Building Your New Custom Vacuum Truck for the New Year

- 9:42 am - January 10th, 2019

A couple of things to consider when designing your new custom vacuum truck for 2019 is long-term performance and reducing maintenance costs. While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free truck, there are decisions you can make in the design process that will help you reduce downtime of your fleet, and increase its lifespan. Let’s take a look at the vacuum tank material options available from TSVA:

Stainless Steel

The most expensive option, but the option that lasts the longest and is the most corrosive resistant. For these reasons, it’s an excellent choice for companies operating along the coast or in areas where a tank can be exposed to salty environments. Stainless steel also lends itself to a lighter vacuum truck, as the corrosive resistant walls are thinner, allowing it to haul more waste without exceeding gross vehicular weight.


This options lends itself to maximizing the amount of waste you can carry on your truck. Roughly ½ the weight of a stainless steel tank, aluminum tanks are ideal for those whose primary concern is weight. While it doesn’t boast the corrosion resistance of stainless-steel, it does provide a reasonable lifespan.

Mild Steel

The heaviest of metals to use, mild steel is also the most budget-friendly. The steel tank is typically constructed from ¼ inch thick steel in order to combat corrosion, is the most commonly used metal for vacuum tanks, and are easily repairable with an excellent lifespan.

Whether it is weight, capacity, or resilience, the Truck Service of Virginia will help you build the perfect vacuum truck for your workload in the new year! Give us a call or contact us through our website to get started.

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