A stepvan is a Fedex/UPS van characterized by the steps leading to the driver’s seat. They’re also sometimes called multi-stop trucks and walk-in delivery trucks. These are panel trucks or vans that let the drive either sit or stand while driving. In the past, they were initially used for milk or bakery deliveries.
We see them primarily used in the shipping industry these days, though they do have other uses, including in the food and beverage industries and the post office. These trucks are also useful for carrying inventory and equipment for electric and plumbing companies. They’re also ideal for carrying auto parts for repair companies. Sometimes law enforcement uses stepvans for mobile command centers or SWAT operations. Disaster response agencies, such as fire companies, also use these vehicles in their work. Schools and libraries might convert a walk-in truck to a bookmobile.
A stepvan is a versatile vehicle because it can be customized to fit a user’s unique specifications. Adding refrigerator and freezer compartments for food and beverage delivery is a common modification. Sometimes even modified kitchens that include ovens, stoves, deep fryers, storage, and ventilation systems can be installed.
Cherry pickers, booms, or lifts can even be added to stepvans. In addition, sirens and speakers can be mounted on the roof for rescue agencies. They can tow trailers for extra hauling capacity when needed. It’s even possible to convert these trucks into motor homes. A little ingenuity can make these vehicles even more versatile.
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