Truck body manufacturer BrandFX provides innovative lightweight composite truck bodies, toppers and workpods to fleets supporting residential and commercial natural gas utility service. Types of truck bodies available to natural gas utility fleets include service trucks, service vans, mechanic’s trucks and welding trucks. Among the many lightweight advantages of composite truck bodies for gas utility fleets is their sustainability, along with their increased payload capacity. Additionally, composite truck bodies don’t need to be replaced very often – they maintain a crisp image, and are commonly remounted onto three or more chassis.
Mechanics truck – Mechanics trucks provide efficiency to natural gas utility fleets, providing a way to maintain service vehicles that encounter issues in the field
Service Van – Gas utility fleets often include service vans for specialized installation and maintenance, in both residential and commercial settings
Welding Truck – Welding trucks feature special modifications and carry separate tools than most service vehicles in a gas utility fleet. Heavier lockers, specialized tools and additional power make welding trucks unique in these fleet organizations
Truck bodies for gas industry fleets designed and built by BrandFX are more lightweight than traditional materials, including steel and aluminum. Fleet managers note that lighter vehicles consume less fuel, and this fact has a major impact on the bottom line. Significantly reduced fuel costs save fleets money. EPA guidance states that a weight reduction of 100 lbs reduces a vehicle’s fuel consumption by 2%. Across a fleet of hundreds or even thousands of gas industry work trucks, lightweighting makes a huge sustainability difference. As national and regional gas service trucks move toward lighter weight truck bodies, they will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to the tune of thousands of tons per year. This is a true sustainable advantage of BrandFX lightweight truck bodies.
Truck bodies built by BrandFX are lighter and last longer than traditional materials. This fact is important to service fleet organizations. When a gas service truck fleet works to make equipment lighter, it immediately experiences the twin advantages of fuel cost savings and increased payload. While fuel savings and improved payload are tremendous, they are only the beginning of the lightweight advantage.
Lightweight truck bodies extend the useful life of a chassis, which drives down the overall life cycle cost of the equipment. This is because the equipment simply lasts longer. The body, chassis and any additional mounted equipment experience the benefit of lightweighting. Incremental improvements in equipment weight can have a profound effect on the overall cost of operating a business. These savings add to the bottom line, whether they’re for a fleet of natural gas industry service trucks or for a single work truck owned by an independent utility service contractor.
Truck bodies are a highly visible way for a fleet organization to communicate and promote the best possible image. No matter the industry, a clean and professional look always leaves a positive impression. BrandFX truck bodies do not corrode, dent, rust or oxidize, and they do not fade or dent. Rounded corners and edges look clean, sleek and modern. As a result, they look as good on year ten as they do on day one.
Natural gas utility providers offer a range of services to their residential and business customers. Technicians have additional responsibilities beyond serving customers. They must also maintain and support existing infrastructure, while adjusting to daily changes and occasional emergencies. Tasks that natural gas utility fleets complete daily include gas service installation, gas service repair and restoration, welding, gas meter location, leakage testing, system pressure and duration testing, complying with and adhering to insulation standards, converting systems from oil to gas, and natural gas detection.
The United States currently has more than 270,000 miles of natural gas pipeline that provides consumers and businesses with direct access to natural gas. Across any natural gas pipeline, there is a re-pressuring station every 50-60 miles. Transmission and distribution of natural gas is enabled through main lines, which serve communities, and service lines, which service individual addresses. In case of emergencies, distribution mains are interconnected in multiple grid patterns with strategically located shut-off valves. These valves minimize the need for customer disruption to service during serious emergencies and regular maintenance operations. Natural gas providers use a sophisticated set of computer programs, dashboards, algorithms, artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning to evaluate network delivery capacity and to ensure that gas is delivered safely and consistently. Redundant systems work to enable the safest and most efficient delivery system possible.
Natural gas runs from the main into a home or business in what is commonly known as a service line. A natural gas utility is normally responsible for maintaining and operating the network of gas pipelines and facilities right up to where the residential gas meter is located. All equipment and gas supply lines that are beyond the point of the residential meter are the responsibility of the customer, whether they are a business or a residence.
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Designed for truck chassis with a dual rear wheel 60″ CA, the 60T comes standard with 6 compartments—two vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with an 84″ CA, the 84T is standard with 8 compartments—three vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 93″ CA, the 93T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 102″ CA, the 102T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 108″ CA, the 108T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 120″ CA, the 120T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for tandem-axle truck chassis, the BrandFX Tandem Series is available in any number of compartment configurations customized to meet your requirements.
Designed for short-bed truck chassis with a 40″ CA
Fit for popular model truck chassis with a 56″ CA
Built for truck chassis with a 56” CA, with low-profile design for better rear window visibility
Ideal for dual rear wheel truck chassis with a 56” CA
Fit for popular model truck chassis with 60” CA
Ideal for dual rear wheel truck chassis with a 60” CA
Built for truck chassis with a 60” CA
Ideal for dual rear wheel truck chassis with an 84” CA
Designed for dual rear wheel truck chassis with an 84” CA, with short-length side packs for better clearance space
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BrandFX Truck Toppers, featuring advanced, lightweight composite construction, are designed to fit all popular Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, and GMC pickup truck models and bed sizes.
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The Plus-Top WORKPoD is designed to offer greater storage and hauling, including exterior-side compartments for tools and cargo.
The Low-Profile WORKPoD delivers all the benefits of open storage capacity and exterior-accessible compartments in a convenient design.
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