One of the best, most exciting parts of starting a vehicle upfitting project for your fleet is the opportunity to customize your vehicles to meet the exact needs of your department. As one component of your upfit, consider how you can upgrade the storage and accessibility capabilities of each vehicle. Adding in cargo solutions that are convenient, customizable, and completely secure can help improve your team’s performance and overall effectiveness.
Customizable Cargo Solution Upfits for Every Vehicle
Off-the-rack SUVs, vans, trucks, and other vehicles are designed with civilian consumers in mind. While they may have convenience features like cupholders and individual climate controls, they don’t generally come with components that are necessary to law enforcement professionals, first responders, and other safety personnel. This makes it necessary to customize your fleet with features like weapons mounts, IT/communications equipment and mounting hardware, sirens, lights, and more.
Even though most vehicles are designed to carry cargo, the needs of your fleet likely go far beyond the ordinary consumer use. It makes sense to install customizable cargo solutions to store and organize protective gear, medical equipment, radio and communications equipment, and other specialized items so that your team can find and access them quickly and easily.
Rear cargo storage solution systems for SUVs can provide the extra storage your team needs without infringing on your passenger space or preventing you from accessing your spare tire. Easy-lift cargo decks can allow additional secure storage while ensuring easy spare tire access. These cargo solutions ensure that your gear and other cargo doesn’t shift dangerously during transit or rattle irritatingly while the vehicle is in motion.
Check out this video where I show you how to access the spare tire using one of these solutions:
Durability and Security Set Quality Products Apart
Your fleet vehicles likely take a beating on a daily basis, standing up to the rigors of near-constant high-stress operation by a variety of users. Rough terrain, high speeds, and intense use can strain ordinary consumer-grade storage solutions past the breaking point. If you’re upfitting your vehicles with cargo solutions, make sure they are made from professional grade materials. Lightweight, heavy duty aircraft-grade aluminum is a good choice for strength without added bulk; this is important because extra weight can reduce the efficiency of your vehicles, costing you money and slowing down your response times.
Another consideration that’s not usually as significant an issue for civilian vehicle operators is security. Cargo storage must be easy to access and install (making it economical and streamlined for your team) while preventing unauthorized access to your team’s equipment, weapons, gear, and communication devices. Installing an easy-lift, rugged, locking aluminum cargo deck in place of the factory-installed SUV deck can ensure that your radio equipment and spare tire stays safe and secure; pairing it with a locking rear cargo box storage system can make sure there’s room for everything without compromising security.
Ready to upfit with cargo solutions?
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Keltek’s professional vehicle upfitters can install a variety of custom-fit vehicle cargo solution systems to help outfit your professional fleet, including Setina’s Easy-Lift Cargo Deck and modular Rear Cargo Storage Solutions for firearms, electronics, and general cargo needs. Our installation professionals will help you find the right cargo and weapons storage solutions for your entire fleet at competitive prices.
Our team has more than 21 years of experience in upfitting thousands of product combinations, including our UpFitKits, which bring together everything you need to outfit your fleet efficiently and effectively. We hold Iowa state contracts (discounted, state-approved pricing) on various products and installation services, making our prices highly competitive while maintaining the highest quality of products and services.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation about your vehicle upfitting needs.