Dry Freight Trucks
You’ll be in it for the long haul with our dry freight trucks, fully customizable and built to last.
Curtain Side Trucks
Our curtain side trucks give you easy access to your cargo, all while offering ultimate protection.
Moving & Storage
Maximize space and performance with our customizable moving and storage trucks.
Platform & Dump Trucks
Our platform and dump trucks are durable, versatile, and customizable for the job at hand.
Our stake trucks are built for easy loading, with customizable options that maximize efficiency.
Summit Bodyworks Truck & Van Bodies
Whether you need a dependable vehicle for your moving and storage company, a spacious dry freight van to transport goods cross-country, or an accessible curtain side vehicle, it’s important to have a manufacturer that you can rely on. At Summit Bodyworks, we’re proud of our commitment to putting our customer’s needs first, and our heartfelt passion for innovation keeps our designs fresh and cutting-edge.
Each vehicle we build is crafted from the chassis up by a team of qualified designers, engineers, and installation professionals. We work closely with each client to provide custom features and ready-made solutions to fit the needs of your business and industry, and our certified professionals work around the clock to ensure that each truck and van body is built to the highest possible standards.
Once your vehicle is complete, our in-house graphics department can finish the exterior of your vehicle with a logo or brand message. Because we function as the central location for all your automotive needs, we will finish your vehicle efficiently and to the exact specifications that you require. When you work with Summit Bodyworks, you gain access to our network of trusted manufacturers, as well as our multiple locations across the nation. We are always nearby to provide service for your vehicle and keep you on the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of truck and van bodies?
There are many different types of truck and van bodies, including curtain side bodies, dump bodies, temperature-controlled bodies, and dry vans. A curtain side truck is a truck body that has retractable sides. The setup of the truck is functionally similar to a flatbed body, but with the added protective benefit of having a roof and curtain side walls. These trucks are often used to transport goods that need to remain easily accessible.
A dump body is generally used to create durable, industrial-strength trucks that can be used for construction, garbage collection, forklifting, and other heavy-duty applications. Temperature-controlled bodies are used as refrigerated trucks or vans, and they are often used to transport perishable foods, medicines, plants, and even animals. A dry van is another commonly used body type; it’s a truck body that can be used to transport and protect products.
How do you know which body style is right for your needs?
There are multiple factors that you must take into consideration when searching for the right truck or van body style. It’s important to take stock of what body size you will need. Consider the length, width, and amount of cargo that you will need to transport. If you are planning to transport cartons of milk, for example, how many will you need to haul at a time? What body size will that require? You will also need to consider the route that your truck or van will drive and make sure that the size and style of your vehicle are appropriate. The vehicle will need to clear any overhead requirements along the route, and it should also be easy to maneuver along the roads.
What customizations can be made to van and truck bodies?
There are countless ways that van and truck bodies can be customized. They can be ordered in custom lengths, widths, or heights to fit particular size requirements. Interior floors can be ordered in a variety of styles and materials, such as aluminum, plywood, steel, and hardwood. The type of doors provides another opportunity for customization. Vans and trucks can be ordered with rear swinging doors, extra grab handles, side doors, cargo doors, sliding doors, and more.
The exterior of the vehicle can be customized with a graphic, logo, or advertisement. This is an excellent way to increase brand awareness, particularly on curtain side vehicles or large semi trucks. Trucks and vans can also be outfitted with interior and exterior lights, LED markers, hitches, exterior ramps, steps, custom-made bumpers, and a variety of liftgates.
What are common uses for custom truck/van bodies?
Custom trucks and vans are commonly used by a variety of industries. A custom-made dry freight truck, for example, is frequently used by real estate or moving companies, delivery companies, leasing agencies, and more. Refrigerated vans are often customized to keep raw, perishable food items separate from ready-to-eat food items, and they’re commonly used by restaurants, grocery stores, and food delivery companies.
Construction companies, moving companies, and delivery companies frequently use custom-made curtain side trucks. These vehicles can be specially created to certain dimensions to haul bulky or irregular cargo. Small business owners often use customized vehicles as food trucks and mobile offices.
What should you look for in a company customizing truck and van bodies?
When looking for a company to build a customized truck or van body, you should make sure that the company has partnerships with leading manufacturers. This will ensure that your vehicle will be completed on schedule, with no bumps or hiccups in the building process.
It’s vital that the company has a solid track record of completing other vehicles in an industry that’s similar to the one you’re in. Don’t be afraid to ask for references or examples of work from previous clients. Finally, look for a company that offers an extensive number of options. For example, a curtain side vehicle should be available in custom lengths and have multiple flooring options, single or dual sides, forklift mounting capabilities, safety features, and a variety of liftgate choices.
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