A fresh line of accessories designed specifically for the newest commercial van to hit the enterprise fleet scene – the Nissan NV – debuted recently at the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show in Indiana.
The sheer volume of organizational accessories from Weather Guard created for the Nissan van might make it a easy to go overboard, turning what could be an organized van into a cavern cluttered with more storage than things that need stored. But we think a few carefully selected additions could make for a tidier storage space that will hopefully result in a more efficient service calls.
Here are a few of our picks:
EZ Glide System ladder rack – Allows service techs to load and unload ladders on and from roof racks with the help of a safe, user-friendly drive arm and is particularly helpful on Nissan’s high roof models, which stand over 9 feet tall. A hydraulic cylinder prevents shoulder strain, reduces wear and tear to equipment and snaps into place so that holes don’t have to be drilled into the roof. They go for about $1,100.
Jumbo shelving units – At 59 1/2 inches, this shelving unit is the tallest in the industry and gives the tech an entire wall of storage capacity. Like the roof rack, these heavy duty shelves attach with pre-inserted nuts so drilling and time-consuming installations aren’t necessary. Shelving starts at about $400.
Pack Rat drawer unit – Going for $1,500, this unit might be a bit of a splurge, which is why we put it at the bottom of our list, but can be a huge space saver. With the ability to be mounted inside the rear or side of the vehicle, the unit gives techs easy access to large tools while freeing up floor space.
Many of the accessories are available for both standard- and high-roof models. With several dozen new accessories to choose from, Nissan NV fleet managers have their pick of storage tools that will help them turn the standard commercial van into ultimate service vehicle.