Safety will always be a top priority for companies.  Regarding employees that drive cargo vans, some of the biggest concerns are securing loose cargo and protecting the driver from shifting loads in the back in the event of a sudden stop.  Partitions, secured bins, portable parts cases, locking drawers, storage cabinets, and rubber floor mats are a few solutions to help accomplish these safety goals.

When we dig a little deeper, we also think about the safety of our employees and other drivers when vehicles are parked on the side of the road.  Safety lights are another excellent example of improving the vehicle’s visibility when pulled over.

Getting in and out of the van is another touchpoint in keeping employees safe from harm and less fatigued.  The simple addition of assist steps and grab handles helps drivers get in and out of the vehicle easier with less risk of injury to themselves.  The assistance of grab handles helps reduce fatigue when getting in and out of the van frequently.

Fire extinguishers, warning triangles, and flares are other key safety components.  We can never be too safe when it comes to driver safety, and it should always remain a priority; we can help with solutions to keep your drivers safe.

Contact Us today to learn more about helping keep your drivers safe.  We have staff available at any of our 7-location showrooms.

As automotive manufacturers stop producing small compact cargo vans, customers need help finding a solution for their business. Automotive News said, “Ram will stop importing the Promaster City van,” and recently reported that Ford will drop the Transit Connect from the U.S. lineup. There are options if you are a customer transitioning out of a small compact van, trying to achieve fuel efficiency, and want to keep your tools and supplies secure. A midsize pickup truck is a suitable solution.

This Ford Ranger with an optional cargo glide for easy access to things you need and a topper to provide security and protection from the weather elements demonstrates the possibilities! This same solution can be modified for any vocation in various midsize pickup truck platforms, such as the Ford Maverick, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, or the Nissan Frontier.

Contact Us Today if you would like to learn more about midsize pickup solutions or if you would like to see our demo truck.

Customers that once purchased compact cargo vans for their fuel efficiencies, could now consider pivoting to mid-size pickups.  Is this an option for your company?

Adrian Steel showcased an upfit solution at NTEA that would create remarkable efficiencies for any vocation considering the transition to mid-size pickups.

Contact Us Today if you would like to learn more about mid-size pickup solutions.


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As we continue to navigate the limited availability of vans, more contractors are considering pickup trucks as an option for their work vehicles.  There are a wide range of products available to transform your vehicle, such as a cargo glide to pull your equipment out easily, no more climbing in a van.  The cargo glide can be equipped with shelving, bins, parts case holders, hooks and more. We have a wide range of toppers available to keep your cargo secure, safe and unexposed to weather conditions.

We are happy to help you assess if the transition from a van to a truck makes sense for your business.

Contact Us Today, we are happy to bring our demo truck to you to explore the possibilities.


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If you are unsure what type of upfit you need in your van, pickup truck, box truck, or trailer, come in and see us at any of our 7-locations.

In an Advanced Work Vans showroom, you will experience our design center featuring hands-on product displays like partitions, shelving, ladder racks, and an assortment of accessories to customize your work van or truck.  We will use our 3D design platform to show you exactly how the vehicle will look once your custom solution is installed.

With top-rated Adrian Steel products customized for your work vehicle, you can stay organized and quickly find everything you need.  Contact Us Today to schedule a complimentary consultation at our showroom or your place of business.

If you are looking for a quick and easy solution to improve the organization of day-to-day parts used on your jobs, look no further than the Adrian Steel Portable Parts Cases.  These cases are easy to grab and go, saving you time on the job by reducing trips to and from the job site.  Not only are they portable, but they are also durable, with an impact-resistant lid that protects the items inside the case.

Dividers inside the case allow you to organize the small parts you store.  You will quickly see how easy it is to find items and know when inventory levels are getting low before you run out.

Storage cabinets for the portable parts cases allow easy access to the specific case you need, creating a storage solution to maximize your cargo space.

Contact Us today to learn more about Adrian Steel Portable Parts Cases and how they can help you improve organization in your vehicle.  We have staff available at any of our 7-location showrooms.

