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3 Ways Refrigerated Truck Rentals Benefit Your Business

Reasons Your Business Needs a Refrigerated Van
REFRIGERATED VAN & TRUCK RENTAL

Transporting temperature-sensitive products such as fruits, vegetables, and frozen foods can be quite a challenge. Food distributors need a reliable way to safely deliver goods to their customers without compromising their quality and safety.

However, buying a fleet of refrigerated trucks usually comes with a hefty price tag that some businesses cannot afford.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable way to transport your products, perhaps it’s time to consider refrigerated truck rentals instead. Opting for this is a way to stay agile and save on maintenance costs, especially if you only need trucks on occasion.

Here are three ways using a refrigerated truck rental service will benefit your business:

They’re Flexible

In the food industry, there are plenty of peaks that see a spike in certain types of food. The holiday seasons are particularly the busiest when people gather with their friends and family to enjoy a sumptuous spread. However, there are some times during the year when things slow down and orders are fewer, especially if you sell seasonal foods that are only available until they’re sold out.

In these cases, it would be much easier to have a refrigerated vehicle rental partner that will allow you to upgrade your fleet during peak months. This flexibility allows your business to choose which vehicles are most suitable for different needs and times, enabling you to optimise your operations as much as possible. Otherwise, when you invest in a fleet specific to your business, you have access only to these vehicles and no other kind.

They Help You Save Money

Opting for refrigerated truck rentals saves much more money as opposed to purchasing a fleet. The latter is a large investment, especially if you’re a small to medium-sized business, which can take a massive hit on your other expenses like equipment, marketing, and payroll.

By renting a refrigerated truck, you can minimise costs and funnel money into other investments that will give you a much bigger return on investment. You’ll be growing your company while improving its efficiency.

Renting refrigerated trucks will also help you save money in hiring a full-time fleet manager and buying software to help with fleet management. There are a lot of costs that go into maintaining a fleet, like upgrading it and making sure it’s in top condition. By working with a rental, you’ll remove this extra task for your business, enabling you to focus on what you do best.

They Reduce Risks

Apart from additional expenses, owning a fleet comes with risks. You’ll have to secure it from breakdown, theft, and protect it from accidents and unexpected events that could be very costly for your business. These will impact not only your finances but your productivity and your operations. If your vehicle suddenly breaks down during a hectic time, this will damage your reputation and income.

With a rental, however, you won’t have to worry about any of these concerns. If anything goes wrong, all you have to do is contact your rental service and wait to be furnished with a new vehicle!

Conclusion

Hiring refrigerated trucks has numerous advantages for your business. It helps you save money, allows you to request for specific trucks that best fit your needs, and is flexible enough to meet the demands of your business. By working with a reputable partner, you’ll find more efficient ways to run your business while cutting costs.

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The Best Car Floor Mats and Liners

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The Best Car Floor Mats and Liners

The daily grind of shoes, mud, crumbs, and spills can take a toll on a commercial van’s carpet, creating a messy eyesore and dragging down your vehicle’s resale value. That’s why a good floor mat or liner can pay for itself over time.

After over 100 hours of researching dozens of models, talking with experts, and testing 23 sets, I recommend Weather Tech Floor Liners. Unlike typical add-on liners, they’re designed to fit specific vehicles and have raised edges that trap liquid. 

WeatherTech Floor Liners provide edge-to-edge coverage of a vehicle’s foot wells that better protects the carpets from water, snow, muck, and other messy things that can get tracked into the vehicle or spilled onto the floor.

In addition, compared with other similarly priced liners I looked at, the WeatherTech Floor Liners include a taller, more pronounced lip around the edge—particularly at the rear—as well as a pattern that channels fluids away from your feet to a reservoir at the rear. They also come in a far wider range of fits than any other liner, with designs for more than 1,000 vehicles.

If you want a custom-fit floor mat but don’t want to spend the money on a premium liner, we recommend the Intro-Tech Hexomat, which splits the difference in cost and coverage between a universal mat and a model-specific liner.

The Hexomat lacks the higher side walls of liners like our top pick, but it does provide wall-to-wall footwall coverage and a design that helps contain spills.

