Plumbing, Heating, and A/C Repair Package for Cargo Trailers

phvac cargo trailer shelvingDo you struggle to keep your plumbing, heating, or A/C equipment organized in your cargo trailer? While cargo trailers certainly provide a lot of cargo space for all of your tools and parts, the large storage area can sometimes be overwhelming when not organized properly. Keep everything tidy with Adrian Steel’s Plumbing, Heating, and A/C Repair Package.

 

This cargo trailer shelving upfit is designed to keep your equipment off of the floor and stored away safely and securely.

 

Here’s a look at some of the features of the cargo trailer shelving for PHVAC professionals:

 

  • Adjustable Shelving – Adjustable shelving for cargo trailers measures in at 60” high, 12” deep, and varying widths. Customize your shelving by adding drawer units and locking door kits to keep equipment contained and out of sight. Hook accessories are also available to increase your storage capabilities. Adrian Steel’s heavy duty adjustable shelving is sure to securely store your tools and stand the test of time.
  • Lock ‘N Latch Drawer Units – Ideal for storing small tools and parts, Lock ‘N Latch drawers are a great way to keep your equipment safe and secure during transportation. These durable, heavy duty drawers are able to lock in a closed, open, or locked-closed position. Because of their snug fit, Lock ‘N Latch drawers dramatically reduce the rattling noise often associated with drawer units.
  • Locking Cabinets – Locking cabinets keep unsightly equipment out of view. Use cabinets to store bigger items that need to be stored safely behind locked doors. Not only will locking cabinets keep your cargo trailer looking neat and your equipment safe from theft, but they will also prevent your tools from shifting and rolling around in the trailer during transportation.
  • Tank Racks – Tank racks are a convenient way to transport those tough-to-store refrigeration tanks. The cargo trailer shelving package for PHVAC professionals includes three tank ranks to ensure that you have plenty of space to securely store your tanks. Tank racks are composed of 140gauge tubular steel frames, sloped cradles, and nylon straps.

 

Adrian Steel also recommends adding a Ladder Keeper to your cargo trailer to keep your ladder dry inside, secure, and off the floor of your trailer.

 

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Contact Adrian Steel today to learn more about our upfits designed specifically for professionals in the PHVAC industry. Built to last and designed with you in mind, Adrian Steel’s products will help you stay organized and efficient on the job. Give us a call at (800) 677-2726, send us an email at info@adriansteel.com, or visit our website at http://www.adriansteel.com.

 

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How to Design a Van Wrap that’s Perfect for Your Business

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A van wrap is one of the most effective ways to make your business stand out in the crowd. In fact, 91 percent of people notice words and graphics on commercial vehicles! That’s a lot of eyeballs on your brand! However, it can often be difficult for technically-trained service professionals to delve into their creative side to design an eye-catching van wrap. Here we’ve put together some helpful tips to aid you in the creation of a van wrap that will wow your customers, help bring in new business, and ultimately make you more money!

  • Competitor Research – Take a look at your competitors’ vehicle wraps. If they’re non-existent, then research van wraps in your industry and put together a list of similarities between designs. Do your fellow plumbers tend to use the same color scheme or text layout? Take note of these trends and use them to make your van wrap better than the competition. You want your wrap to be unique enough to stand out, but not too far from industry trends to confuse potential customers.

  • Be Careful about what you Promote
    – If you have a lot of expensive equipment in your vehicle, be sure not to advertise so on your wrap. For example, many security professionals carry a lot of high-tech equipment in their vans like cameras, touch-screen applications, and more. When potential criminals see these images of pricy equipment, they’re much more likely to target your van for theft.
  • Match your Overall Brand – When designing a van wrap, it’s critical to take a step back and evaluate your entire brand as a whole. Who is your target audience? What is your current marketing strategy? Are there specific colors associated with your brand? Design your van wrap in a way that is cohesive with your existing branding. Be sure to use the exact same business information, such as name and phone number, across all of your marketing platforms for consistency.
  • Keep it Simple – While you will want to design a van wrap that stands out, you want to be careful not to go overboard. Too many colors and too much text can overwhelm potential customers, causing them to not pay attention to your van at all. We recommend you stick with two basic colors. Also, since van wraps are made to last, avoid including any information that could potentially change over the next few years, such as current promotions, business hours, etc.

