September 30, 2013: On the Scene: Reading Truck Body at 2013 ICUEE

Posted by Reading Body Marketing on 09/30/2013


Leading the industry with core product line expansions

Reading, PA (September 30, 2013) Reading Truck Body, LLC, the premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, announces a comprehensive expansion of three distinct product lines at the 2013 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE):

Classic Service Van (CSV) 75″, the aluminum enclosed service body will feature the higher floor-to-ceiling height for easy walk-in access. Available for both single-wheel and dual-wheel chassis.

Ready Van SL 75″, the galvannealed steel body will also feature the higher floor-to-ceiling height for easy walk-in access. This rugged line is available for both single-wheel and dual-wheel chassis.

SL98 LoPro and SL98 LoPro Spacemaker, the ergonomically designed products are built at a lower overall body height. It is available with the top-opening compartments for both steel and aluminum bodies to provide 15% more storage space.

The company offers numerous accessories for these newly launched body configurations. Highlights for all enclosed bodies include: above-cab wind fairings, visibility packages, translucent roofs, Latch-Matic® electronic locking systems and three-bar roof-mount ladder racks or Prime Design™ ErgoRack systems.

“We listen carefully to our customers and design our products to consistently meet their needs, first and foremost,” said Ken Spear, VP of Engineering for Reading Truck Body. “The company’s focus is to deliver consistent quality, value and customer satisfaction through our lean manufacturing techniques.Quality, on-time delivery, safety and performance are what our customers seek and have come to expect from Reading. That is always paramount when we plan for a new product launch or for a product line expansion. We’re excited with what we will be showcasing at ICUEE.”

Reading Truck Body will have its Cranemaster body in a standard configuration at ICUEE. Reading Equipment & Distribution will also be at the event, specifically showcasing vocational products that they upfit and sell direct. “Utility fleet managers have very specific demands when it comes to payload capacity, crane reach and operation, in addition to the usual durability, quality and service after the sale,” says Spear. “ICUEE gives us a great venue to interact with many of the leading utilities to better understand their needs for next-generation product development.”

Reading Truck Body, LLC is the premier manufacturer of vocational work truck bodies―creating the right solutions at the right time for its customers in order to make the strongest possible business impact. Since 1955, the company has worked hard to build, grow and expand into the thriving industry leader it is today. Moving forward, Reading will continue to set new standards with new products and configurations.

The Reading Group owns Reading Truck Body, which has a manufacturing plant in Reading, PA, along with five additional company-owned installation facilities operating as Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC. For more information on Reading Truck Body, visit