Your cargo van is there to hold cargo – that’s no secret. Whether you’re a Parcel delivery driver, plumber or any in any other trade, you know every inch in the cargo area of your vehicle needs to be used to its full extent. Cargo like packages or equipment that needs to get to a worksite can vary in size and shape. Without shelves that work for what you carry, this can be a major problem! Read on to learn more about common cargo van shelving issues and the solutions Adrian Steel has to make cargo management easy.
The Most Common Cargo Van Shelving Issues
Finding Room for Shelving
One of the most common cargo van shelving issues we hear contractors mention is deciding on how much space should be dedicated to shelving at all! It makes sense – because of the importance of maximizing your vehicle’s cargo capacity, there’s an important balance when it comes to traditional shelves.
Planning the right amount and type of shelving can be a huge headache. Too few and you’ll be dangerously stacking equipment where it may shift or get mixed with other items. Too many and you may not be able to fit larger items that aren’t fit for the shelves.
Lack of Flexibility
Cargo van shelving is a critical part of every single professional using these types of vehicles. Of course, when it comes down to it, shelves are just shelves. They serve a fairly straight-forward purpose, and if you don’t need a shelf, then you may be wishing that space were open for something else in your upfit plan.
Over time, the equipment you bring or the cargo you transport will change. What you need space for last year may not apply this year. For many vocations, your cargo van storage space needs can change by the hour! It can often be a pain point for van owners to try to and figure out how to manage something that’s more permanent, like the upfit, with the shifting cargo needs they experience throughout the day.
Limited Aisle Space to Maneuver
If your van has larger van shelving, you may dread having to maneuver around your cargo area. But Access to every nook and cranny of your cargo van should be a given. Of course, you can’t get rid of your big shelving units – you need them for the larger items that end up in your vehicle. But traditional shelving is semi-permanent; you can’t just remove them without some work, and in the end it’s rarely worth it.