If you just want an inexpensive, basic universal floor mat to provide some protection for your van’s carpet or spruce up an older van on a tight budget, I liked the Motor Trend Odorless Rubber Floor Mats best.

They have a look and feel that belies their low price, and a relatively flat design that makes them easier to clean than more aggressive-looking mats I tested. But like other inexpensive mats, they tended to move around more than I would like and will require periodic adjustment to keep them in place.

Like all traditional mats, they also lack the high side walls and precise fit of our top pick, and therefore don’t provide the same wall-to-wall coverage and protection.

Posted in sprinter commercial van, sprinter work van

Adding sound and heat insulation to the floor

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Adding sound and heat insulation to the floor

Horse stall mat, vinyl coin matting and closed cell foam make a good sound damping combination over the factory wood floor of the sprinter commercial van. Flanged l-track holds the three layers in place.

I Painted the metal van floor and reinstalled the wood floor with some closed-cell foam underneath it. That wasn’t enough insulation though.

For a combination of heat and sound insulation, I went with a layer of closed cell foam (Low-E foil faced 1/8″ foam), 3/8″ rubber stall mat and 2mm (~1/16″) hard-wearing non-slip vinyl coin-grip flooring.


Each of these layers serves a different purpose. The closed cell foam is a heat insulation layer and it also lets the stall mat float freely above it. This makes the stall mat into a great sound dampening layer.

Car audio fanatics use mass loaded vinyl in a similar way. The stall mat has a similar density to mass loaded vinyl but is much thicker. The non-slip vinyl layer on the top provides some protection for the floor and is more visually appealing than the rubber stall mat.

All of these products come in four foot widths, but the van floor is around six feet wide. To hold the three layers down without needing to glue them in, which would ruin the sound dampening effect, I ran strips of l-track from the front to the back of the van about 12″ in from each wall. This lines up really nicely with one of the raised areas in the metal floor.

You can get l-track installed in the van from the factory, but that is recessed into the wooden floor and glued in place. I wanted our l-track to sit on top of the wooden floor. The space behind the flanges is 1/2″. That’s just right for the three layers of flooring material I use when they are compressed together. The flanges of the l-track hold the layers in place really firmly.

I bolted the l-track through the wooden floor, through the metal base of the van, and through Unistrut steel channel under the van to add strength to the bolts and also to provide a mounting point for anything I want to attach under the van.

The floor feels firm to walk on but slightly cushioned. It cuts down considerably on the road noise coming in to the van. There are some wrinkles in the top coin layer from where it was rolled up so tightly but they are smoothing out as I use the van.

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FOUR STEPS TO DISINFECT YOUR CARGO VAN

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FOUR STEPS TO DISINFECT YOUR CARGO VAN

The World Health Organization states that the coronavirus is spread through droplets from the mouth or nose during a cough or sneeze. These droplets could land on any object or surfaces around an infected person, and when someone else touches the contaminated object or surface, that person can potentially be infected.

Vehicles used for business, whether new or used ones purchased from your box truck dealer or cargo van dealers, need to be cleaned and sanitized–especially the interior from time to time.

Cargo van interiors have different kinds of surfaces, including rubber, plastic, leather, or metal, and these surfaces can be contaminated at anytime as different people come into contact with your vehicle in a typical workday.

Usually used by a variety of businesses for carrying tools, equipment, goods, and even personnel, cargo vans or any vehicle for that matter are highly prone to contamination, especially when studies have shown that coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to nine days.

That being said, there is a way to properly disinfect and kill the virus on any external surface.  Below are four steps to properly sanitize your cargo van:

Prepare Your Tools

Make sure to use disposable gloves when cleaning. You can also use any EPA-registered household disinfectant as long as it is safe to be used on vehicle surfaces. Also, be sure to keep disinfectant wipes in your vehicle at all times for a quick wipe.  Other things you will need are upholstery cleaner, air freshener, and vacuum cleaner.

Start With The Exterior

Though the outside of your cargo van is less susceptible to contamination because of its constant exposure to sunlight, it still advisable to at least have it washed and door handles sanitized.

