8 Commercial Truck Beds For Your Business
Commercial trucks are an essential piece of businesses everywhere. Across multiple industries, from landscaping to construction, choosing the right truck bed ensures that whatever job you're doing can be completed both swiftly and safely. Here at Century Trucks, our team has decades of experience in choosing the right bed and chassis for your specific needs.
We've put together a list of some of our preferred commercial truck beds and when each of them could be of benefit to you!
1. Flat Beds
A flatbed is one of the market's most notable types of truck beds today. These are built for hauling heavy cargo. Flatbeds are the starting point for a lot of the other truck beds we will discuss.
Utility truck beds offer multiple compartments and large, open cargo space to provide generous storage and hauling room for equipment.
This type of bed is often used in industries such as landscaping or demolition. They are very sturdy and capable of carrying materials that could damage your average truck body. Dump truck beds make a great option for moving materials like dirt, sand, or rocks in bulk.
Similar to the dump truck bed, a lot of landscapers can use this bed to haul away wood or other natural debris. However, instead of a dumping motion, the back of the truck is a swinging door. Businesses in agriculture everywhere rely heavily on their work trucks to transport equipment and crew members. Landscape beds can also include a built-in ramp for an easy loading process.
A Chipper truck bed is equipped with a wood chipper and a swing-out tailgate for easy dumping woodchips and other natural debris. These days, many Chipper beds come with full-length ladders to help reach the tops of trees and have built-in toolboxes for additional storage.
6. Fold-Down Contractor
The Contractor body starts as a folded-down flatbed and is then fitted with toolboxes to provide easy access and secure tool storage. The cargo area in the back is surrounded by stakes to keep your oversized equipment and materials safe during transport, and the folding capability makes for easy access to all of your necessary tools. Fold-down contractor beds are one of the most versatile truck body types. It is a popular choice for a wide range of industries.
Stake beds are frequently used by the agricultural industry to move larger items that don't need to be enclosed. The stakes create a frame with plenty of tie-down points, making it ideal when transporting goods of any size.
8. Logging and Forestry
These truck beds are unique. Due to the size of many foresting and logging jobs, these trucks need to be able to handle a lot. They need to be strong enough to handle heavy tree debris while remaining light enough to carry a very large capacity.
Choosing the right truck bed can be difficult, especially if your workload varies. At Century Trucks, we offer a variety of truck beds that offer quality, durability, and versatility. We are family owned and operated with over 35 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry. To speak to our team of experts, give us a call at today 516-536-6403!