Case Study: Turnkey Trailer Upfit

Like most fleet managers, you believe it is important that your vehicles are well-organized to optimize safety of your employees, productivity, efficiency. When it comes to upfitting enclosed trailers, the EZ STAK way delivers on all these points. Working one-on-one with our design team allows you to come up with a layout that suits how you use your workspace. And the best part? EZ STAK is a one-stop, all-inclusive company who will not only supply a top-quality trailer but also a turnkey upfit including interior and exterior storage cabinets, insulation, power, HVAC and more!

The Challenge

A large utility company in Colorado approached EZ STAK with three 53-foot-long trailers they wanted to re-purpose. They needed a mobile workspace to accommodate an air-conditioned office space and a storage space to organize tools and parts. However, the challenge was the trailers were used and had to be completely gutted, insulated and paneled before commencing the project. The client also needed the trailers to be complete in a short period in order to have them ready for an upcoming utility project and to meet budget dates.

The Solution

This project involved the client working directly with the EZ STAK design team who provided full 3-dimensional renderings to assist in the final layout fit and finish. This company was looking for an office area for the work crew, shelving to store equipment, closets to store work clothing, and bin units for smaller parts and tools. Once the client was happy with the design, the skilled EZ STAK staff installed shore power, 120V wiring and a full interior shelving package to meet the application requirements. The enclosed office area had individual desks with drawers and overhead chest units for storage, whiteboards, a large closet unit, and even a refrigerator and microwave. The rear of the trailer included aluminum cabinets of all sizes and configurations to ensure tools, parts and equipment stay organized and easy to access while working in the field.

The Result

In short order, the fully upfitted utility trailers were completed and delivered to the client in Colorado who was overjoyed with the result. They now have all tools and equipment handy and have an enclosed office area to work in while on the job site. EZ STAK is committed to delivering custom-fit and turnkey solutions with aluminum interiors that are durable, tough and well-organized. Are you looking to upfit your trailer? Give us a call to get started: 630.994.3300

 

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

EZ STAK is a manufacturer of aluminum interiors and turnkey solutions for any vehicle in the utility, construction, oil & gas, and communication industries.  Whether you are looking for a full electrical installation, interior cabinets, or a custom storage solution, our design team will work with you to ensure your vehicle upfit is specific to your needs.

Call Calvin Lawrenson at 630-944-3300 x214 or send us an email to get started.

Three Cost Reduction Strategies for Your Fleet

With the constant increasing cost of running a fleet, finding ways to cut these costs is a priority for fleet managers. The following three strategies explain how to reduce major expenses and help fleets to become more profitable.

Encourage Fuel-Efficient and Safer Driving

Fuel costs are known to be one of the main expenses for fleets and the best way to reduce these costs is to develop a company policy handbook. The purpose of a company policy is to make employees aware of their expectations when driving a company-owned vehicle and to encourage safer, more fuel-efficient driving. The handbook should include a list of all the rules and responsibilities of drivers, consequences if drivers fail to comply, and an agreement form which all drivers must agree to and sign. To ensure the driver policy is a success, fleet managers are responsible to ensure every driver understands and agrees with the expectations. Having a company policy handbook will reduce liabilities, decrease your insurance rates and encourage more fuel-efficient driving in order to cut fleet costs.

Implement a Preventive Maintenance Program

Unexpected vehicle downtime can be very costly for fleets which is why frequent checkups and maintenance is required. It has been proven that scheduled servicing leads to a more reliable fleet, reduction in unexpected breakdowns, extended lifespan of the vehicles, and increased resale value. To develop the program, start by creating a checklist of maintenance tasks such as checking tire pressure, brakes, steering, and wipers. The next step is to determine how often you should perform checkups. It is recommended to perform a service checkup on your vehicle every three months, or 6000 miles, whichever occurs first. However, it is important that you decide this based on your fleet’s requirements. Implementing a preventative maintenance program in your fleet will help you avoid unscheduled repairs and downtime and is a great strategy for preventing unnecessary costs in your fleet.

Spec’ing Fleet with Cost Reduction in Mind

There are many ways to spec your vehicles to save money both during the process and in the long run. When selecting your chassis frame, choose one that is tough enough to support whatever you carry in your vehicle, but light enough that it doesn’t result in unnecessary fuel costs. Another way to save money when spec’ing is to choose your interior storage cabinets and shelving wisely to accommodate your heavy equipment. Many fleets use wood shelving since it is a cost-effective option however, wood is heavy and does not last as long as other materials. Fleet departments have been moving towards aluminum interiors as it lightweight and and is just as durable. It is important when spec’ing your truck that you do so in the most cost-efficient way to save money both in the present and in the future.