Clear The Clutter

The next thing to do is to get rid of everything that’s not necessary inside your van.  It is best to keep a small trash can so that you can just keep switching trash bags instead of having to dig around for wrappers, old receipts, and other common vehicle trash. After clearing the unnecessary clutter, remove the floor mats for washing, and then vacuum your van floor.

Wipe Down High Touch Surfaces

High touch surfaces are areas in your cargo van that you come into contact with the most. The obvious places are door handles, steering wheel, door buttons, gear shifters, seatbelts, and touch screens or GPS if your truck or van has one.

Aside from these, make sure to clean the dashboard thoroughly as well.  Bacteria are collected in that particular spot when air is being circulated inside the vehicle. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends disinfecting high touch surfaces daily, so do this at the end of the day of your business operations.

Good hygiene and cleanliness is still the best way to fight COVID-19 coronavirus.  As delivery services grow in demand during this pandemic, the use of cargo vans becomes more prevalent, and in turn, more and more people come into contact with these vehicles.

More than ever, when considering buying vehicles for your business from a box truck dealer or cargo van dealers, it is crucial to set a schedule not just for vehicle maintenance but for cleaning and sanitizing as well. By following the steps above, you can surely prevent the spread of the virus as you conduct your day to day business operations with your cargo van.

Posted in cargo van

BRING YOUR VAN TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THESE MINIVAN ORGANIZATION TIPS

Why Do I Deny Myself the Minivan?
BRING YOUR VAN TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THESE MINIVAN ORGANIZATION TIPS

You fought it for so long, but here you are- you own a minivan. It might not be the coolest-looking vehicle but by golly, these things are pretty great. Sliding doors, DVD players in the back, tons of room for your kids, their stuff, and your stuff. But did you know that you can make your van even better? 

These minivan organization tips come from pro-moms that know what they’re doing and how to make your new ride work for you.

1. Grab Some Custom Floor Mats

Your minivan probably came with a few carpeted floor mats but any pro-mom will tell you that those suckers get dirty fast. Between dirty shoes, spilled drinks, and food crumbs, your new car will quickly start looking like a frat house on wheels. 

Custom carpeted mats like these ones offer a soft and plush carpet look and feel that is easier to clean than the thin, hard mats that your van probably came with. The mats fit your car perfectly, too. You order by the exact make, model, and year of your vehicle so they are made to fit just right, they cover every part of your floor board, and they stay in place.

These premier Ultimate Floor Mats have been around since 1978 and thanks to their multi-layer backing, you get moisture resistance and stiffness so that the mats stay the same shape in which you got them.

You can even order them with your new ride’s logo or customize it with your own name. They come in a variety of colors (over 50) to match your car’s interior and your personal style. And just to be on the extra safe side, there is a five-year warranty.

2. Over-the-Seat Hooks Keep Stuff Off the Floor

Another great minivan organization tip is to get over-the-seat hooks. These help keep things like coats and backpacks off the floor so you don’t have things thrown all over the place. 

It also helps keep everything in place during road trips as well as the school drop off and pick up. You can also keep a bag full of extra clothes, undies, diapers and wipes hanging back there for any emergencies.

3. Move the Seats to Fit Your Needs

One of the greatest things about minivans is your ability to remove seats to suit your needs. One mom suggests removing the right or left second row seat, leaving an open space for kids to access the backseat. 

This makes school drop off and pick up a breeze and prevents anyone from stepping all over your seats (or looking like they are trying to climb out of the womb) to get in and out of the back row.

It also allows easy access to buckles for car seats for parents and an open spot in the back for things like sports bags and even pets who might be along for the ride. 

