Public utility maintenance vans are always on the go, whether you work in electricity, water, natural gas, sewage, phone lines, etc. Quality utility van organization is vital to a safe and productive environment for you and your workers.
Maximize Storage Space With Utility Van Organizers
Shelving and storage systems allow you and your team to maximize cargo space to its fullest potential, increasing productivity and enhancing employee safety.
Work Smarter With Shelving Units
Shelving units and packages help you maximize your vehicle investment. Ranger Design shelving systems are innovative, tough, and economical. They’re also backed with a lifetime installation warranty, which allows you to transfer them from one vehicle to another if your van breaks down.
We recommend utility maintenance vans install the Pro Series (All-Aluminum) shelving unit for their tool storage because they are durable, modular, and provide a professional look to the vehicle.
Put Essential Tools in Drawer Cabinets
Van storage drawers provide safe storage and easy access to all of your most crucial utility tools without having to enter the van. Storage drawers are modular and customizable to fit a specific space in your van; they’re lightweight and can be individually locked for additional protection.
Side Door Drawer Systems offer lockable tool drawers and parts drawers, which are easily accessible outside the van. Compact Drawer Cabinets and other cabinet options are also available; however, they take up more space in your van’s cargo area. Compact Drawer Cabinets are typically used for hand tools and hardware parts.
Keep Small Parts Handy With Case Storage Units
Parts storage cabinets are handy and allow you to carry the necessary tools to the jobsite easily. Without having an efficient place to store pieces of equipment, the van can get disorganized and chaotic. Partskeeper units are an excellent solution for your trailer organization because they’re universal and can fit in any van.
Advantage Outfitters is your one-stop utility maintenance van outfitter. We’re here to transform your outdated van equipment into a work-ready power tool. Contact us today to optimize your shelving and storage systems.
How To Organize a Utility Van
In addition to shelving units and packages, there are other ways to organize your utility maintenance van.
Implement Hooks and Cable Caddies
Cargo van hooks and cable caddies are great accessories to keep your cables, cords, hard hats, etc., organized. They keep everything you need in one place, and you’ll always know where to locate them. We suggest installing hooks and cable caddies outside of your shelving, closest to the rear doors, making them easily accessible and allowing you to retrieve them from outside the van.
Take Advantage of Rear Door Space
Often, many people forget to utilize rear door space, which can be crucial for an efficient utility maintenance van setup. There are many ways to utilize door space, but we recommend using back doors as additional storage. Rear door space is a great location to store essential tools and equipment, whether it’s a drill, shovel, manhole hook, pliers, etc.
Install Rooftop Ladder Racks
Rooftop ladder racks are an efficient way to transport ladders because they allow you to maximize your interior van space for other components. Rooftop ladder racks are secure for transit yet easily accessible when you need them. These ladders are suitable for high-roof vans.
We generally suggest Clamp Down Ladder Racks for utility maintenance vans because they are cost-effective and have load-assist features, which allow you to secure ladders for transport safely. This ladder option is ideal for low-roof vans.
Both ladder rack options enable single-person operations, which means you don’t need multiple workers to help bring a ladder down or secure it back up to the roof. They both also offer padlock security options for additional security when you’re away from the vehicle.
Keep Equipment Charged With DC/AC Power Inverter Systems
Utility maintenance workers are always on the road, driving from one jobsite to another. DC/AC Power Inverter Systems enable your workers to use and charge required tools and equipment for the project from the van. This eliminates the issue of having to find a power source at the jobsite. Power inverters turn your van into a self-sufficient workstation that’s capable of handling any problem you may run into.
We suggest Low-Frequency (heavy duty) Power Inverter/Charger Systems for utility maintenance vans. Their surge ratings are up to 16,000W; there are also hardwire and breaker box options for multiple outlets. The unit’s built-in charger enables shore power options up to 30A.
Turn Your Service Van Organization Ideas Into a Reality With Advantage Outfitters
At Advantage Outfitters, we always maintain a customer-centric vision—giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t. As a fast-growing vehicle upfitter, we specialize in commercial equipment and accessories for utility maintenance vans. Connect with our team of talented upfitters to maximize your vehicle organization and productivity today.
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