Each of these strategies will contribute to cutting major fleet costs helping to increase productivity and improve your company’s bottom line.

 

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

EZ STAK is a manufacturer of aluminum interiors and turnkey solutions for any vehicle in the utility, construction, oil & gas, and communication industries.  Whether you are looking for a full electrical installation, interior cabinets, or a custom storage solution, our design team will work with you to ensure your vehicle upfit is specific to your needs.

Call Calvin Lawrenson at 630-944-3300 x214 or send us an email to get started.

Why Start With EZ STAK’s Build Your Own Application For Upfitting Your Fleet

When upfitting your fleet, it is important that each component fits your vehicle seamlessly to avoid expensive manufacturing changes. That’s why EZ STAK’s Build Your Own application is the ideal tool when designing your interior workspace.

At EZ STAK, we are always looking for ways to make it easy for our to customers find the perfect layout for their van or trailer. We understand every fleet department has different equipment and layout requirements, so instead of selecting a standard package, they now have the option to design their own layout with the Build your Own Application.

Easy 3D Configuration

Using 3D technology, Build Your Own allows you to create a layout with a practical set up that suits your fleet needs. Start the process by choosing from 12’, 14’ or 20’ vehicle sizes. Whether you have a step van, a cargo van, or a trailer, this application can be used to design a layout for a variety of vehicle types. Since the layout is 3-Dimensional, it is extremely easy for you to visualize the final upfit.

Drag & Drop

To start designing your layout, drag and drop your choice of EZ STAK standard products into the driver and passenger sides. Create your ideal workspace using lockers, closets, drawers, shelving, chest units, and countertops. Choose from 4-5 sizes available for each product to ensure correct fitting. If you choose a cabinet size that doesn’t work with your layout, simply drag it into the trash can and instead choose a different size. The Build Your Own tool was designed to be easy enough for anyone to use. It only takes an average of three minutes to complete your layout.

Quick Quote & Easy Ordering

Once you are happy with your interior design, save it as a picture or PDF and share with your end-user for feedback. From there, you can click ‘Quick Quote’ and fill out the short form with your vehicle make, model and year. The EZ STAK team will send you a quote based on the cabinets selected which makes it exceptionally easy for budget approvals. Our design team will create an updated concept with your actual vehicle size and send it to you for your final approval.

Consider using EZ STAK’s Build Your Own application when planning for your next vehicle upfit. We guarantee it will speed up the design process, help you stay within budget, and let you create a storage system that will suit your needs. To start designing your walk-in interior today, visit www.ezstak.com

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

EZ STAK provides aluminum interiors and turnkey solutions for any vehicle in the utility, construction, oil & gas, and communication industries.  Whether you are looking for a full electrical installation, interior cabinets, or a custom storage solution, our design team will work with you to make sure your needs are being addressed down to every inch and dollar.

Call our customer care team at 630.944.3300 or send us an email to get started.

EZ STAK Offers a New Competitive Truck Box to the Market

EZ STAK, has launched their new Truck Box to the market. Two years in the making, it sets the bar even higher for what’s possible with pickup truck storage solutions. Not only does it increase payload, its tough aluminum design can sustain heavy weight, and it’s competitively priced in the market.

Coming in at just 200 pounds, the Truck Box can hold 750 pounds of whatever you can throw on it, and 450 pounds inside the drawer at full extension. That’s a lot of weight for such a light box, but one reason it’s possible is because it’s made of aluminum.

“There’s nothing out there that’s this light and this tough. A lot of departments are looking for storage solutions that can save fuel, carry a lot of heavy equipment and go easy on a truck. This box does all three.” says Calvin Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s business development manager.

Truck Box Features

Features of the Truck Box that will impress are the lock-in, lock-out drawer slides, which extend to 42 inches. So when your pickup is parked on a hill or slope, the drawer will lock in place.

“It’s a nice feature because if you are on a slant, you don’t have to hold the drawer,” says Lawrenson. “You can just grab your equipment and not have to worry about figuring out a way to keep the drawer in place at the same time.”

Other features include dual drawer slides to enhance lateral strength and stability; water-resistant design; a standard middle drawer divider with divider kits to keep equipment organized; and the drawer’s slam-shut capability. EZ STAK’s Truck Box also available in four different sizes: 13x48x48, 13x40x48, 13x30x48, and 13x20x48 (height X width X depth). The 13-inch height means that these have more capacity inside and the 48-inch wide option means that the box can fit nicely between the wheel well.

