- Premium chrome or aluminum wheels
- Collapsible awning c/w 6 poles (custom logo and color available at extra charge) – Tandem-axle model only
- Heavy-duty canvas cover (choice of colors)
- Spare-tire, utensil cabinet c/w barn doors on rear (adds about 10” to overall length)
We all know those 'smart' people, who are so focused on one dimension of purchasing that they can't see anything beyond price. Overall, do they help or hurt themselves? What about the rest of us? I contend that these folks actually contribute to the lowering of standards in every way they can. In fact, they contribute to lowering the grade of both services and products because they do not want to think about, or are unable/unwilling to tell the difference when it comes to manufacturing skill, better materials and most important of all - value and return on their investment.
Please note that I'm not arguing against fair competition. That is all about offering better services at lower prices, which keeps everyone sharp. Of course, I am assuming comparable quality and grade and that the improvements are due to innovation, breakthrough technology or just better ideas. What I am talking about instead is comparing 'apples to umbrellas' and bargaining on price as if there really is an 'apple to apple' comparison.
Comparing Apples to Umbrellas
How do the 'apple to umbrella' people do it? Well it is easy; they have a number of things in common:
1. Their egos are somehow connected to their ability to bargain and haggle over prices.
2. They believe they have helped their company and scored a victory when they get a lower price, no matter what else.
3. They do not understand the connection between lower prices and lower quality and grade.
4. They mistakenly assume that they have actually won something when in fact all they have done is contributed to the lowering of commitment to quality and interest in maintaining high standards.
5. Ignorance of consequences or worse, indifference to the impact on quality, standards and outcome.
Just as Good? Maybe not.
Here is a recent example from my own experience. I select this example not because it unique, but because it is so typical of the general mentality of those who believe that pressuring suppliers to lower prices is 'smart' and actually helps them.
A certain middle manager inside a large client organization decides that the heavy-duty, well constructed units we've built for them for years are "too much". He's found a light duty (foreign built) unit that is "just as good."
Except, of course, it is not. When we compare, we see that's it's built out of inferior materials (just as heavy, impossible to retro-fit, environmentally unfriendly, etc.). Further, it's an "off the shelf" product with limited options) as opposed to our custom built just-for-you units. So what? Well, that means the field workers now have to change how they work to suit this off-the-shelf unit. That makes sense! Not!
And finally, by going to a lighter-duty unit, they won't enjoy the years and years of flawless service they get by doing it right. Instead, they will experience, rattles, leaks potentisl break-ins, and if and when the unit is damaged in even a minor accident, it likely needs to be discarded. Some value proposition...
Return on Investment
So when the discussion is just about price instead of Return on Investment (ROI) you get:
All of this happens when we focus mainly on price. Here are some interesting analogies:
- Inferior products used in the field where downtime is the most costly.
- Highly trained, expert, field workers are forced to compromise how they deliver their service because of "mass production" limitations on the canopy they are forced to use.
- Higher environmental impact as these light-duty units take up space in the landfill while our heavy-duty units keep on providing value and service for many years longer
There will always be someone who can make the product or service a little worse and a little cheaper. So where do you draw the line?We all know that diamonds and rhinestones are not comparable and no one in their right mind would argue that just because the rhinestones look like diamonds, the diamonds should therefore be sold to them at the same price as the rhinestones. So why does that logic escape some apparently 'smart' business people???In light of the 'diamond analogy', one could conclude that it reasonable to consider and compare price to the exclusion of all other elements.(If all they care about is price why should anyone worry about offering high standards? If you are the supplier of that product or service and you want to stay in business, your choices are to lower standards so you can make a profit or offer just enough quality to keep the business running.)I would really like to hear what experiences others have had regarding 'price discussions' and bargaining games. Visit our website at www.nortruck.com and share your experiences.
- Hiring an IT firm and out-sourcing your computer service needs looks expensive until you consider the cost of hiring, paying salaries, benefits and vacations for in-house staff.
- Flying 'First Class may be less costly in the long run because you are fit to function when you arrive at your destination and you sa
- ve time with fast check in and departure from airports
- A 5-Star restaurant is more expensive than a fast-food outlet but the quality, taste and nutritional value of the food is superior and its contribution to obesity is far less.
- Going to a qualified doctor is less costly in the long run because you are more certain that you will not damage your health by taking poor advice or in appropriate medication based on what your read on the internet.
Time is Money!
The following scenarios may ring a bell for service managers:
- Your contractors are halfway to a job and turn around because they forgot the cables, are missing a tool or something else;
- Their equipment is scattered in so many places throughout their truck that finding the right tools takes precious time; or,
- The shelving in the company truck is rusty and the racks are heavy and cumbersome.
Get Organized to Increase Your Fleet's Productivity
According to design experts, using aluminum truck canopies (or “ truck toppers”) can help solve the above problems. How? Well, we think there are several reasons. Let's discuss...
- Aluminum truck canopies provide ample, easy-to-use storage for tools and equipment, which makes organizing easier and finding the right tool or part simpler. Further, you can see at a glance if something's missing.
- Using heavy-guage aluminum to fabricate the canopy gives strength and security without adding a lot of weight. Providing a secure cover for your gear, helps you save on equipment and product losses due to theft.
- Because of the high quality of manufacturing, you can depend that water and dust will not be a problem. Since your equipment stays dry and clean you enjoy increased life and reduced wear and tear on your tools.
- A well-built aluminum truck canopy typically outlasts two, three or even four vehicles so you can easily transfer it from old to new – great investment protection!
- Finally, medium- to large-sized fleets use aluminum canopies to create a standardized, professional image for their vehicles. This helps with marketing and branding and shows a company's visible commitment to quality and service.
Aluminum - A Better Choice
One of the many reasons that knowledgeable customers select an aluminum truck canopy instead of a fiberglass product is our capability to customize the canopy to their exact needs in terms of doors, drawers, etc. We also know that aluminum is completely recyclable and won’t clog up the landfill for centuries.
Further, canopies constructed from aluminum are stronger than equivalent fiberglass/wood units. And finally, aluminum truck canopies contain no organic materials and will not deteriorate in any way over time. Fiberglass is negatively affected by sunlight and wood, of course, is affected by moisture, especially when covered and away from the air.
Aluminum truck bodies are a great choice for fleet managers. Save time and money by increasing your service teams' productivity. Reduce costs from thefts, and damage by choosing a high-quality, heavy-guage fabrication, and finally, improve the image that your company presents to the world.
Want to learn more about our canopies? Click here to download our selection guide.