Cross-country Camping with a Knapheide Cabover

Pres and Janice Meyers have covered countless miles as dedicated campers and outdoor enthusiasts over the years. Many of those miles were spent accompanied by a Knapheide Service Body that served as the foundation for their Alaskan 10-foot cabover camper. Janice informs us that Pres grew up loving to backpack and subsequently introduced her to…

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Bridging the Generational Consumer Divide

Amid a generational shift across multiple industries, companies are rethinking their strategy as it pertains to marketing their products and services to the next generation of decision makers. As older millennials and Generation Z begin to take the reins and assume positions of prominence, how can they maintain relationships with long-term customers while also marketing…

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Weiss: Vehicle Certification Basics You Should Know

In the work truck industry, our primary tasks involve putting equipment in and on vehicles so that our customers can do their jobs safely and efficiently. So much discussion happens internally and externally during this process surrounding certification of those vehicles. The knowledge of this subject by the players involved ranges from novice to expert.…

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Last Mile Delivery: What It Is and What We Can Do

What is last-mile delivery? With more and more companies adopting and guaranteeing fast shipping methods to get products to doorsteps as quickly as possible, you’ve likely heard the term “last-mile delivery.” Simply put, last-mile delivery is the final leg of the journey a package takes to get to its final destination after moving through the…

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Sticker Shock: Upgrade Options in a Runaway Economy

As inflation, pandemic aftershocks, and supply chain issues continue to keep a tight hold on the pocketbooks of businesses and households alike, small business owners and companies of all sizes are more cautiously looking at the ways in which they spend their money. In particular, those who are due for work truck upgrades have undoubtedly…

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A Modern Day Woodie Wagon

While the days of the “woodie wagon” seem to be long behind us in the consumer vehicle segment, the commercial vehicle segment still relies on wood sides for both practicality and, in some cases, an aesthetic that stands apart from other work trucks on the road. The dump truck bodies upfitted by Dave Wilcox and…

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Success in Shared Spaces: Young Life and Knapheide

Knapheide was built upon a trio of pillars known as the “Three Cs” (Customer First, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement) and continues to operate under those principles today, a testament to the company’s longevity in the industry. But, a fourth pillar could easily join that trio: “Community.” At the corner of 6th and State streets in…

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Work Truck Week 2022: The Show Goes On at Knapheide

Following a successful week in Indianapolis for the annual Work Truck Show, Knapheide brought “the show” back home to the parking lot of its Quincy, Illinois headquarters with an on-site display of the products featured at this year’s event. “The purpose of the parking lot exhibit is to bring the NTEA booth back to Quincy…

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Knapheide’s Presence Felt Throughout Work Truck Week 2022

  Work truck industry professionals recently made their return to downtown Indianapolis for the premier industry trade show, NTEA Work Truck Week 2022, at the Indiana Convention Center. Following a shift to a virtual-based show in 2021 due to the pandemic, attendees were thrilled to have the opportunity to once again get up close and…

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Knapheide and Zeus Electric Partner for SMUD Upfit

Minneapolis, MN (February 28, 2022) – When a “No-Compromises” chassis is upfit with a “Never Settle” body, the customer knows they are getting a truck built to get some real work done. And that is just what the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will be taking delivery of in May. The first production Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc…

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