You just bought new cargo van as addition to your business fleet? The empty cargo area of the van is not convenient to store and manage all the tools you haul to the job site. Not only can you damage the van’s floor or walls, but you can also damage your equipment. This is the right moment to play smart and choose a custom cargo van shelving system to maximize your organization, properly store your tools and make your van neat and clean.
The market is flooded with all kinds of cargo van interior storage accessories. There are van shelving systems, partitions, drawers, cabinets, roof racks, pull out storage, etc. Furthermore, all shelving solutions are adjusted for trades and vocations like plumbing, electrician, HVAC
A few decades ago tradesmen had to make cargo van shelves and other storage accessories by themselves. Van manufacturers still did not realize the importance of organizing cargo van interior
. Usually, DIY cargo van shelving
involved plywood, screws and metal bolts. They had to properly measure cargo space, custom-make shelves to suit van cargo space, then install dividers and make final refinements.
Those who were brave enough and had some math knowledge used metal instead of plywood. They used metal plates, so it was very easy to cut yourself on them every time you needed to pull out some tools from van’s shelve.
But, things were about to change.
New Kids on The Block
Realizing market's potential and huge demand for high-quality work van storage systems that will be capable of handling heavy use for many years, van makers and small companies started with the production of all kinds of work van accessories. Shelves and shelve systems were the first among them.
Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Dodge
, and Ford
started with upfits that became very popular among small businesses like heating, general construction, electricians, mobile vets, locksmiths, and other. Companies like Weather Guard, SmartLiner, Sortimo, Ranger, AutoTruck, Gruau, Knapheide, KargoMaster
and Adrian Steel
became suppliers for major makers in the field of commercial transportation.
Van Shelving Materials
Instead of old-fashioned materials like plywood and row metal, they started to use sophisticated materials like aluminum and stainless steel. They are light, strong, durable, rust-resistant, and you can’t cut your fingers on rounded edges. They look nice too, giving the van a premium look.
Furthermore, some van shelving units
have an option for repositioning shelves without drilling new holes in the van or shelves. All you need to do is unscrew the shelve and screw it in a new position. Adjustable shelving is possible both for standard and high-roof vans.