Prime Design, a Safe Fleet brand, has introduced cantilever fold-up shelving and modular sliding partitions to meet the rising demands of the final-mile parcel delivery segment. These new product lines represent Prime Design’s first solutions for promoting the safety and productivity of the vehicle’s interior. Both new product lines have been designed with the driver in mind – to promote driver safety while also offering the ability to improve productivity and get the job done faster.
The cantilever fold-up shelving is available for cargo vans and box trucks. Its durable design makes for simple, ergonomic operation that is safe and improves productivity and delivery speed. “The fold-up shelving concept reduces unsafe and inefficient storage practices by providing quick and easy storage flexibility within the delivery vehicle. An organized workspace is a safe workspace,” said Jon Busch, product manager for Prime Design.
Featuring strong yet lightweight aluminum construction, the shelving allows for increased payload and is built to last for the vehicle’s entire life cycle. Integrated heavy-duty stainless-steel hinges support each shelf and have been rigorously tested and achieved 4G dynamic load ratings to support up to 60 lbs. per linear ft. Its simplistic mechanical design is free of failure-prone components such as nitrogen gas struts or stranded aircraft cables, minimizing maintenance and maximizing uptime for the fleet. Each shelf features a dual position locking system that is effortless and ergonomic to operate. Rubber grommets throughout reduce noise, vibration, and harshness to reduce driver distraction and fatigue.
The modular sliding partitions are available in aluminum or steel for commercial cargo vans. “The sliding partition design allows quick, easy cargo access without sacrificing the benefits of a barrier between the driver and cargo space,” said Jon Busch, product manager for Prime Design.
Prime Design’s solution provides a solid and secure barrier between cab occupants and the cargo space. This barrier helps to prevent accidental loose cargo from reaching the driver during a hard brake or similar event and blocks any noise, vibration, and harshness from the cargo area that may distract or exhaust the driver. An integrated sliding door allows quick access to the cargo area and reduces steps in and out of the vehicle, eliminating any injury or muscle strain that could result and improving delivery speed. An integrated lockable door handle and dual position latching system is also included to secure cargo from accidental access or theft. Unique to this design is the elimination of any floor mounted track that can cause the sliding door to be difficult to operate when filled with debris and may present a trip hazard to the operator passing through.