We are excited to announce a launch of over 20 new products for work vans, trucks, and beyond! Among these launches are additions to our popular lines of equipment, and brand-new solutions for transporting all types of cargo! Here is a highlight of some of our most exciting new launches:

Expanded Profile™ Roof Rack Series:

ProLift™ – The ProLift™ is up to 50% easier to operate than comparable drop-down style ladder racks. This makes it the safest and easiest drop-down ladder rack system on the market. Using unique patent-pending, mechanical advantages, and Lift-Assist Technology, ProLift™ raises and lowers ladders with an almost effortless pull, saving you time and energy while reducing back and shoulder injuries. The low-force operation is extremely smooth, reducing operator fatigue and injury so you can perform the job efficiently, effortlessly, and safely. ProLift™ supports a variety of ladders ranging from 7’ step ladders to 40’ extension ladders. ProLift™ can also double stack ladders at up to 100lbs. per side. The rack is low-profile, lightweight, and built to last.

Grip-Lock – Grip-Lock’s simple, one-handle operation and adjustable clamping pads provide safe and easy operation with the flexibility to accommodate more ladders than any comparable competitor rack.

HD Utility Rack – This rack is modular in design allowing you to build a custom rack to support the variety of cargo you need to carry. Now available for vans, pickup trucks, toppers, enclosed service bodies, and trailers.

The Profile™ HD truck bed rack features an aerodynamic design and can hold up to 1,000 lbs. with its wide foot base and durable aluminum construction. The streamlined, minimalistic design features aerodynamic edges to keep resistance and whistling to a minimum, even at highway speeds. Carry lumber, ladders, building materials, canoes, kayaks, and more! Includes industrial-grade wear strips for loading and unloading without wearing or scratching your equipment. The Profile™ HD Rack is made in multiple sizes to allow for the best fit for your truck. A premium, durable powder coat finish adds style as well as protection against scratches and corrosion.

EZLoad™ Tank Rack System:

The EZLoad™ Tank Rack System, is designed to improve accessibility and storage functionality for anyone transporting tank cargo. The EZLoad™ system is designed to be installed at a 45° angle to give you the most ergonomic, grab-n-go access to your tanks. The EZLoad™ racks’ modular patent-pending design allows you to build a perfect configuration of 30 – 50 lb. tanks and/or acetylene tank options. Stack, mix-and-match, or add shelves to find the best configuration for you.

16” Deep Shelving:

We took our Heavy-Duty Series of shelving to the next level by expanding the shelf depth without sacrificing aisle space. You can safely and securely store wire and cable boxes, commercial storage cases, and more. We have also eliminated wasted space around the wheel well with an 8” shelf option keeping loose pipes and fittings from rolling around the van floor. Our revolutionary under-the-shelf conduit prevents slips, trips, and falls by securely storing your conduit under the shelves!

Wheelwell Pipe Tray – Never again dig in frustration for shorter lengths of pipe! Experience the all-new Adrian Steel Pipe & Tube Quick Tray as a go-to solution for safely and securely transporting up to 52″ copper pipe, conduit tubes, or other long and thin items conveniently inside your work van. This custom solution prevents items from being thrown loosely into a cargo area full of heavy/dirty tools of the trade. Instead, users can prevent items such as their copper pipes and plastic conduit from any unnecessary damage or destruction with their own safe and clean space that is easily accessible. The Quick Tray installs next to the wheel well and has a unique tapered shape to keep tubes tight/secure.

Undershelf 10’ Conduit Tray – Safely carry all your full-length pipe and tubes inside your van with Adrian Steel’s Under Shelf Pipe & Tube Carrier. Extremely easy access and more convenient than reaching overhead to a top carrier. This Under Shelf Carrier is a full-length, dedicated box compartment that utilizes the space next to the wheel well and will keep your pipes and tubes clean, dry, and away from any unnecessary damage or destruction from the daily grind of the cargo area.

Additional Van Organizers for Grab-And-Go Storage of Caulk, Gas Cylinders, And More.

Open Storage Box Tray – Versatile storage box trays are ideal for storing multiple items in full view for quick, easy access. These boxes come with 2 dividers, which are adjustable on 1″ centers and the open top allows storing tall and larger items. These units mount on rear door panels, partitions, or shelf end panels of your van, eliminating the need to enter the vehicle. High-quality all-steel construction trays are made of durable heavy-duty, non-corrosive metal for long-lasting dependability. Mounts to any flat surface.

