Why Step Vans are Great for Food trucks

Food trucks are everywhere! Every food truck has something unique about it that catches their customers’ attention, but one thing they all have in common is the platform they are built on—Step Vans. Although step vans are the base for all food trucks, not every food truck has a quality step van to run their business in. We understand deciding the equipment and wrap on the food truck is the exciting part but getting a great step van to build out on could arguably be the most important part of the process. We are stepping van experts, so take these tips and check out our step vans (New & Used) to build out your food truck, or your customer’s food truck, on!

What’s so great about a step van, anyway? Step vans are ideal trucks to be used as food trucks because they are easily customizable. They have high ceilings with wide walls that make for adequate workspace. These trucks sit low to the ground which is the perfect height for a serving window, and they have ample space on the outside for advertising your business. With the cab of the truck attached it makes transportation simple and removes the hassle of a trailer. This also allows the food truck to be mobile enough to move often or stay in one place for events such as festivals.

Our step vans range from 14 to 24 feet long, but we can also source bigger in that is what you need! Finding the right length for your food truck depends on the amount of equipment needed to operate and what your goals are for the truck. Another factor to consider is how much open space is desired to move around while working and how many people you will need on staff at one time. Step vans are great for food trucks because they are compact but offer a variety of ways for a kitchen to be set up to allow you to optimize your mobile kitchen. The overall style of these trucks leaves things open to be specified to the customer’s needs.

There are tons of places to look to buy your step van for a food truck, but it is important to consider the quality of the step van. Building a food truck is expensive, so why would you consider investing that amount of money into a platform that could potentially cost you more money or even end your business? Looking at cheaper options may seem like it will save you money, but in the long run, it will cost you more money in repairs, maintenance, and downtime.


Ready to buy the step van you need and upfit it into a specialty unit? Contact us today and check out our inventory!

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