As delivery volume hits near record highs in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, commercial vans are the clear vehicle of choice for many parcel fleets, including last-mile deliveries, as these businesses race to meet surging demand.
Manufacturers such as Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and Ram have launched new van models in recent years designed with efficiency and flexibility in mind. These options offer an excellent foundation, but you’ll need innovative equipment and upfit solutions to transform them into the vocational powerhouses your fleet needs.
Building flexible solutions for flexible fleets
Supporting this fleet segment is a key area of research and development for ARI, Kargo Master and Auto Truck Group. The first step in the process was to understand how these units are used in a variety of real world applications. After countless pilot studies, ride-alongs, and discussions with drivers, it was apparent that traditional interior shelves can potentially hamper productivity by limiting capacity. We were ready to develop a more thoughtful, intuitive solution for fleets.
The result: universal fit folding shelves that allow front-line operators to quickly and easily reconfigure the van’s cargo area based on their needs for the day.
Our engineering teams at Auto Truck and Kargo Master designed our folding shelves specifically for parcel delivery fleets and other applications that require the shelving to be moved out of the way when not in use. And with a universal fit, the folding shelves are an ideal option for virtually any commercial van – compact or full-size – eliminating the need for expensive custom fabrication. Here are some additional product highlights:
- Available in three lengths – 36”, 48”, and 60” models
- Two shelves per unit
- Durable aluminum shelves hold up to 150 pounds each
- Powder-coated steel legs support side-by-side mounting
- Pneumatic shocks keep the shelves in open or closed position and eliminate rattle when shelf is not in use
- Drivers can easily adjust shelving configurations to quickly adapt cargo capacity
- Available as complete shelving units or individual components
You can find us in the lab
As this segment of the industry continues to explode in popularity, your Holman partners will continue working together to develop innovative, cost-effective van solutions that help optimize your fleet management solutions.
If you’re interested in learning more about the folding shelves or any of our other innovative storage solutions, please contact your Auto Truck sales representative or visit KargoMaster.com. And to receive important industry updates and thought-provoking content about the latest fleet management trends, be sure to subscribe to the Morning Brake.