Charging ahead with Morgan Truck Body & EAVX
North America’s industry leader in commercial truck bodies, Morgan Truck Body (now in its 70th year) is leading a transformation in the market, as the industry transitions to electrification
According to Dan DesRochers, President and COO Morgan Truck Body: “We have doubled down on our commitment to electrification with the creation of a dedicated Innovation Lab within our Technical Center in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Additionally, we are further supported by EAVX, the newest business unit of our parent company JB Poindexter & Co., which is dedicated to envisioning and developing the most sophisticated solutions for a zero-emission future.”
Morgan Truck Body has been working toward electrification and alternative fuel solutions for decades, and the surging demand for electrification has been a catalyst for innovation. The company has been investing heavily in manufacturing capacity for mounting and integrating commercial truck bodies to electrified chassis.
As Corby Stover, Vice President, Engineering, Morgan Truck Body went on to explain, Morgan is collaborating with chassis OEMs to deliver zero-emission products that reduce the carbon footprint of commercial truck fleets. Highlighting its work in this area, the business introduced two concept truck bodies (a dry-freight cargo body and a refrigerated body) in March, during NTEA Work Truck Week. These concepts incorporate new technologies and innovative features in three key areas – Weight Reduction, Improved Aerodynamics and Enhanced Situational Awareness. “The EV concept bodies we showcased at Work Truck Week are the culmination of extensive collaboration with technology partners to achieve the most versatile and technologically advanced solutions for our customers,” added Corby.