KNAPHEIDE LAUNCHES NEW OWNER CENTER

December 9, 2020

To provide unmatched direct support to customers, Knapheide has introduced a new online Owner Center. Here’s what you’ll find.

PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR YOUR WORK CREW

November 16, 2020

Looking for practical gift ideas for your crew this holiday season? we’ve scoured the internet to bring you some of the best gift ideas!

Selling in “The New Normal”

August 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily routines everywhere. Here’s how you can continue to operate successfully during uncertain times.

Practicing Fleet Safety in Changing Times

May 28, 2020

Following the lifting of shelter-in-place orders, here are some things to consider before your fleet operation gets back to business.

Knapheide Unveils 46″ and 60″ Service Bodies

May 28, 2020

Knapheide is excited to announce the addition of 46″ and 60″ Service Bodies to our industry leading Service Body line-up. Learn more.

COVID-19: Plan Ahead to Successfully Re-open Your Business

May 26, 2020

With the availability of cutting edge technology, re-opening your business can be easier than you think. Here’s how you can resume operations in “the new normal.”

Aluminum Truck Beds Built to Last

The Latest in Aluminum Bodies from Knapheide

May 22, 2020

When you choose a Knapheide, you get the corrosion resistance of aluminum, an impactful increase in payload, and an aluminum body that is just as durable as steel.

Knapheide Truck Pool

Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms

May 15, 2020

Confused about all the work truck industry acronyms and terms? This quick guide is here to help.

Work Truck Replacement Cycles

The Long (And Short) Of Truck Replacement Cycles

April 27, 2020

How often should you replace your work trucks? Examine these replacement strategies.

Knapheide Saw Body

Introducing the Knapheide Saw Body

March 23, 2020

Designed to transport and support heavy concrete saws and equipment, get the details on the new Saw Body here.

Knapheide Combo Body

See the New Combo Body from Knapheide

March 23, 2020

Combining a service body and platform body, Knapheide’s new Combo Body is applicable for practically any vocation nationwide.

Knapheide at The Work Truck Show 2020

New Products, Innovation at The Work Truck Show 2020

March 12, 2020

Knapheide showed off a number of new products at the 2020 Work Truck Show. Check them all out.

Sales Strategies

How Facebook is Helping Dealers Move Inventory

February 24, 2020

More dealerships are utilizing Facebook to increase sales thanks to a multitude of tools offered by the platform…

Talking to Your Customers

Questions You Should Be Asking Commercial Customers

January 23, 2020

It may go without saying, but there are several questions you should be asking…

Aluminum Service Body on the job.

The Complete Process: Aluminum Truck Bodies

January 23, 2020

Aluminum service beds from Knapheide feature a superior design and innovative construction. In order to provide customers …

Building successful relationships

Tips for Building a Successful Business Relationship

January 22, 2020

Getting past the first point of contact can be one of the more challenging aspects of establishing a business relationship …

KLT1

KLT1 Lube Trucks Product Walkaround

January 22, 2020

Knapheide Lube Trucks are modular, so it’s not a one size fits all approach. Customers can choose from a variety of product tank sizes and configurations …

Safety and Upfits

Selling Commercial Trucks with Profitability in Mind

January 16, 2020

Making a vehicle purchase is no small decision, and it’s a decision that is often accompanied by one question…

Cab to Axle Graphic

Cab To Axle Quick Guide

January 12, 2020

Use this quick guide to help determine what body lengths and cab to axle chassis are compatible.

Utility Truck

Open Service Body Or Enclosed Utility Body, Which To Choose

November 28, 2019

Is a service body or utility body a better fit for your work? Read on to make the choice easier.

Gooseneck Bodies from Knapheide

The Different Styles Of Gooseneck Bodies

November 28, 2019

Utilize this information to help you decide on the right style of Gooseneck Body.

Chassis Class-to-Body Size

Chassis Class To Body Size Compatibility

November 28, 2019

Determining the compatibility between the body and the chassis is vital before your next purchase.

Common Truck Upfits

Most Common Work Trucks Found On Dealer Lots

November 28, 2019

Commercial truck dealers across the nation stock pre-upfitted work trucks for immediate service.

