This year we have started really building specialty service bed trucks. Since the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 truck prices have gone up over 50% and finding fleet trucks already setup for what we need have become in short supply. So this year we have started building our own service/utility trucks. I will say that it has been a very rewarding experience. Our team in our shop have become masters at fabrication and welding. One of the toughest metals in the world to work with is aluminum and our welders have been able to work wonders using it to fix Ford trucks which are composed entirely of it now.
One of the most rewarding aspects is creating a service truck that becomes so sought after that we have calls, emails and texts from all over Texas and the surrounding states. We had a 2007 Ford F-350 Flatbed that was also a stake bed with a hydraulic dump feature that was our most popular truck for about 2 months until it sold to some great people here in Texas; but we received calls from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and as far away as Wyoming.
That is one of the most rewarding aspects of our business to pair the correct truck with the exact buyer that needs that truck. Right now I am trying to find several trucks for specific businesses that have asked for our help. It means the world to me that someone will trust us with finding what is the right vehicle for their business.