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Ready to get started? Check out Adrian Steel’s Commercial Curb Appeal program. The online design tool makes it easy for anyone to create professional-looking van wraps in a snap. Your design will be printed on the highest quality film with a state-of-the-art digital printer and professionally installed by one of Adrian Steel’s trusted distributors. Please don’t hesitate to contact Adrian Steel at (800) 677-2726 or info@adriansteel.com if you have any questions along the way!

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Customize your Truck with Adrian Steel’s Trade Packages

Are you interested in upfitting your pickup truck, but don’t know where to start? If you’re a general contractor, security professional, or commercial repair technician, then you’re in luck! Adrian Steel has put together commercial truck trade packages designed specifically for your professional needs. And, if you’re not in these three specific industries, Adrian Steel has a storage shelf package that is sure to be a great starting point for any truck-owner’s upfitting needs.

 

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Adrian Steel’s commercial truck trade packages help you turn your pickup into a mobile workshop. Shelving and drawer units in commercial truck trade packages are installed snuggly against the bed sides to make it easy for you to access your tools and equipment from the side and rear doors. Climbing into the bed of your truck every time you need something can be tiresome and time-consuming. With a commercial truck trade package, you can simply open up the windows of your truck cap, grab what you need, and go! Additionally, this setup allows for more center aisle space within the truck bed.

 

Truck Packages

 

General Contractor Package for 6′-8′ Pickup Bed – Easily access drawers from the outside of your truck.

Security/Alarm Package for 6′-8′ Pickup Bed – Keep your frequently used tools and equipment safe and secure in special side compartments.

Commercial Repair Package for 8′ Pickup Bed – Store your parts in easily accessible shelving, drawers, and cabinets.

Storage Shelf Package for 7′-8′ Pickup Bed – A great base package to get professionals in any industry started. Add drawers, cabinets, and other accessories to customize your upfit exactly how you want it.

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For more information on Adrian Steel’s commercial truck trade packages, give us a call at (800) 677-2726 or send us an email at info@adriansteel.com. Ready to get your upfit installed? View our network of distributers to find one near you!

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Work Van Driving Safety Tips

work van driving tipsThe new work vans on the market allow for high levels of maneuverability, however it can still be a challenge to drive in heavy traffic. Adrian Steel has put together a few quick driving safety tips to help ensure that you and your vehicle get to and from your destination safely.

Avoid Causing a Traffic Jam

No one likes to be stuck in traffic. But, did you know that there are a few ways that you can help to avoid contributing to a traffic jam? It’s all about consistency:

  • Pay attention – watch for indications of slowing traffic ahead and gently slow down as soon as you see brake lights
  • Don’t slow down more than necessary – every time you hit your brakes, you perpetuate the chain reaction of slowing down through the entire line of traffic
  • When possible, try to avoid coming to a complete stop on the highway
  • Drive consistently – in lighter traffic, be sure to maintain a consistent speed to avoid causing other drivers to brake unnecessarily

 

Share the Road

You have probably noticed that driving a work van requires a little bit more effort than driving a compact car. Because of the size of your van, it’s critical to pay special attention while on the road. While it can sometimes be frustrating to share the road with other drivers, there are a few driving safety tips to take into consideration for safe travels:

  • Don’t follow too closely behind semi-trucks – if you can’t see the driver’s mirrors, then he or she can’t see you!
  • Change lanes safely – you know the drill: check mirrors and blind spots, use your turn signal, and ensure that you don’t cut off other drivers
  • Be conscientious when parking – work vans are bigger than the typical car, so when in more populated areas, make sure to park as close to the curb as possible or near the back of the parking lot

Adrian Steel is not responsible for any accidents or incidents that could happen while on the road.