4. Keep it Clean

A clean van means a happy driver. Messes in your new van are going to happen because, well, kids. But you can keep it clean even on the go if you keep some extra cleaning supplies in a trunk organizer in the back. Here are some good things to get you started:

  • hand wipes
  • leather wipes for seats
  • disinfecting wipes
  • a battery-operated handheld vacuum
  • carpet cleaner or spot remover to ensure your new mats stay clean
  • paper towels
  • grocery bags to throw all the gross stuff away

5. Keep it Organized

As a mom driving a minivan you are going to have quite a bit of “stuff” to manage during the regular day-to day-trips. Keep things like wipes, garage bags (for those unexpected, “Mom, I feel like I’m going to be sick moments” and any potty accidents), as well as hand sanitizer, extra napkins, and ChapStick handy and in an easy-to-access location. Knowing where to find these items during a crisis moment is half the battle.

Another minivan organization tip is to keep a mini trashcan in the front seat. This way all those wrappers and lollipop sticks can go right in the trashcan and not on your nice new floor mats.

6. Toys and Trays

A great way to keep the kids tame and to keep your cargo van clean is to put a fabric bin of toys, coloring books, and books between the seats or on the floor. If you are going on a long trip, you might want to invest in some seat trays for activities and for eating.

Your minivan will be like your second home. You will spend so much time in it that it ends up being a restaurant, a closet, and a transporter. But with these minivan organization tips you, can make sure your van stays clean, organized, and more efficient for you and your family to use.

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GPS Tracking and Performance Monitoring for Refrigerated Trucks

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GPS Tracking and Performance Monitoring for Refrigerated Trucks

When moving perishable goods over long distances, it’s absolutely vital that those good are moved as quickly as possible while in tightly-controlled conditions. This is why countless companies rely on refrigerated trucks to transport perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, ice cream, and frozen food.

However, managing a fleet of refrigerated trucks introduces new challenges.

For example, if the refrigeration fails during transit, the entire load of perishables may be lost. Also, a significant delay in getting to your destination may put some perishable goods with a shorter shelf life past their sell-by dates. Additionally, there’s a greater need for maintenance and power consumption with refrigerated trucks.

Detecting Refrigeration Failures

One of the biggest worries with any shipment of perishable or frozen goods is that the refrigeration in the truck may fail, causing a loss of all product in the shipment.

The issue is that, unless the driver is constantly stopping the vehicle once every couple of hours to get out of the cab and into the refrigeration unit to check the temperature, it’s all too easy for a refrigeration failure to go undetected long enough for the cargo to spoil.

GPS tracking for refrigerated trucks can help alleviate this worry. Specially-designed GPS trackers for refrigeration trucks can include special capabilities such as temperature monitoring, which is incredibly useful for detecting a refrigeration failure straight away.

With temperature monitoring, you can set a temperature alarm for each refrigerated truck being tracked in your fleet management software so that when a trailer’s temperature gets too high, you’ll be alerted right away.

This cuts the time it takes to respond to a refrigeration failure down from hours to mere minutes, giving you the chance to save the perishable cargo by either fixing the issue causing the refrigeration failure or transferring the load to a different truck with working refrigeration.

Better yet, GPS tracking software allows you to create a trip report complete with a temperature readout of the trailer at the time of each update sent to RASTRAC. You can show this report to your customers as proof that the temperature in the refrigeration trailer consistently remained at the required level throughout the trip.

Preventing Breakdowns

On the road breakdowns are bad enough with regular cargo deliveries. With refrigerated products, such breakdowns can be disastrous.

GPS tracking systems for refrigerated trucks can help to prevent costly breakdowns on the road by providing you with automated engine performance reports for your fleet vehicles. With these reports, you can identify which vehicles need preventative maintenance and when.

This helps you optimize your preventative maintenance scheduling so that vehicles don’t break down while transporting perishable, time-sensitive cargo.

Improving Route/Detour Planning

When dealing with long-distance cargo delivery routes, it isn’t always possible to anticipate every instance of road construction, traffic accidents, and other random events that can cause traffic to come to a grinding halt.

GPS tracking for fleet vehicles can make it easier to change a truck’s path once it encounters heavy traffic, allowing you to reroute the vehicle along roads that are less congested so that delays are minimized.

This helps keep trucks on-schedule for deliveries of highly perishable goods, maximizing their saleable shelf life.

