Reading Truck Body Unveils Next-Generation Service Body at the 2020 Work Truck Show

Joe Hughes, President of National Ford Truck Club meets with James H. Muiter, Program Manager, Reading at the 2020 Work Truck Show. Reading unveiled two new products.

Leading truck equipment manufacturer delivers two new innovations

READING, PA. (March 2, 2020) – Reading Truck Body, a premier truck equipment manufacturer, kicked off the 2020 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. with the unveiling of its newly redesigned Aluminum Classic II service body and a brand new Master Mechanic crane body. Both the Aluminum Classic II and Master Mechanic MM120 and MM220 are built to meet the rugged day-to-day demands customers and fleets experience.

“We understand our customers’ work extends far beyond paved roads and tidy job sites. Their work is gritty and rugged, therefore our truck bodies need to be able to stand up in the harshest conditions,” said Alan Farash, President, Reading Truck Group. “We’re very excited to showcase these new innovations at The Work Truck Show,” said Farash.

The revamped Aluminum Classic II features a fully redesigned understructure which is rated for up to 19,500 lbs GVWR, more than any other aluminum service body Reading has ever offered. The new body also includes several new industry-leading features and options, like 50” raised compartments, CABLOC by Masterack lock-open, lock-close drawers, as well as key fob integration with the OEM chassis.

Not to be overshadowed is the brand new Master Mechanic crane body which is also on display at this year’s show. From the oil field to the construction site, the light-weight MM120 and MM220 crane body equips class 4–5 chassis with up to 4,000 lbs of lifting power.

“Our new Master Mechanic crane body is one of the most nimble and versatile you’ll find,” said Farash. “These next-generation bodies are our way of reminding customers and the industry that Reading has the grit it takes to deliver the best work truck bodies on the market today.”

Attendees can experience all the truck bodies on display in Reading’s booth #5149 or visit for more information.



Established in 1955, Reading Truck Group is an award-winning and innovative manufacturer of truck bodies and equipment. The Reading Truck Group consists of Reading Truck Body, the manufacturing arm of the business, and Reading Truck Equipment, the company-owned distribution, and installation business. For 65 years, Reading has grown into one of the leading and largest truck equipment manufacturers in the United States. Based in Reading, PA, all products are proudly made in the United States using premium materials and advanced manufacturing techniques that ensure longevity and durability in the harshest of job sites. Find out more at

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