 

About Adrian Steel

Adrian Steel is committed to providing you with the most innovative, high-quality upfits for your work van on the market. With our upfits, you can be re-assured that your valuable cargo will be stored safely and securely. To learn more about Adrian Steel products, visit our website, give us a call at (800) 677-2726, or send us an email at info@adriansteel.com.

 

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ADseries Adjustable Shelving Units

adseries adjustable shelvingHave you ever invested in a piece of equipment just to find out that it didn’t work for your needs? It can be really frustrating! Often times, product manufacturers take the liberty to decide what they think will work best for you and offer a “one-size-fit-all” option. Here at Adrian Steel, we know that in reality “one-size” does not fit all. We strive to provide you with a wide array of customizable options, like our ADseries Adjustable Shelving Units, a unique product that allows you to have the freedom to decide exactly how your upfit shelving should be organized.

 

With Adrian Steel’s exclusive ADseries Adjustable Shelving Units, you are able to easily customize the Plug and Play shelves to fit your specific needs. Tools and equipment come in all shapes and sizes and ADseries shelving allows you to easily accommodate your uniquely shaped cargo items.

 

How it works

Quickly and easily adjust your shelving by unscrewing two bolts from the speed nut clips that come with the shelf with a Phillips screwdriver. Tilt the shelf upwards and simply move it to your desired location, insert the rear shelf studs, and screw the bolts back in!

 

ADseries Adjustable shelving features durable stamped steel end panels and shelves and a six inch knock out at the bottom to provide floor space. Plug and Play shelves come pre-punched with holes and can be adjusted on one inch increments.

 

Bonus Products: ADseries dividers snap into place, drawer units easily bolt in, and door kits can be installed to add a lockable cabinet to your shelving. Many Adrian Steel accessories can be added to the ADseries with the rail adapter kits and end panel brackets.

 

View our video about ADseries Adjustable Shelving Units.

 

About Adrian Steel

Adrian Steel is a leading manufacturer of van shelving solutions. In addition to adjustable shelving units, Adrian Steel also offers welded van shelving units. Contact Adrian Steel today to learn more about all of our cargo management solutions!

 

Phone: (800) 677-2726

Email: info@adriansteel.com

 

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Check out Adrian Steel at the CEDIA Expo!

Home technologyThis weekend Adrian Steel is in Denver, Colorado for the CEDIA Expo! Hosted by the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, the expo explores home technology trends of today and the future. CEDIA is a global authority in the home technology industry and represents 3,500 member companies in the security, audio/visual, energy management, entertainment, home health, and automation fields.

 

Attendees can find Adrian Steel at Booth 1222 where we will demonstrate how a vehicle upfit can benefit your business. We can walk you through the upfit process and help you make choices that are right for you.

 

Here’s a quick look at some of Adrian Steel’s products that may be of interest to professionals in the home technology industry:

 

Ladder Racks & Keepers – Many home technology professionals require a ladder on the job; however, ladders aren’t always the easiest piece of equipment to tote to and from a jobsite. Adrian Steel understands this challenge and offers several options to help you transport your ladder. The Grip-Lock Ladder Rack mounts on your van roof and firmly grips your ladder to prevent movement during transportation. The EZ Load Ladder Rack lowers your ladder six inches towards you to make the loading process quick and easy. The LoadsRite Drop-Down Ladder Rack allows you to easily raise and lower your ladder in a diagonal position, relieving back strain and preventing injury. Ladder Keepers are available to store your ladder inside your van, but out of the way on the ceiling.

 

Blue Bin System – If you find yourself returning to your vehicle often to grab forgotten small tools, the Blue Bin System may be of interest to you. Adrian Steel’s exclusive blue bins snap onto shelving units to securely store small tools and parts during transportation. Blue bins can be easily removed and stacked to carry to and from a job.