For companies with refrigerated trucks and other specialty equipment listed among their fleet vehicles, using GPS tracking and remote diagnostic equipment is a must to maintain peak efficiency and prevent costly equipment failures.

Posted in Commercial Van, sprinter commercial van, sprinter work van

The Best Campervan Flooring and Top Installation Tips

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The Best Campervan Flooring and Top Installation Tips

You bought your sprinter commercial van and are finally ready to begin building. One of the first things you will want to do is start on your campervan flooring. Your flooring consists of a few parts; metal van floor, sound dampener, insulation, plywood floor. Each part of your flooring is important as it is the base for building the rest of your van. 

We have built out two large cargo vans, the first being a sprinter, and the second a Ford Transit. For our Sprinter van flooring, we made a few mistakes, and now while working on our campervan flooring for the Transit we were able to try new methods and see how well they work. 

From the best campervan flooring to installation, learn the methods that we used for our campervan flooring plus optional methods that might work for you.

Types of Campervan Flooring

First, you need to consider what kind of flooring you want to have in your campervan. Once you have a subfloor, my recommendation is to wait until the build is mostly finished before adding your top van flooring.

I say this for a few reasons; one being to save your floor from scratches or paint, the next being that you don’t need nice flooring everywhere since there will be a bed or cabinets on top of it anyway, and the third is you will substantially save money by only putting flooring where you can see it. Not to mention, if you ever want or need to change out your flooring, it will be an easy fix as you will have access to the flooring. 

There are a few types of flooring that are available for your campervan. These are the more commonly used flooring options and the ones I would recommend.

Life Proof Vinyl Flooring (Our Recommendation) 

We recommend vinyl flooring for campervan flooring for many reasons. It’s waterproof which is super important in your van flooring because you don’t want to risk the floor molding.

Mold in a small area will quickly become problematic and could even cause rust, not to mention the health effects mold can have on you in such a small area. Vinyl flooring is also known for high durability and on the road, you will be in and out of your van, in the rain, mud, sand and possibly with dogs wearing on it. Therefore you need something durable for your vanlife flooring. 

In our Sprinter van flooring, we used a random brand of vinyl flooring. After a year it had scratches, cracks at the seams, divots and needed to be replaced. This time around we decided to go with LifeProof vinyl flooring as it is much thicker and known for its durability. We also know vanlifers who have used this flooring and it seems to last much longer. 

Pros: 

  • Most durable option
  • Waterproof
  • Easy Installation
  • Scratch Resistant (LifeProof brand)

Cons: 

  • Most expensive option
  • Can off-gas

Non-Toxic Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is another van build flooring options that some people choose on the road. The main reason being that it is non-toxic which if you have any health problems, then this may be a must for you. It is mold resistant, doesn’t off-gas, and is durable. 

A plus is that cork is a sustainable option. 

Pros: 

  • Non-Toxic
  • Sustainable
  • Cheaper Option

Cons:

  • Pets can more easily damage flooring with nails
  • Needs sealer on top to prevent damage
  • Spills can stain flooring if not quickly wiped up 

Rubber Flooring

A very easy to install campervan flooring option is rubber coin grip flooring. This is a great option to use in your garage or on your entire floor build if you are an outdoor enthusiast. If you will be constantly surfing, snowboarding, or biking and are worried about wear and tear on your flooring then this might be a great option for you.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Waterproof
  • Cleans easily

Cons:

  • Not super stylish – Honestly comes down to aesthetics
  • If there is a tear, you would have to replace the entire floor
  • Possibility for moisture to form under mats which can mold and rust the flooring

Laminate Flooring (Not Recommended)

Laminate flooring is another option we have seen in the vanlife community but we personally do not recommend it. I wanted you to be aware of the option but it’s not something we would recommend or use ourselves in the van.

Laminate is essentially the IKEA of flooring, it is compressed wood with a wallpaper-like covering on top of it. It’s not a great choice in general and definitely not a good option for your campervan flooring. 

