Delivering packages as safely and efficiently as possible should be every delivery driver’s top priority. Package damage is a nightmare, and you can avoid it with the right van equipment.
Delivery truck shelving systems keep your packages organized and minimize the risk for package damage. Choosing a proper cargo van shelving solution depends on what model of vehicle you’re working with, so it’s crucial to customize it with equipment best suited for your vehicle type.
Fold-away shelving maximizes interior space for delivery companies. Its aluminum, steel, and composite construction is ideal for heavy items—holding up to 250 pounds per shelf.
Fold-away shelving provides your cargo space with extra deep shelving for bulkier items. When the shelving system is not in use, its gas shocks make it easy to fold away and make better use of the area.
The fold-away shelving’s 10-year manufacturer warranty ensures the shelving unit will last, giving you and your delivery vehicle greater efficiency and optimum use of space.
Slide-out rail shelving systems are a great use of space, allowing easy access to stored goods and accessories from the ground. These shelving systems enable you to access packages without having to get inside the cargo area of the van.
Slide-out rail shelving systems are a safe way to access easy-to-handle boxes in your delivery van. This delivery van shelving system is designed to hold and store smaller, lightweight packages. They’re easier to access, so you can keep your heavier and bulkier boxes in the back and out of the way until they’re needed.
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Although well-organized shelving systems are crucial for an efficient delivery vehicle, you also should consider other van accessories when organizing your delivery truck.
Long delivery days can start before the sun comes up and end after the sun goes down, so you need to make sure you can see clearly during any time of the day. LED interior lighting can help you identify packages without the hassle of searching for a flashlight every time you open up your cargo doors.
Interior lighting is designed to make your search for packages more manageable and efficient, saving you from error of grabbing and delivering a package to the wrong destination. In addition, interior lighting is safer for you and your delivery personnel because you’re able to watch where you’re stepping, minimizing the risk of tripping and falling on other packages.
There are two interior lighting options for your delivery vehicle:
Surface-Mount Interior Lighting: This model’s design intends to maximize overhead cargo space; lights can be wired to the OEM door switch, a motion sensor, or an independent switch.
Recessed-Mount Interior Lighting: Recessed-mount interior lighting is designed to mount to a vehicle’s ceiling or headliner.These lights can be wired to a motion sensor or an independent switch.
Depending on the industry, delivery carriers are more than likely going to have to deliver items that require specific climate control conditions at some point or another. Climate control isn’t always a luxury—it’s a necessity for delivery operations.
There are three cargo climate control options for your delivery vehicle:
The tie-in system is engine-driven and designed for non-sensitive HVAC needs in moderate climates. This system achieves an indoor temperature of approximately 12 to 15 degrees below the outside temperature.
The extreme climate system is designed for high-demand HVAC requirements. This system has the opportunity to achieve an indoor temperature of up to 30 degrees below the maximum outside temperature. This product is perfect for transferring animals, perishables, and more.
Fuel-fired combustion heaters are powered by the vehicle’s existing fuel tank and provides safe, consistent, and reliable heat – even if the vehicle isn’t running. The heater quickly reaches a comfortable cargo temperature and maintains temperatures above freezing.
Partitions and bulkheads are essential to your delivery van organization because they save lives, increase driver comfort, separate the cargo area, and increase security. During transit, packages can shift. Without a partition or bulkhead separating you and your cargo area, you risk a package flying up to the cab and injuring an employee while they’re driving.
Implementing ramps and liftgates to your delivery van helps you safely move packages, minimizing the risk of employee injury and product damage. Choosing a ramp versus a liftgate depends on the weight and mobility of your packages.
- Securely mount and store at the side or rear door
- Capacities from 750lbs to 1500lbs
- Widths from 24” to 48”
- Lengths from 72” to 135”
- Spring-assist and swivel options
- Inside and outside mounts available
- Capacities up to 1,300lbs
- Platform depths up to 71”
- Cantilever style folds to allow rear entry and exit without deploying liftgate
- Heavy-duty aluminum deck to reduce weight
At Advantage Outfitters, we exclusively collaborate with Ranger Design shelving systems because they’re innovative, tough, and economical.
With the help of Ranger Design, we offer five delivery shelving packages based on the model, size, and needs of your work vehicle:
- Mercedes Metris—fit both 126” and 135” wheelbase vans
- Mercedes Sprinter (Aluminum Package)— available in steel or lightweight aluminum construction; 144” or 170”/170” wheelbase options, as well as both roof heights
- Mercedes Sprinter (Steel Package)—available in steel or lightweight aluminum construction; 144” or 170”/170” wheelbase options, as well as both roof heights
- RAM ProMaster—available for 118”, 136”, 159”/159” wheelbase models, as well as both roof heights
- Ford Transit—available for the 130”, 148”, and 148” wheelbase models, as well as all roof heights
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