 

Toolboxes – Not everyone who works in the home technology industry drives a work van, many drive trucks too! Adrian Steel offers high-quality, durable aluminum toolboxes to help professionals safely store their equipment in their pickups. Toolboxes extend across the width of your truck bed, offering plenty of storage and are designed to mount to your truck with no-drill brackets.

 

About Adrian Steel

For more than 60 years, Adrian Steel has been a leading manufacturer of cargo management solutions. Adrian Steel is committed to providing customers with the most innovative and durable products on the market. To learn more about Adrian Steel’s products, call (800) 677-2726, email info@adriansteel.com, or visit www.adriansteel.com.

 

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Maintaining your Upfit for Years to Come

maintaining van upfitsAn upfit is an investment in your business. It helps you stay organized, safely store your tools and equipment, and present a professional image to your customers. Adrian Steel produces only the highest-quality Contractor Grade storage solutions that are built to last. However, there are a few easy ways you can ensure that your upfit will be in tip-top shape for years to come. Here are some quick vehicle maintenance tips to help you extend your upfit’s life:

 

Keep Your Van Interior Organized & Clean

 

Whether you’re a neat freak or a bit on the disorganized side, it’s important to keep your work van relatively clean. If you can’t see the floor of your work van, it is probably time for a good deep clean. When you have a messy work van, not only will it make your job tougher, but the mess could mask potential damage to your upfit. If you carry any chemicals in your vehicle, you will want to make sure that there aren’t any hidden spills that could be eroding your upfit. It’s also a good idea to regularly check for moisture damage, mold, and bugs.

 

How to Clean

 

Fortunately, Adrian Steel’s heavy-duty upfit products are easy to clean and maintain! Made mostly of steel and composite materials, Adrian Steel products are tough to stain and damage. However, through normal wear-and-tear, dirt and grime can begin to build up over time. To clean, first remove all tools and equipment from the vehicle. Vacuum up any loose dirt and dust in the cargo area. Next, using a sponge or rag and a mild detergent, wipe down the surface of all shelves, drawer interiors, and any areas that have built up any dirt or grime. If you’ve noticed any squeaky hinges or sticking drawers, take a minute to grease up areas in need.

 

Warranty Info

 

Here at Adrian Steel, we understand that when you invest in an upfit for your work vehicle, you want it to last. That’s why our warranties cover our products for three years or 36,000 miles. Warranty claims are less than 1% of sales so you can be confident that your upfit will stay in shape for years to come!

 

Contact Adrian Steel today to learn more about the most durable and reliable upfits in the industry. Give us a call at (800) 677-2726, send us an email at info@adriansteel.com, or visit our website for more information.

 

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Adrian Steel Door Kits

Adrian Steel Door KitsAre you looking to switch things up in your work van? Maybe you’d like to amp up the security of your tools, or simply give your upfit a cleaner look. Adrian Steel now offers Door Kits that can be added to welded, adjustable, or ADseries shelving units.

 

These convenient and easy-to-install door kits convert an open shelf into a locking cabinet or wheelwell cover. Door kits include a reinforced door with stop and mounting fasteners and key-locking tee handle, a great option to provide an extra level of security for your more valuable tools and equipment. Door kits are contractor grade and built to last.

 

And there’s a bonus! By adding a door kit to your existing shelving units, not only will your tools and equipment be more secure, but it will also be out of sight!

 

Learn more about Adrian Steel’s door kits.

 

About Adrian Steel

 

Adrian Steel offers innovative cargo management solutions to help professionals use their work vehicles as efficiently as possible. To learn about all of Adrian Steel’s products, visit www.adriansteel.com, give us a call at (800) 677-2726, or send us an email at info@adriansteel.com. All of our products are available through our distributors located across the United States and Canada. View our extensive network of distributors.

 

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Automotive Glass Repair Package

Automotive Glass can be a tough product to transport. Many automotive glass repair professionals today work on-the-go, meeting their customers at a location that is beneficial for them. Whether you’re transporting glass to and from a pop-up shop in a parking lot or to a customer’s home, you will need to have the right equipment to transport your glass safely.