Pros: 

  • Easy to Install
  • Cheap

Cons: 

  • Not durable
  • Molds Easily
Posted in Van Ladder Racks

Racks for the Vans

Aluminum Ladder Racks for Trucks and Vans
Racks for the Vans

ErgoRack

Lightweight, Safe and Easy

The design philosophy starts with the worker – how can we make the job safer, easier and more comfortable for the human body? That is because the firmly believe that a product’s design and how it impacts the user is every bit as important as the quality of materials and construction.

The ErgoRack to reduce muscle stress, eliminate risk of injury and speed the job of loading and unloading ladders from a work van.

AluRack

Aerodynamic and Lightweight

Work hard, look stylish and stay safe. The AluRack features the industry’s original rolling bar, which makes it safe and easy to load bulky sheets of plywood, drywall, pipe and even weekend toys from the back of the truck. The lightweight, yet rugged design can carry all of your cargo and withstand challenging weather conditions.

Plus, the aerodynamic design looks modern, reduces fuel consumption and ensures almost silent travel.

DeployPro™

Safe, ergonomic, and productive

Upgrade your fleet vehicle’s ladder storage solution with the DeployPro™ system – the industry’s only ergonomic, rear deploying solution for safe and productive fleet vehicles.

The DeployPro™ design philosophy started with the worker – how can the job be safer, easier and more comfortable for the human body?

The rear deploying design allows the user to safely load and unload ladders from behind the vehicle, shielded from potential road hazards or traffic. The system’s ergonomic features help to protect the operator from muscle stress, strain and fatigue.

This system mounts to the crossbars of a compatible ErgoRack. Get your fleet or business started today on the road to safety and productivity.

Professional Truck Rack

Lightweight, Truck Tough

The Professional Truck Rack™ is lightweight, yet rugged enough for the construction site. It works hard and plays hard, and can carry the necessary equipment for both.

The ergonomic design helps keep employees safe and worker compensation claims low, while the patented base model mounts easily to the truck bed and transfers from vehicle to vehicle.

ErgoRack Low Profile

Simply the Most Advanced Rack Technology

The S.M.A.R.T. generation ErgoRack has arrived! Designed to fit within the narrow dimensions of a rail car when installed on your work van, the latest innovation shifts installation from delivering dealership to original up-fitter for consistent, quality, professional installation, easier delivery, and cost reduction.

The award-winning, ergonomic ladder racks have helped fleets around the world reduce muscle strain, reduce risk of injury, and speed the job of loading and unloading ladders from a work van.

Rear Door Access Ladder

Add capability and enhance worker safety and productivity

The rear access ladder, made of aluminum, can be fixed to the vehicle without drilling and thereby avoiding any damage to the bodywork. Additionally, this ladder can be re-used on the next vehicle of the same type.

Enclosed Utility Body

Lower risks. Reduce Costs. Improve productivity.

Keep productivity high and lower the risk of injuries and worker compensation claims by installing the only ergonomic ladder racks for vans.  With different configurations for open and enclosed service bodies, chances are to meet your needs.

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Van Ladder & Cargo Racks

Aluminum Ladder Racks for Trucks and Vans
Van Ladder & Cargo Racks

Prime Design Ergorack

The ErgoRack is, hands down, the safest and fastest way to store and secure a ladder on your truck, van, or service-bodied vehicle. Using advanced designs and hydraulic cylinders, the ErgoRack makes retrieving or storing a ladder on your work vehicle a “two-finger” operation.

No more climbing on tires, perching on bumpers, and struggling to get ladders off your vehicle on tip-toe. With today’s trucks and vans sitting higher than ever before, the ErgoRack isn’t just a neat idea, it’s the perfect drop down ladder rack for the job.

Prime Design Alurack

When the Alurack ladder rack was designed, it was the first rack of its kind to feature rollers to make loading and unloading easier than ever before. Imitators have tried to flood the market, but the original is still the best and when the AluRack is combined with the many options we can offer, you’ll have one of the lightest, strongest, and best-looking ways to stow materials and ladders out of the way for easy transport and loading. Our aerodynamic design saves you money at the pump, too, by utilizing lightweight anodized aluminum that looks great and easily withstands harsh weather.