Configure your platform body truck

6 Tips For Configuring Your Next Platform Body

November 27, 2019

Use these tips when it is time to spec your next flatbed to ensure it is right for the job.

Calculate A Work Truck’s Payload

How To Calculate A Work Truck’s Payload

November 27, 2019

Technical terms can make understanding payload calculation difficult, use this simple guide.

Standard or Custom Work Truck Beds

Standard vs. Custom Truck Bodies

September 16, 2019

Should you choose a standard or custom truck body? The decision can be a difficult one.

Utilizing Used Chassis

UTILIZING PRE-OWNED INVENTORY IN COMMERCIAL SALES

September 9, 2019

SQUEEZE EXTRA SALES WITH USED CHASSIS As new chassis supply dwindles and lot inventory becomes squeezed, truck dealers are having to get creative in order to satisfy their commercial vehicle customers. In many instances, those that have the inventory will end up getting the sale. So as a commercial truck dealer that normally maintains a…

Ram Upfit

WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN AN UPFITTER?

September 9, 2019

Finding an upfitter is important in keeping your commercial sales department thriving and successful. You need to make sure you work with an upfit partner that can deliver on your quality, cost and support needs, so look for a few important factors …

Knapheide in Kansas City

SEASONAL INVENTORY CALENDAR

September 6, 2019

STOCK THE RIGHT UPFITS FOR THE RIGHT SEASONS What upfits should you stock during the different seasons of the year? The question can be difficult to answer even for long-time commercial truck sales people. To help, we’ve put together a seasonal inventory calendar for your dealer lot. Keep in mind, this calendar covers the majority…

Photography Lens

TIPS TO BOOST YOUR COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY GAME

September 6, 2019

TOP-NOTCH PHOTOS DRIVE TOP-NOTCH SALES Whether to showcase your business or sell your vehicles, photography plays an important role in the success of your business. From print to online media, good photos can make or break your opportunity to get the sales process started. Here are several different elements that you should consider when photographing…

Instagram

INSTABASICS

September 6, 2019

CREATING A PROFILE AND PROMOTING YOUR BRAND ON INSTAGRAM It’s an overwhelming sense of pride knowing you swept a customer off their feet helping them find the perfect vehicle for their application and it’s ideal when you can seal that perfect deal with a solid handshake. Although these sweet deals will continue to serve as…

Make a Lasting Impression with Infographics

MAKING A LASTING IMPRESSION WITH GRAPHICS

September 6, 2019

SHOW YOUR CUSTOMERS EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN When it comes to grabbing the attention of your target audience, research tells us you have about eight seconds or less. It is important to immediately connect with your target audience by making a meaningful impact. One way to accomplish this is through the use of infographics. Infographics…

KNAPHEIDE Dallas Round Rock

JUMPING ALL-IN WITH A YOUNGER GENERATION

September 6, 2019

HOW A YOUTH MOVEMENT CAN DIVERSIFY YOUR COMMERCIAL SALES SKILLS There are more millennials entering the workforce than any generation. They represent 38 percent of today’s workforce and are expected to make up 75 percent of the total by 2025. They have a reputation of being harder to attain and retain but they bring characteristics…

Digital First Impression

MAKING YOUR BEST DIGITAL FIRST IMPRESSION

September 6, 2019

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the best first impression with new customers when selling commercial vehicles. Are we doing the same when it comes to our dealership website? Over 90% of commercial buyers are shopping online before they make a purchase. Many transactions happen without even going to the…

Commercial Trucks in Stock

BRINGING THE YOUNGER GENERATION INTO COMMERCIAL TRUCK SALES

September 6, 2019

PLAN FOR THE FUTURE BY INVESTING IN YOUNG COMMERCIAL TRUCK SALES PROFESSIONALS The trend of the average age of the commercial truck sales consultant has become evident: most all are well into their late 50’s and 60’s. Recruiting and training the younger generation into commercial truck sales may prove to be not only a significant,…