Lifetime Warranty

Plus, as with most newly purchased products from EZ STAK, the new Truck Box comes with a lifetime warranty. In other words, if you remain the original owner, the company will always fix or replace it if it ever become defective due to materials, workmanship or manufacturing.

The type of confidence that lifetime warranty shows has been a hallmark of EZ STAK since day one. Launched in 1998, the company has grown steadily over the years, and is now an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for work trucks, vans and trailers.

Why EZ STAK?

From its three locations in Watertown, New York, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Kingston, Ontario, EZ STAK prides itself on working one-on-one with its customers to develop configurable storage solutions that are tough enough to take daily abuse.

And as the new Truck Box clearly shows, the company is constantly innovating. Its design and engineering teams, for instance, use the latest SolidWorks 3D technology to create both standardized and customized storage systems. Company wide, EZ STAK embraces lean manufacturing and Six Sigma quality standards, resulting in added value for clients and a respectable workplace.

“This new Truck Box is just a prime example of what we do for our customers,” says Lawrenson. “We keep going back to the drawing board until we come up with a storage solution that will keep them organized, stand up to heavy use, save them money and make their lives a whole lot easier.”

 

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

EZ STAK provides aluminum interiors and turnkey solutions for any vehicle in the utility, construction, oil & gas, and communication industries.  Whether you are looking for a full electrical installation, interior cabinets, or a custom storage solution, our design team will work with you to make sure your needs are being addressed down to every inch and dollar.

Call Calvin Lawrenson at 630-944-3300 x214 or send us an email to get started.

Three Reasons to Come See Us At NTEA The Work Truck Show

The EZ STAK team will be exhibiting at The Work Truck Show hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), in Indianapolis, Indiana and we have 3 reasons for you to stop by and see us at BOOTH 5767.

Set for March 6-9, The Work Truck Show is the largest work truck event in North America. Every year, it’s where fleet professionals go to learn about the latest technologies, product innovations and network with thousands of industry professionals.

Reason #1:

Walk-through our turn-key trailer

EZ STAK’s turnkey mobile workspaces are designed to exactly how your team works in the field. So whatever your workstation needs are, our sales engineers will design to your specs. The trailer at the show will showcase our modular interior cabinets, an exterior generator cabinet, directional and scene lighting, and 110 outlet. Come learn how EZ STAK is your one stop shop. 

Reason #2:

New product launch of our Truck Box

EZ STAK will be introducing for the first time, our new drawer line designed for pickup trucks: The Truck Box. Designed with cost in mind, this drawer is guaranteed to fit within your budget. Made of North American Aluminum, 450lbs drawer capacity and 750lbs top capacity, this drawer is capable to handle all your tools and equipment. Stop by our booth to see it first!

Reason #3:

A drawer solution that’s guaranteed to fit

See for yourself why EZ STAK is an industry leader for service body drawers. Any size, and any compartment, EZ STAK will design and manufacture a drawer that is guaranteed to fit everytime. We offer drawers in aluminum or galvanized steel, and comes with heavy-duty ball-bearing drawer slides, to ensure our drawers are durable enough to organize all of your parts and tools.

Need more reasons to visit us at NTEA?

  1. Book a one-on-one consultation with Paul to discuss your next trailer upfit.
  2. Meet the EZ STAK team to talk about an upcoming storage need: Paul, Calvin, Ashlie and Jessie
  3. Get a FREE Pass to the tradeshow using the promo code WT203 when you register online.

 

Have a look at the FLOOR MAP to see where EZ STAK’s booth #5767 is located. 

 

The season of giving

As 2018 comes to an end, EZ STAK would like to take a moment to give thanks to you – our valued customers, team, and community. In spirit on the holidays and giving back, our family-based business passionately decided to support C.O.P.S. Foundation and Rideau Heights Public School this year.

It is our pleasure to be able to support these foundations and reminds us that we are grateful for the efforts these – and other organizations – provide throughout the year.

We wish everyone a healthy, prosperous and joyful new year!

 

About C.O.P.S.

c-o-p-sC.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri.  C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.

www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org

2018 Holiday Hours

Wishing you a Happy Holiday from the team at EZ STAK!

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year!

Kindly be advised that EZ STAK will be closed for the following days during the holiday season: 

 

 

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year! Kindly be advised that EZ STAK will be closed for the following days during the holiday season. December 21st closed at 1pm, December 24th closed, December 25th closed, December 31st closed, January 1 closed.