Ranger Design Cargo+ Rack

Ranger Design offers over 100 different custom racks for nearly any van ever made. From the most basic cargo rack to uniquely designed double drop-down racks using hydraulic dampers to ensure safety, Ranger has made a point of giving users tremendous flexibility for maximizing their cargo capacity.

Using a lightweight but extremely strong aluminum alloy that has been powder-coated for durability, Ranger Design roof racks give you unlimited options, durability, and good looks.

Tough, Quiet and Easy to Use!

  • Military grade aluminum & stainless steel components
  • No corrosion over the lifetime of the rack
  • Aerodynamic crossbars reduce wind noise
  • Cargo+ has a full width stainless steel roller to make loading and unloading easy
  • Fits most Transit, ProMaster & Mercedes cargo vans

Weather Guard

Weather Guard is one of the oldest names in truck accessories, dating back to 1960. In that time, you can bet they’ve learned what works and what doesn’t and that is reflected in the ladder racks they build.

The beauty of a Weather Guard ladder rack is they offer all the options you can use – choices of material, how it is mounted on a vehicle, and a full range of offerings for any truck. As a matter of fact, that’s one of the reasons we like Weather Guard racks so much – they make it easy to find the right one and build them tough, so chances are, they’ll outlast your truck.

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ALURACK ACCESSORIES

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR ALURACK

Aluminum Ladder Racks for Trucks and Vans

Each van ladder racks has its own purpose. Professionalize your car with additional accessories to adapt your working vehicle to your daily needs. Discover our range of accessories for the different AluRack roof racks.

S-CLAMPS-CLAMP, THE UNIQUE FEATURE FOR EASY AND EFFICIENT TRANSPORT OF LIGHT STEP AND EXTENSION LADDERS ON LOW ROOF VEHICLES.

Every S-Clamp secures the ladder with a gas spring assisted hook. The hook at the front of the rack assists the operator to position the ladder on the roof rack. By using the handle, the hook in the back comes in an upright position and fixes the ladder for safe transport. No straps and ties are required. The use of a padlock prevents easy theft of the ladder.

An important effect is the reduction in handling time : the time to (un)load a ladder can be reduced from 240 seconds (4 minutes) to 20 seconds which is a reduction by 80%. This is an investment with a high ROI.

CLAMPABLE ALUMINIUM LADDER

Discover the benefits of our backdoor ladder

  • Our new ladder guarantees optimum safety for the daily loading and unloading of your goods on our AluRack roof rack.
  • Thanks to a handy clamping system this light aluminium ladder can easily be installed by one person without having to drill into the bodywork. That way, your vehicle preserves a high second-hand value.
  • You can easily re-use the ladder on your next vehicle of the same type.
  • The aesthetic, light aluminium design is corrosion resistant and durable. On top of this, the low weight of the ladder ensures reduced fuel consumption.
  • The door ladder is currently custom-designed for the Ducato, Sprinter, Crafter, Boxer, Jumper, Movano, NV400, Master and Daily. Your ladder will precisely fit the dimensions of the rear of your company vehicle and will not interfere with your daily work. Soon it will be available for other models as well!

MORE HELPFUL ACCESSORIES FOR THE ALURACK ROOF RACK SOLUTIONS

  • Aluminium conduit tube

Aluminium conduit tube (2-5m long, 125 mm in square), lockable on both sides. Mounting with a bracket onto crossbars, so that the interior space can be completely used for loading.

  • Conduit tube bracket

Special round brackets to fix standard plastic tubes.

  • Beacon mounting bracket

With special mounting brackets the beacon may be mounted onto the crossbars.

  • Cargostops for AluBars

Cargostops to position long objects on the crossbars.

  • Roller for AluBars

The additional roller for easy (un)loading of long objects from the rear.

  • Roller for AluRack

The roller, which can be easily installed at the rear of the roof rack ensures comfortable (un)loading of long objects.

  • Platform elements

Aluminium ribbed profiles can be mounted on top of the crossbars to form a cargo platform (length 2-5 m, width 17cm)

  • Cargostops for AluRack

Adjustable cargo stops to fix long objects on the roof rack.