Prospecting Dealers

6 PROSPECTING IDEAS FOR COMMERCIAL TRUCK SALES

September 6, 2019

FIND NEW TRUCK CUSTOMERS WITH THESE PROSPECTING TIPS Prospecting has always been a hot topic with auto sales professionals. Everyone has their own opinions and methods to which they follow. Geography, market size, industries and customer demographics can all play a role as it relates to success with prospecting methods for commercial truck sales. Regardless…

Social Media

Digital Marketing for Commercial Truck Dealers

September 4, 2019

TIPS TO HELP MAXIMIZE YOUR COMMERCIAL TRUCK BUSINESS With so many digital marketing tools available, it’s not hard to see how one can get overwhelmed with where to start. Many commercial truck dealers have a fraction of the resources, both human and capital, to their counterparts in retail which can make digital marketing even more…

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Install a Truck Body Yourself

Service After the Sale

September 4, 2019

4 Service Tips for Commercial Truck Dealers Your commercial customers depend on their work vehicles to not only get them to the job but efficiently complete the job as well. When a work truck is down revenue will suffer. Regardless if your customer is a one or one hundred man operation, they need exceptional service…

Vocational Trade Shows

Vocational Trade Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

August 22, 2019

Use this trade show list organized by vocation and consider attending the best shows for your work.

Utilizing Digital Media for Lead Generation

Utilizing Digital Media for Lead Generation

August 20, 2019

The buying process has changed. More than ever, we consult the internet before we make…

Roman Pools Customer Story

Customer Stories: Roman Pools

July 28, 2019

Rob Roman, owner/operator of Roman Pools and Spas, constantly evolves his business…

Mechanics Service Trucks from Knapheide

Mechanics Service Trucks from Knapheide

July 23, 2019

Utilized for many vocations, the Knapheide Mechanics Truck line is sure to provide you with…

Benefits of Aluminum

Proven Products: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide

July 11, 2019

Aluminum service beds from Knapheide offer superior design and innovative construction for…

Common Truck Upfits

Why Most Commercial Vehicles Are White

June 20, 2019

You may have noticed it while shopping for a new work truck or van. Maybe it’s an observation…

Knapheide Roll-Up Doors

Roll-up vs. Swing-out Doors

June 20, 2019

Confined spaces are the enemy of convenience when it comes to your work vehicle…

Customer Stories: Brinkman Plumbing

Customer Stories: Brinkman Plumbing

May 26, 2019

Building a company to last over a quarter of a century isn’t an easy task …

Benefits of Aluminum

There Is More To Aluminum Than Corrosion Resistance

May 23, 2019

Learn about some of the most popular benefits aluminum truck bodies have to offer.

Vine and Branch Customer Story

Customer Stories: Vine & Branch

March 28, 2019

Jud Scott, owner of Vine & Branch, needs quality, reliability and safety…

Aluminum Gooseneck Bodies from Knapheide

Customer Stories: Aaron, Farm Manager

March 16, 2019

Watch as Aaron puts the new Knapheide Aluminum Gooseneck Body through his long, tough work days.

J.F. Electric Customer Story

Customer Stories: J.F. Electric

February 10, 2019

Since 1848, we have been a family-owned company led by six generations of the Knapheide family …

The Role of Fleet Management Companies

The Role Of Fleet Management Companies

January 23, 2019

Discover more about the role of fleet management companies within the commercial vehicle industry.

CK Power

Customer Stories: CK Power

December 11, 2018

CK Power began in 1976, with roots dating back nearly 90 years – always focused on diesel and …

Hydraulic Crane Body

ELECTRIC VS HYDRAULIC SERVICE CRANES

May 14, 2018

Explore the pros and cons of electric and hydraulic cranes for your service trucks.

Work Truck Show 2018

Recap: The Work Truck Show 2018

March 23, 2018

Held March 5-9 in Indianapolis, The Work Truck Show 2018 is our largest show of the year …

Knapheide Truck Cap Options

Ideal Truck Cap Options For Your Work

November 27, 2017

Your job has unique needs, your commercial truck cap should be configured to handle them.