 

Fortunately, Adrian Steel has a solution just for you! Adrian Steel is proud to offer the only van interior designed specifically to keep your glass safe and secure during transportation. The Automotive Glass Repair Package gives you options to store all of your tools and equipment securely while preventing your glass from damage.

 

Here is a quick look at some of the features included in the Adrian Steel Automotive Glass Repair Package:

 

Auto Glass RackS-111524B Burco Auto Glass Rack – Burco S-Series glass racks are available in a variety of widths and mast extensions and can fit any van. These racks hold up to 11 windshields and allow you to easily load and unload your glass from the top or side. The Burco racks can transport both tall windshields and small glass panels between protective, foam-covered post without the risk of damage.

 

Auto Glass Storage Station – Conveniently store all of your tools and supplies in the Auto Glass Storage Station, a unit that makes organization a cinch. The station includes several removable and stackable blue bins to transport your tools to and from your vehicle.

 

Auto Glass Trim Weld Storage – Windshield gaskets can be an awkward item to store in your vehicle. The Auto Glass Trim Weld Storage is an excellent option for holding those pesky gaskets in place during transportation, ultimately minimizing product damage and saving you money!

 

Adrian Steel offers complete Automotive Glass Repair Package for both GM long wheelbase vans and Ford long wheelbase vans.

 

Get Your Adrian Steel Automotive Glass Repair Package Today!

Contact an Adrian Steel distributor near you to discuss upfit options for your work van. Certified Sales Professionals and Installation Technicians are located across the United States and Canada and can help you find the best upfit to meet your needs. To learn more about Adrian Steel, visit www.adriansteel.com, call (800) 677-2726, or email info@adriansteel.com.

 

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Comfortable Storage Solutions Designed for You

Adrian Steel's LoadsRite Ladder Rack designed for comfortHard work shouldn’t be hard on you and Adrian Steel is committed to providing you with quality products that make your job easier, safer, and more comfortable. Our innovative cargo management solutions keep you working smart and in comfort.

Our systems can be applied to one application, one vehicle or an entire fleet. More than 300 independent truck equipment distributors nationwide sell and service Adrian Steel products, so there’s sure to be a location near you. We also offer factory ship-thru installation. Your vehicles are upfitted and shipped directly to your GM, Ford or Dodge dealer. Upfits can be limited or extensive and industry specific. Comfortable storage for your truck or van can make a huge difference in job safety and comfort.

 

Ladder racks are a great example of our comfortable storage options. Ladder racks increase cargo space, store your ladder safely and securely, and make your job easier. Ladders racks make it much simpler to load and unload your ladder. Our LoadsRite Ladder Racks offer a hydraulic speed damper to gently lower the ladder to you. With the LoadsRite, there’s no straining of the back and less risk of injury. Adrian Steel also offers EZ Load, GripLock, Load Runner, Ladder Keeper, LoadFlex and perimeter ladder racks.

 

Van partitions are another valuable, comfortable storage option available from Adrian Steel.  Adrian Steel’s practical partitions create a secure division between the passenger compartment and the storage section. Noise reduction and climate control are notable benefits. Partitions also increase safety by separating passengers from any loose cargo. Efficiency and organization are improved with direct mount van partition accessories. Accessories create more space and storage for equipment and business paper work.

 

Adrian Steel also offers a variety of bin systems perfect for your line of work. Storage systems keep your tools and equipment organized and within easy-reach.  Our bin storage systems are heavy duty and made to last. Combined with storage modules, toolboxes, partitions, ladder racks, and other comfortable storage solutions, Adrian Steel has everything you need to make your work easier, safer, and more comfortable.

 

Adrian Steel was founded on attention to detail and customers. Those values have been instilled in the Adrian Steel team since the company began operations in 1953. Company founder, Bob Westfall, University of Michigan All-American and Detroit Lions All-Pro football standout, wouldn’t do business any other way. You can count on Adrian Steel for durable, reliable and valuable products.

 

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