Ship-Thru Program

Reading is happy to offer ship-thru options with chassis manufacturers Ford, GM and RAM to provide delivery options faster and at lower costs to our customers. Trucks ordered with chassis from our OEM chassis pool can use ship-thru delivery. Reading facilities designated as ship-thru upfitters mount the specific Reading truck body onto the bare chassis and, once finished, return the completed truck to the chassis manufacturer and ship it via their transportation network, frequently by rail.

To provide ship-thru savings and convenience, Reading operates assembly plants in key locations near many of the major chassis manufacturers. Ship-thru is critical to Reading’s ability to offer fast delivery times while controlling costs. It’s also a leaner, more environmentally friendly way to get our truck bodies out to customers throughout North America.


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