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. Aluminum products are immersed for a full wash and prepped with a zinc phosphate bath to provide a quality surface for improved powder coat finish adhesion that is ready 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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