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The Reading Truck Body Classic II

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Why Choose Reading?

Your truck is your business. It’s your office, your warehouse and your shop all rolled into one. Your expectation is that it should work just as hard as you do. And it should last as long as you need.

That’s why Reading Truck Body has been the pioneering industry leader for 60 years. Our truck bodies are built to withstand the tough challenges and demanding conditions you face on the job every day and offer the features you need to stay on the job no matter what complications arise.


RECOGNIZED AND RESPECTED

Reading Truck Body is recognized and respected across North America as the quality and innovation leader in truck body manufacturing. We have maintained NTEA MVP status and earned numerous industry awards over our 60 years in the business.

Why Choose Reading Truck Body

EXPANSIVE DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

Our North American network of more than 120 truck equipment distributors as well as our six company-owned distribution centers mean you get expert personal service from the spec process all the way through to delivery.

Reading Truck Body Distributor Network

Reading Truck Body Made in the USA

PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA

Reading’s entire product line is proudly 100 percent made in the USA by our team of expert craftsmen.

Reading Truck Body Limited Warranty

BEST WARRANTIES IN THE BUSINESS

Being the best means standing behind what we sell. Reading offers the best warranties in the industry to protect your investment.

INNOVATION THROUGH ENGINEERING

For 60 years, Reading’s design and engineering teams have been continually refining our products and processes, resulting in industry-leading innovations and exclusive features that make every Reading product a standout in the field.

QUICK, DEPENDABLE LEAD TIMES

We understand that when you need a new truck, you usually need it fast. Our advanced manufacturing processes and longstanding relationships with key manufacturers and distributors allow Reading to consistently deliver quality work trucks to keep your business moving.

OEM SHIP-THRU

Our OEM ship-thru capabilities allow Reading Truck Body to offer quick and cost-effective delivery.

OEM CHASSIS POOL

Our OEM chassis pool for Ford, GM and RAM means you can get a job-spec’d chassis upfitted with the Reading truck body of your choice fast—and save on delivery costs, too.

Corrosion-Resistant Products

Reading combines our superior A60 galvannealed steel with an acrylic E-Coat primer and a durable powder coat finish for the most hard-wearing, corrosion-resistant finish available. Heavy-duty aluminum products are washed and immersed in a zinc phosphate bath to prep for superior finish coat adhesion.


Step 1: Quality Metals

We build our steel bodies only with heavy-duty A60 coating-weight steel. The steel is galvannealed, a process that creates a molecular bond with the zinc, as opposed to galvanizing, which involves dipping the steel in hot zinc. Our aluminum service bodies are built exclusively with recycled high-strength alloy aluminum, which provides inherent corrosion resistance. The result in both cases is a more durable truck body that resists rust and corrosion.

Step 2: Phosphate Bath & Acrylic E-Coat Priming

All bare metal bodies are washed and immersed in a zinc phosphate pre-treat process to provide remarkable adhesion of paint coatings. Aluminum bodies move directly to the finish coat. Steel bodies continue on, immersed in electrically-charged acrylic primer tanks. The primer fuses to the metal, guaranteeing all surfaces are uniformly coated and ready for finishing.

Step 3: Powder Coat Finish

A fine polyester powder is sprayed inside and out of the body using static electricity. Powder coating ensures a smooth, even application, even in corners and around bends and folds. The body is then oven-baked for a hard, chip-resistant finish.

Corrosion-Resistant Products

Reading combines our superior A60 galvannealed steel with an acrylic E-Coat primer and a durable powder coat finish for the most hard-wearing, corrosion-resistant finish available. Heavy-duty aluminum products are washed and immersed in a zinc phosphate bath to prep for superior finish coat adhesion.

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CONTACT NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

We have a dedicated team of national account managers who specialize in understanding the needs of larger fleets.