Staying Safe Around Construction Equipment

Work Truck Seen Better Days? 3 Things To Consider When Choosing A New Service Body

If you own a construction company, you rely on your tools. Your workday isn't as efficient as it could be, if you don't have all of your tools where you need them to be. One way to make sure you have everything you need is to make sure your work truck is equipped to handle it. When you're choosing a new service body for your work truck, you can't just pick the first one you see. You need to make sure it has everything you're going to need. Here are three things you should take into consideration when choosing your next service body.

Security Features

A service body isn't going to be worth the price if it doesn't provide you the security you need for your work tools. You need to know that the equipment you leave on board will still be there when you return to the truck – whether that's a few hours later or the next morning. Some of the security features you should look for when choosing a service body include the following:

  • Hardened chrome handles to prevent break-ins
  • Metal locking rods on each compartment
  • Hinge blocks on each door
  • Master lock system that engages the entire compartment


Convenience is another feature that you want your service body to provide. Shelves should be large enough to store away even the bulkiest of equipment. The doors should be equipped with gas shocks that allow them to open with one hand and stay open until you're done. For added convenience, your service body should also include hooks that will allow to safely store things like extension cords and other utility items that don't fold up easily. Finally, your storage area shouldn't be confined to the area inside the bed of your truck. The truly convenient service body will provide adequate overhead storage as well, including racks and crossbars.


Finally, when you're working, you need to know that your service body is going to be built to take a beating. You can't be worried about damaging your truck when you're busy working. Your service body should contain powder-coated galvanized steel to prevent rust and corrosion, as well as to protect against damage associated with construction materials.

You depend on your work truck. Now that it's time to purchase a new service body, make sure you choose one that's going to stand up to hard work. The tips provided here will help you choose a service truck that will serve you well. To learn more, contact a company like Koenig Body & Equipment Inc