Gas Cylinder & Spray Bottle Holder – These dual-purpose caddy trays hold up to four 14oz/400g gas cylinders, as well as two spray bottles up to 3” in diameter. This is the perfect solution for keeping your gas canisters organized. A convenient front storage tray is designed to slightly tilt all cylinders and bottles at a slight forward angle, making it much easier to use than traditional straight upright designs. Available in either 14″ or 24″ width. Trays have a durable gray powder coat finish and come complete with all mounting hardware. Mounts to almost any flat surface. Unit dimensions are 14″W or 24″W x 7″D x 9 1/4″H.

Caulk Tube Holder – You’ll know exactly where your caulk tubes are in your van with our new Caulk Tube Trays. Stores up to eight caulk tubes in 2 5/8″ holes. The unique tilted hole design places caulk tubes on an outward angle making it hassle-free to grab the tubes when it’s time to work. Easily mounts to just about any flat vertical surface in your van, including door panels and the end of a shelving unit to provide access without having to enter the van. Trays have a durable gray powder coat finish and come complete with all mounting hardware.

Instant Work Table – Fold down when you need it, fold up when you don’t. This versatile wall or panel-mounted workstation easily folds up and out of the way when not in use. It can function as a quick project station on your van door, partition, or as a folding table in your garage or shop. It has an all-steel body, and the work surface is constructed with a solid composite wood top. Its slim profile is only 4″ deep when stowed away, and the work surface is 18″ x 30″ when folded down. With just a pull downward, the gas struts will lower with a smooth, soft action to provide your instant work surface. Enjoy getting more done. Fastening hardware is included. No assembly is required. Powder-coated steel frame with 1″ thick composite fiberboard work surface supports up to 100 lbs. 2 gas struts provide smooth operation and safely hold the work surface in the folded position.

Professional’s Folding Vice – Save the frustration and always have this extra ‘vice’ pair of hands in your mobile workshop! The new folding vice is the professional’s solution for a rock-solid vice without taking up valuable space in the vehicle’s cargo area. Ergonomic design with twin gas struts, the vice folds down smoothly and is ready to work when needed. This Professional’s Folding Vice is constructed with 3/16″ wall structural formed steel and remains extremely robust and sturdy in folded-out position. The 20″ arm provides great working clearance and when the vice is not being used, it is safely held in the upright position, taking up very little space. The base is dually mounted onto both the floor and wall. Includes high-quality, swivel base Snap-On® Model 904-AS, with 4″ x 4″ jaw opening and 2.25″ throat depth for trusted functionality. The Professional’s Folding Vice is built to last and is a tool you’ll never want to leave behind in the future!

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Electric vehicle offerings

All-new, patent-pending, Zero-Drill Floor plates will allow shelves to be mounted into the vehicle without drilling into the floor. We also modified our installation approach for partitions to avoid drilling into the floor. Adrian Steel has both the knowledge and solutions to help customers get the most out of their electric vehicles.

To learn more about these products, or to plan an upfit including these new cargo solutions, contact Advanced Work Vans today!

​Upgrade your van’s locking system with a Slick Lock!

​No-drill slick locks mount directly to existing factory holes in your work van. The simple but very effective device better secures your van and protects your essential equipment, tool, and supplies.

Slick Locks are one of the premier commercial vehicle locking systems on the market today.  They are family owned and operated in the USA, and their manufacturing also takes place in the USA.

Contact Us today to learn more about how you can quickly protect your investment with Slick Locks.  We have staff available at any of our 7-location showrooms.


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Advanced Work Vans is excited to share more details on the PROFILE™ Series Roof Rack System.  This system is built on a single, low-profile base with OEM-specific mounting feet, slide channels for easy accessory and add-on installation, and crossbars.  The clean, simplistic, all-aluminum construction, stainless steel hardware, and durable powder-coat finish are built to withstand heavy use and ensure years of dependability.  This Utility Rack is the rock-solid foundation for the all-new Profile™ Series of roof rack product offerings from Adrian Steel.

They can adapt to almost any vehicle (trucks, vans, trailers, toppers, others), and the unique modular design can be easily upgraded for specific utility use.

Contact Us today to learn more about the all-new Adrian Steel PROFILE™ Series Roof Rack System.  We have staff available at any of our 7-location showrooms.


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Advanced Work Vans has solutions to help keep your jobs running efficiently.  With the all-new Adrian Steel Battery Charging Station, you can mount your cordless charger conveniently inside your mobile workspace.  Skip digging for batteries and chargers with tangled wires and start each day with your batteries charged and stored in the ideal location.


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