Best Van Accessories for Professionals

19 April 2022

A racking system equipped with the best van accessories for professionals helps you to avoid downtime. Consequently, jobs don’t have to be rescheduled or cancelled and you boost your earnings. Not to mention your reputation as a reliable professional. 

The most common complaint from customers is that tradesmen are unprofessional and unreliable. That can be for a number of reasons, of course, but a disorganised van is often the cause. Imagine this scenario:

  • You have a full schedule all week and leave yourself 30 minutes to get from one job to the next. That gives you plenty of time to finish all your jobs for that week and meet your maximum earning potential. 
  • On the way to your first job, a dog runs out in front of you and you slam on the brakes. There’s a horrific crash of metal against metal in the back of your van. What’s more, one of your most important tools is damaged and needs replacing.
  • You can’t do your jobs without your everyday tools. First of all, you have to buy a new tool. That’s half a day gone and you’re late for two jobs.
  • On your third job, you can’t find the screwdriver you need because it fell out of your tool box and rolled under some plastic wrapping you threw into the back of the van three weeks ago and haven’t got round to disposing of yet. Meanwhile, you lose another half an hour looking for your screwdriver. 
  • By the end of the day, you’ve only finished three jobs and still have another three contracts to fulfil. Only your customers can’t take another day off work so they cancel. 

In one day, you lose revenue from three customers and the cost of replacing a damaged tool. Your maximum earnings potential has been slashed by over £1000.That’s not a great start to the week.

Customised Van Racking For Professionals

Let’s take the same scenario as above. Only this time, your van is fully-equipped with van shelving ideas together with the best van accessories for your profession. When you brake to avoid hitting the dog, you hear a crash of metal against metal.

Only this time, all your tools are still in their dedicated space, intact and undamaged. You get to your first job on time with no tools to prepare or find in the rubble or mess in the back of your van. All your tools are easy to find.

Thanks to your van racking system, you fulfil all your contracts for that week and maximise your earnings potential. 

There are two types of van racking systems:

  • Modular systems that are less expensive but more limited. Whilst some modular systems can fulfil the needs of some professionals, they are not typically equipped with the best van accessories for all professionals. 
  • Customised systems that enable to build the best racking system for your needs. And with relevant accessories built-in, you have more options to store the tools you use on a daily basis in the most convenient locations. This means you can reach them easily without straining, and quickly. 

The best accessories for van racking systems save you time and hassle. They enable you to work faster and more efficiently. This makes you more reliable. An organised van also projects a professional image for your brand. Subsequently, your customers are more likely to refer you to their friends and work colleagues. 

Best Van Accessory Ideas

The best van accessories look different for every type of business that relies on a van. Whilst it’s impossible to list every kind of van accessory here, the list below should give you some ideas to ‘think out the box’ as it were.

For instance, consider which van accessories you will find most useful on a daily basis. Also consider ease of access, convenient storage and accessories that enable you to retrieve items without straining. 

Some of the best van accessories we recommend for professionals that can benefit from a van racking system are:

  • Adjustable shelving
  • Storage bins
  • Paper holders
  • Closed back door shelving
  • Tool drawers
  • Down ladder rack
  • Lockable storage solutions
  • Van lighting
  • Hooks
  • Roof deck catwalks
  • Parts cases

Our experienced team has multiple van racking ideas and can advise you about the best accessories for your business and personal needs. 

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