Knapheide Employees Provide Holiday Gifts for Veterans

Knapheide’s annual tradition of providing gifts for our local military veterans continued this holiday season with the return of the Knapheide Veterans Tree.  In 2021, with the help of our wonderful employees, Knapheide was able to collect and donate hundreds of gifts to residents of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.  “It was a…

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Crosstown Express + Knapheide: A Hole in One

“I am proud to say that Knapheide has helped us build the business to where it is today.” KJ Pringle has always been interested in moving parts and vehicles.  “Basically, anything with wheels or an engine/motor has always grabbed my attention,” Pringle says. “And with golf carts being extremely popular in the Charleston [South Carolina]…

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Classes in Session: Understanding Vehicle Classifications

The roads we travel daily are utilized by working vehicles of all shapes and sizes. From a crew cab work truck headed a few miles up the road to a new jobsite to an 18 wheeler traversing countless miles, each of these workhorses are grouped into their own specific, designated class. Eight classes of commercial…

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Leading the Charge: Is Electric the Future of Fleet?

The race is well underway as major automakers and startups work diligently to bring all-electric trucks to market. Though these companies are largely targeting the “daily driver” segment, it’s no secret that there remains great potential in commercial applications for hybrids and electric vehicles. While significant social buzz and pre-order numbers indicate that many casual…

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Knapheide Nostalgia: A Look Back at Our Website 20 Years Ago

Ah, the internet. It’s arguably one of the world’s greatest resources. It’s a great way to educate, share life updates, grow your business, become a viral sensation, and so much more. It’s also chock-full of history. Sometimes (like reviewing your Facebook posts from 2007) looking back on that history can be a bit, well, cringeworthy.…

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Winterizing Your Work Truck

  Winter weather can wreak havoc on work trucks if they are not properly prepared to handle the conditions. Sub-zero temperatures, substantial snowfall, and icy roads are normal operating environments for many throughout the winter months. Regardless of the weather, the work must go on. Use this checklist to help you prepare your work truck…

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Introducing the Next Generation of Platform Gooseneck Bodies

The Next Generation of Platform Gooseneck Bodies Has Arrived Knapheide has unveiled the new PGT series, a redesign of the popular PGN series that now incorporates B&W’s Turnoverball® Gooseneck Hitch. In an effort to continue best serving tradespeople throughout North America, Knapheide re-engineered the platform lineup with the following customer-focused improvements: Incorporated B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck…

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Uptime Underground: Franklin Township Sewerage Authority

“It is a good feeling when you pull onto a jobsite and a group of people have to come check out our service trucks.” Founded in 1956, the Franklin Township Sewerage Authority in Somerset County, New Jersey serves a population of over 65,000 residents across 46 square miles. “We service about 200 miles of sewer…

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Education is On a Roll in Oregon with Knapheide

GBSD Tomorrow Bus

“It was clear that what we needed and what Knapheide had to offer were a perfect fit.” – Carla Gay, Gresham-Barlow School District Serving a student population of more than 11,800 across grades K-12, Oregon’s Gresham-Barlow School District encompasses 18 schools across the area. Recently, the district brought to life an educational innovation known as…

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Family Tradition: Overlanding with Nate Kruse and Co.

Unlike conventional Knapheide users who utilize our truck beds and bodies on jobsites across America, Nate Kruse is flipping the script, using his Knapheide for the purpose of recreation. A few years ago, Kruse became interested in “overlanding,” a popular hobby involving on-road and off-road “adventure travel” utilizing four-wheel drive vehicles. “I was really getting…

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