Transform Your Pickup Truck with Western Truck Body Mfg.

There’s no doubt that most will view the recent downturn in the oil patch as a crisis. A few will realize an opportunity and seize it. According to the Spring 2014 Issue of Service Truck Magazine, “jobs for heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians are expected to grow by nine percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,” (p.5).

If you have ever considered transforming your pickup truck into a mobile business today might be the right time. According to Work Truck Magazine, fuel economy savings is realized with 1/2-ton pickup configurations; if you look strictly at cubic feet or inches when comparing cargo capacity, the van wins big over the comparable-size pickup bed capsule but there’s a significant difference between cargo capacity and actual usable space – inserts offers you a much more efficient and scalable system to manage cargo; and then there’s the enhanced ergonomics. A large percentage of those claims related to three key elements:

  1. Slips and falls out of trucks.
  2. Bending and lifting inside confined compartments, such as in a van.
  3. Reaching and managing the ladder on top of a van roof.

And there exists a number of examples of individuals who have made the transition.

According to Alberta Oil Magazine, Quinn Holtby used his oil patch experience to build a waste management and environmental protection service company.

James Horvath, president and chief executive officer of Lonestar West Inc., has a fleet of 33 hydro-vac trucks. Horvath’s company trains independent operators to run the trucks with more than two-thirds of them are owned by lease operators. The Sylvan Lake, Alberta-based company take a more delicate approach to excavating by washing over buried electrical, water and sewer lines, reducing the chances of a dig fouling underground infrastructure and existing pipelines at project sites. The Sylvan Lake, Alberta-based company’s skilled excavating techniques are increasingly in high demand. Horvath’s business has benefited as pipeline builders scramble to bury steel along fresh corridors from new basins. First-quarter revenues climbed 45 per cent in 2012 to $5.8 million, up from $4 million for the year-prior period.

Western Truck Body Mfg. was founded in 1958 to fill the need for service bodies, cabs and service units for the utility industry and the oil patch with a focus on providing a quality product based on true custom design, attention to detail, and personal customer service. Today our 75 technicians provide services ranging from custom design and manufacturing through electrical, hydraulic, painting and installation of custom accessories.

At Western Truck Body Manufacturing we will ship anywhere in North America. Installing, toolboxes and accessories, and workshop capsules is what we do best – we’re here to help. Call today at 780-466-8065 and find out how.