EZ STAK Introduces 3D Build Your Own Application

Clients can easily design their own vehicle interior with the new online utility

(Watertown, NY) – EZ STAK launched a 3D version of the Build Your Own online application earlier this week. The updated application makes it easy for customers to design an ideal interior for a walk-in van or trailer. Currently, customers can choose a vehicle size of 14’, 16’ or 20’, and can simply select from EZ STAK’s standard drawers, cabinets, closets, lockers, shelving, and counter tops, to drag and drop into the vehicle.

Customers have the ability to design the driver and passenger side and view the aisle room to ensure the right fit. Once the customer is done building their ideal layout, they have the option to save it as a pdf or submit for a quick quote.  

“We are always looking for ways to make it easy for our to customers find an ideal layout for their van or trailer,” says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s director of business development. “We understand every fleet department has different equipment and layout requirements, so instead of selecting a standard package, they now have the option to design their own layout.”

EZ STAK has created this interior layout module for anyone to use. Start designing your own walk-in interior today, visit https://ezstak.com/build-your-own-interior/

For more information, contact:

Ashlie Morton | Marketing Manager | 630.994.3300

 

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior and exterior storage systems for service utility work trucks, vans, and trailers. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries.

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EZ STAK Announces New Van Body Interior Package Offering

WATERTOWN, NY – July 16, 2018 – EZ STAK, an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle storage systems, is pleased to announce the release of four pre-configured van body interior packages to their product line.

EZ STAK has made these packages available through upfitter’s and OEM’s across the United States, making it easier for the end user to select an interior workspace and have it completely upfitted and ready to go at the point of sale. Eliminating the responsibility of designing and spec’ing their interior space.

With the demand for commercial vans, it has become apparent that there is a need for more standardized options for purchasers within the commercial vehicle market.

“We value how essential time is to our customers,” says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s director of business development. “We’ve paid attention to the designs most frequently requested by our customers and turned it in to four pre-configured layouts, which enables to get the finished vehicle to our customers even faster.”

EZ STAK’s pre-configured packages provide a multitude of benefits. All packages are made of 0.100 North American aluminum, which weighs 40% less than steel, so it will significantly reduce your fuel costs and increase payload. All layouts have been designed with the cost in mind, ensuring that one of these packages will fit within your budget. If one of the four pre-configured packages don’t suit your exact needs, you can build your own desired layout from a list of standard EZ STAK cabinets.

While the standard packages will provide a streamlined solution to the ordering process, EZ STAK will continue to work one-on-one to deliver any configurable solution to meet the unique needs of their customers.

If you are looking for a complete package for your van interior that is both affordable and durable, find the full details including sizing, pricing and how to order here: https://ezstak.com/van-body-interior-packages/ or download EZ STAK’s Van Body Packages Brochure.

For more information, contact: Calvin Lawrenson | 630-994-3300 x 214calvin.lawrenson@ezstak.com

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for service utility work trucks, vans, and trailers. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries.

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EZ STAK Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Facility in Watertown, NY

WATERTOWN, NY June 1, 2018 – EZ STAK, an industry leader and manufacturer of modular interior storage systems for work trucks, service bodies, vans, trailers, and law enforcement vehicles is pleased to announce the official opening of their new facility in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

EZ STAK’s new 14,660-square-foot space houses its US manufacturing operations, assembly of products, powder-coating, and upfitting turnkey trailers.  EZ STAK currently has eight employees in the new facility but plans to hire up to 30 as they continue to grow.  

“We are very excited to announce the opening of our second location in the United States” says Mike Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s president and CEO. “The decision to expand to Watertown, NY was a strategic move that enhances our ability to serve our customers, improve our logistics, and strengthen our growth as a leading manufacturer of vehicle storage systems.”

EZ STAK, headquartered in Kingston, ON Canada, now has two locations in the United States. A sales office in Schaumburg, Illinois, and now a facility in Watertown, New York.  “EZ STAK opened its first US based facility in Schaumburg, Illinois. says Mike Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s president and CEO. “This was a great starting position as it is a central location. However, moving the facility to Watertown is a great advantage for overseeing operations, management, and to deliver quality and value to our customers. Even though we moved the facility, the sales office in Schaumburg will remain open.”

EZ STAK is accepting applications for the Watertown facility. All applicants are invited to send their resume to jobs@ezstak.com.

EZ STAK LLC

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for service utility work trucks and vans. Its durable, secure and lightweight aluminum storage drawers, cabinets, hardware and shelving units create organized, efficient and secure mobile work environments. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries. Please visit www.ezstak.com to learn how EZ STAK can help with your next vehicle upfit.

 

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