KUV Bodies from Knapheide

Step Up Your Security with a KUV

July 12, 2017

Keeping your equipment stored safely and securely is important in order for you to make a living …

KUV Bodies from Knapheide

Step Up Your Storage with a KUV

July 12, 2017

When it comes to productivity and efficiency on the jobsite, it’s important your tools, equipment ..

Increase Your Work Productivity

Step Up Your Productivity with a KUV

July 11, 2017

It’s important that you get the most out of your work tools, and your work truck is no exception …

Dump Bodies from Knapheide

Knapheide Dump Body Walkaround

June 9, 2017

The Knapheide Drop Side Dump Body is the premier two- to four-yard dump body. Many industries …

2017 Work Truck Show

2017 Work Truck Show Recap Video

April 24, 2017

See Knapheide’s largest trade show booth to date from the 2017 Work Truck Show.

Aluminum Gooseneck Bed

Knapheide AL-PGNB Aluminum Gooseneck Walkaround

March 31, 2017

Never settle for an aluminum platform that is second best; choose a Knapheide body that will …

Networking Tips

5 Avenues To Network & Grow Your Business

February 14, 2017

Even as the digital age continues to mature and evolve, many trade-focused local businesses …

Knapheide Headquarters

The Importance of Brand Consistency for Your Small Business

February 14, 2017

Brand consistency is more than just ensuring your logo looks the same on your work truck and …

Leveraging Digital Tools to Grow Your Business

Leveraging Digital Tools to Grow Your Business

February 13, 2017

You’ve heard about it for years, but it’s never been easier, or more important, to take …

Knapheide KMT1 Mechanics Truck

Knapheide KMT1 Mechanics Truck Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show

December 14, 2016

See just a few of the reasons a Knapheide Mechanics Truck can take your work to a new level …

KnapLiner Ford

The Many Uses of Spray Liner

November 30, 2016

The idea of protecting your vehicle has been around as long as vehicles themselves. This is more …

Landscaper Body Updates

Knapheide Landscaper Body Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show

November 9, 2016

John Dunn, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, takes us on a tour of the Knapheide Landscaper Body …

Delfelder Electric Customer Story

Customer Stories: Delfelder Electric Company

August 23, 2016

Wade Delfelder of Delfelder Electric Company never settles for equipment that is second best.

Customer Stories: Bret the Diesel Mechanic

Customer Stories: Bret the Diesel Mechanic

July 29, 2016

From working in the field, to on location service calls, the PGND Gooseneck Body offers the …

Stripe a Zone Customer Story

Customer Stories: Stripe-A-Zone

July 1, 2016

At Knapheide, we’re proud to be an industry leader in work-ready vehicle solutions. But we’re even m

APAC Wheeler Customer Story

Customer Stories: APAC Wheeler

July 1, 2016

Just like we never settle when it comes to the products we create, our customers never settle …

New 7-foot Gooseneck Body

Knapheide Offers 7′ Gooseneck Bodies for Big Solutions

June 15, 2016

Small solutions can yield big results. With the introduction of a 7-foot Gooseneck Body …

Knapheide Mechanics Truck

Knapheide Mechanics Truck Walk Around – 2016 Work Truck Show

May 11, 2016

Check out some of the latest and greatest upcoming features on Knapheide Mechanics Trucks.

Nathan the Ag Equipment Technician Customer Story

Customer Stories: Nathan the Ag Equipment Technician

March 1, 2016

Working in the fields of Western North Dakota requires not only hard work and dedication, but …

WJ Scott Customer Story

Customer Stories: W.J. Scott Company

March 1, 2016

To make a family business last from generation to generation, families pass down the best ethics …

Mechanics Trucks from Knapheide

Knapheide KMT2 Mechanics Truck Walk Around – 2016 Work Truck Show

March 1, 2016

Check out some of the latest and greatest upcoming features on Knapheide Mechanics Trucks …

Concrete Contractor Beds from Knapheide

Knapheide Concrete Body Walk Around – 2016 Work Truck Show

March 1, 2016

John Jewell, Mideastern Regional Sales Manager, takes us on a tour of all of the features of …