Reading Truck Body and OEM Systems, Announce Partnership
Posted on Oct 17, 2014
A one-stop solution for fleets needing work trucks with compressed natural gas (CNG) systems
Reading, PA and Okarche, OK (October 17, 2014)―Reading Truck Body, LLC, premier manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, and OEM Truck Equipment, LLC, leader in compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that offers customers the best one-stop solution in CNG systems for service trucks and fleets.
“With OEM Truck Equipment’ expansive knowledge and experience with CNG conversions, Reading will deepen its portfolio and broaden its ability to deliver a best-in-class solution for our customers,” said Craig Bonham, Vice President of Sales for Reading Truck Body. “An added benefit is that OEM Truck Equipment is an authorized Reading Truck distributor, so they are very familiar with Reading’s complete offering of steel and aluminum truck bodies.”
Curtis Stephenson, Director of Sales for OEM Truck Equipment, adds, “The infrastructure for CNG service stations continues to grow across the country with companies either investing in private stations or working collaboratively in order to share the cost. Continued growth in our industry drives demand and makes this the ideal time to partner with Reading. With their nationwide distributor network and national accounts team, it’s a natural fit.”
CNG upfits will take place at Reading’s Louisville, Kentucky facility which provides ship-thru capabilities. The centralized geographic location is conveniently located adjacent to the Ford Motor Company and its Kentucky truck assembly plant. This creates additional efficiencies both in time and cost savings for the small to large businesses and fleets nationwide.
Since 2007, OEM Truck Equipment has completed close to 4,000 CNG conversions, and is a certified Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for Ford, making them a well-known and respected leader in clean fuel technology.
The EPA and/or CARB certified bi-fuel or dedicated CNG systems can be ordered through a franchise commercial truck dealer utilizing any authorized Reading distributor.
About OEM Truck Equipment, LLC
OEM Truck Equipment, LLC is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1985. Centrally located in Okarche, Oklahoma, OEM Truck Equipment supports clients nationwide as the premier upfitter of Dodge, Ford and GM vehicles. The company was founded with three virtues in mind—value, quality and integrity. Dedication to delivering on these virtues has played a large role in building OEM Truck Equipment to the successful business it is today.
OEM Truck Equipment supports both fleets and individuals with truck equipment procurement and delivery solutions all in one easy stop. For more information, visit www.oemtruckequipment.com.
About Reading Truck Body:
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 Truck Body will continue to set new standards with new products and configurations.
The Reading Group, LLC 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, visit www.ReadingBody.com.