Aluminum & Materials


Strong, Durable & Eco-Friendly

Reading was the first service body manufacturer to produce an aluminum service body more than 33 years ago and quickly made it a standard offering. Today we remain the premier manufacturer of aluminum truck bodies in North America. Our award-winning aluminum service bodies are made exclusively with recycled high-strength alloy aluminum that can be recycled again after being retired from service. Aluminum is naturally corrosion resistant and lighter than steel, substantially reducing fuel costs. Finished with our exclusive E-coat primer and powder coat finish, our aluminum service body is built with our Triple Protection process to withstand years of heavy use.

The result is a service body that is lighter on the road, lighter on your pocketbook and lighter on the planet.

Recycled aluminum offers the following benefits to your fleet and to the environment.

  • Increase fuel efficiency by 8-10 percent
  • Reduces body weight by approximately 50 percent
  • Resists corrosion
  • Decreases harshness, noise and vibration
  • Uses less energy to produce

In addition, Reading’s aluminum manufacturing process uses zero hazardous materials.

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