Your work truck is a key to your business’ success. Maybe you use it to carry tools and equipment, or it could be a mobile showroom. In some cases, like with a food truck, your company vehicle is your business’ sole location.
Because of the vital roles that truck play in ensuring business success, it only makes sense to ensure they are as functional as possible. Before you start conjuring visions of expensive upgrades and customizations, consider these tips to make your work truck more functional without spending all of next year’s transportation budget.
Install Secure Storage
If you carry any valuable tools or equipment around, then secure storage is an absolute must. You can achieve this even with an open truck bed. Bed-mounted toolboxes and lockable ladder racks are just a couple of the options available to help you keep gear neat, organized and safe from potential thieves.
Shop for Used Parts
Of course, you might decide that it is time to upgrade to a different truck body style. In that case, look into options for used truck body parts to save a significant amount of money and still get the results you want. Used parts are also great for when you need to make repairs to keep otherwise great vehicles looking their best after a small accident or worksite mishap.
Barter for Services
There has been renewed interest in the practice of bartering. It allows you to have work done without actually paying. Of course, you will be responsible for exchanging your own services for the ones performed, but that only leaves you on the hook for wholesale costs. A few areas where this could work to improve your work truck include:
- Vehicle repairs
- Painting or graphics
- Routine maintenance
There are plenty of ways to make your work truck look great and serve your needs. Adding secure storage and shopping for used parts are great places to start. If you need services performed, talk to other professionals about the possibility of bartering to keep costs down.