Truck Bodies en Parkhurst Manufacturing Bought by Long-Term Employees <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Long-term employees Sam Trelow and Toby Pierce, along with James Trelow, joined together to purchase Parkhurst Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of truck bodies founded in 1946 in Sedalia, MO.</p> <p>In its 71-year history, Parkhurst Mfg. has never been offered for sale prior to this deal.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have great respect for the Parkhurst family and a deep appreciation for its history and the legacy the family has established and nurtured over the past 71 years,&rdquo; says President/CEO Sam Trelow.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000 60481 at Reading Truck Group Finalizes Acquisition of Three PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reading Truck Group announced that it completed the acquisition of three upfitting facilities from PalFleet Truck Equipment Company effective March 9, pursuant to a previously executed purchase agreement. The three facilities acquired are Nashville, TN, Council Bluffs, IA, and Indianapolis, IN.</p> <p>With these additions, the number of Reading distribution and upfitting facilities has increased to 13 facilities in 11 states.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:04:00 +0000 60291 at Morgan Unveils NexGen Truck Bodies <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Morgan Corporation has launched its NexGen truck bodies for dry freight and refrigerated applications.</p> <p>Featuring advanced design and cutting-edge materials, Morgan NexGen bodies are 15-20% lighter than current industry truck bodies, yet carry 400 to 600 pounds of increased payload than similarly-sized bodies. Their sleek design and advanced materials result in better fuel economy, increased cargo capacity, and better resistance to the elements for a lower overall cost of ownership and a faster ROI.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +0000 60201 at The tangled web of cyber-crime <div class="field-deck"> Computer experts dive into the dangers that can befall businesses that are not being proactive about protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Hill and Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services (CFS) provided realistic advice for cyber protection as they discussed recent high-profile cyber-crime events</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +0000 60101 at CM Truck Beds Adds Service Bodies to Portfolio <div class="node-body article-body"><p>CM Truck Beds has introduced service bodies to their product portfolio.&nbsp; The new category will complement CM&rsquo;s lineup of flatbed, work truck, and dump bed designs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:47:00 +0000 60071 at Supreme’s Net Income Increases 47% in 2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: STS) announced that full-year 2016 net income increased 47.9% to a record of $19 million&mdash;up from net income of $12.9 million in 2015.</p> <p>Full-year 2016 net sales grew 7.4%, to $299.0 million, compared with $278.4 million in 2015. The increase reflects higher year-over-year sales volume of retail work trucks destined for commercial end users.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:38:00 +0000 59881 at Mickey Truck Bodies to Break Ground on New Plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mickey Truck Bodies is planning to break ground in March on a 20,000-square-foot liftgate installation facility on the 13-acre site the company purchased in 2015 from Pearson Furniture.</p> <p>The new facility, which is expected to be operational in July, will house a total of 15 bays for liftgate installations and chassis preparation. The company expects to hire approximately 25 additional employees to handle the workload. Liftgates are one of the most popular accessories on Mickey&rsquo;s truck bodies. Mickey is an authorized installer for all major liftgate brands.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:50:00 +0000 59811 at Utilimaster Seeks Withdrawal from USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit&mdash;which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand&mdash;has stopped development on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Program as a prime contractor in the functional prototype development project and has sought withdrawal from the USPS.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:22:00 +0000 59701 at Reading Truck Group Acquires Four PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href=";d=DwMBaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=QDbCL6uzZhma1DSLRuTzIHfjGMfnd6yZiGXvJMwN79I&amp;s=1F4UrVXvfcTgqJMESlBtaOmlPIIIhfQGDTvUdUUorOc&amp;e=">Reading Truck Group</a> has reached a purchase agreement with the PALFINGER Group for its service bodies line of business. Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff and assets at four PalFleet sites: Council Bluffs, IA, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:57:00 +0000 59561 at Morgan Celebrates 65th Anniversary <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Morgan Corporation is celebrating its 65<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year as North America&rsquo;s largest designer and producer of light- and medium-duty truck and van bodies.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:13:00 +0000 59471 at