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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…

Choosing Vocational Upfits

Pairing Upfits with Vocations/Applications

January 23, 2020

Every business has a different set of needs. One of the most important aspects of meeting…

Minuteman Plumbing Story

Knapheide Customer Story: Minuteman Plumbing & Drain Services

January 23, 2020

Taking care of the plumbing needs of large chains in southern California isn’t something that can…

Content Marketing

The Importance of Content Marketing

January 23, 2020

Statistics show 78 percent of consumers prefer to learn about a company via articles over…

Aluminum Truck Beds Built to Last

Built to Last: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide

January 23, 2020

Our aluminum truck bodies were designed from the ground up, and they’re manufactured…

Aluminum Beds: No Compromise Design

A No Compromise Design: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide

January 23, 2020

Our team of experts sought out to design aluminum truck bodies that are just as durable as steel…

Listing Inventory Online

Tips For Listing Your Inventory Online

January 23, 2020

Whether you’re a private party or a dealership that’s looking to move inventory, the internet is home…

Corrosion and Rust Prevention Tips

Corrosion and Rust Prevention Tips

January 23, 2020

Your work truck is built to withstand the day-to-day rigors of the jobsite. But one of the most crucial challenges your truck faces …

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 …

Winterize your work truck.

Winterizing Your Work Truck

January 22, 2020

Winter weather can wreak havoc on work trucks if they are not properly prepared to handle the conditions …

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 …

KNAPHEIDE Dallas Round Rock

Time Management for Sales Reps

January 14, 2020

In a results-driven position such as sales, how you spend your time is pivotal in your overall success…

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…

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…

Advantages of Work Trucks

Beat the Heat: Tips for Staying Cool on the Jobsite this Summer

July 10, 2019

Many people are affected by extreme heat each year. Overexposure to heat can cause issues such as…

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…

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.

Used Work Truck Buying Guide

7 Used Work Truck Buying Tips

January 23, 2019

Use these tips to make purchasing a used work truck a little less of a headache.

Tool Technology Blog

Tool Tech Highlights

January 23, 2019

7 tech tools to make your job easier and more efficient in 2019.

Upfit Guides

Where To Look When You Need A New Upfitted Work Truck Fast

January 23, 2019

Whether it is a breakdown, accident or business is growing, sometimes you need a work truck fast.

Work Truck Refurbishment

Should You Refurbish That Work Truck?

January 23, 2019

Before you rush to go buy a new work truck, have you considered refurbishment?

Safe Dump Body Operation

5 Dump Body Safe Operation Tips

January 23, 2019

Make sure you employ these dump body operation tips to keep the jobsite safe for everyone.

Benefits of Aluminum

There Is More To Aluminum Than Corrosion Resistance

January 23, 2019

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

Increasing Fuel Economy

5 Tips to Increase Fuel Economy

January 3, 2019

When budgeting for expenses, there are a lot of things that fall outside of your control. For …

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 …

On-the-job Safe Driving Tips

On The Job Safe Driving Tips

August 24, 2018

Decrease the chance of an auto accident while on the job with these essential safe driving tips.

LED Lights

LED or Incandescent Lights?

August 23, 2018

LED lights are becoming the standard over incandescents throughout many styles of truck bodies.

Vocational Trade Shows

Vocational Trade Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

August 22, 2018

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

4 tips to sell

4 Methods To Sell Your Work Truck

August 21, 2018

Time for an upgrade? Try one of these less hassle methods to sell your used work truck.

Knapheide Truck Pool

Quick Guide To Industry Acronyms

August 15, 2018

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

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.

5 Tire Tips For A Safer Work Truck

May 14, 2018

Implement these five tire safety tips to keep your work truck on the road working.

Spec Your Work Trucks

INVOLVE YOUR TECHS WITH SPEC’ING WORK TRUCKS

May 14, 2018

Involve your techs when it comes to putting together work trucks for better efficiency.

Prepare Your Work Truck For Summer Heat

May 14, 2018

Tips to help your work trucks running strong throughout the scorching summer heat.

Ladder Storage Solutions

A Better Way To Store Long Ladders

May 14, 2018

Storing a long ladder doesn’t have to be difficult, use these options to make life easier.

Company Vehicle Branding

5 Tips For Branding Company Vehicles

May 14, 2018

Utilize your work trucks as a highly visible, rolling billboard by following these five tips.

Vine and Branch Customer Story

Customer Stories: Vine & Branch

March 28, 2018

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

Roman Pools Customer Story

Customer Stories: Roman Pools

March 28, 2018

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

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 …

Utility Truck

Open Service Body Or Enclosed Utility Body, Which To Choose

November 28, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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

Knapheide Kansas City

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Install A Truck Body Yourself

November 27, 2017

Avoid the pitfalls, and major safety concerns, with installing a truck body on your own.

Should Techs Customize Their Work Trucks

Should Technicians Customize Their Work Trucks

November 27, 2017

Techs love to self-customize their brand new work vehicles, but should you let them?

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.

Work Truck Replacement Cycles

The Long (And Short) Of Truck Replacement Cycles

November 27, 2017

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

Calculate A Work Truck’s Payload

How To Calculate A Work Truck’s Payload

November 27, 2017

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

Customer Stories: Brinkman Plumbing

Customer Stories: Brinkman Plumbing

October 26, 2017

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

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 …

Aluminum Gooseneck Bodies from Knapheide

Customer Stories: Aaron, Farm Manager

March 16, 2017

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

CDL Requirements

CDL Requirements: What You Need To Know

February 22, 2017

Violating CDL regulations can be an expensive mistake, read about the regulations that apply to you.

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 …

Safety on the Construction Site

Be Safe: The 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

February 14, 2017

If you’re in business, then you’re familiar with the …

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 …

Mechanics Trucks from Knapheide

Get the Right Return on Your Work Vehicle Investment

January 25, 2017

The time has come; you need to purchase a new work truck for your company. Maybe the demand for …

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance to Keep Your Work Truck Working Hard

January 20, 2017

You have thousands of dollars in tools and equipment in your work truck. Without them …

Twist Latch

Protect & Secure: Options to Keep Your Tools Safe

December 22, 2016

You have thousands of dollars in tools and equipment in your work truck. Without them …

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 …

Jackson Electric Work Truck

We Have a Winner: Win-A-Truck Sweepstakes Winner Announced

November 9, 2016

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Knapheide Win-A-Truck Sweepstakes …

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 …

Light Duty Upfits

Make Light Work of Upfitting Your Light-duty Truck

September 30, 2016

While many applications call for the biggest, toughest work truck you can find, sometimes …

Standard or Custom Work Truck Beds

Standard vs. Custom Truck Bodies

September 16, 2016

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

Options for Storing Long Items

10 Options For Storing Long Or Bulky Items

September 12, 2016

Efficiently store your long and bulky tools and equipment by utilizing these ten storage options.

Cab to Axle Graphic

Cab To Axle Quick Guide

September 12, 2016

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

Knapheide KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility

Knapheide KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility, Supreme Utility Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show

September 2, 2016

Watch Tony Marshall, Manager of Product Strategy and Marketing, Nathan Campbell, Regional Sales …

Gooseneck Body Ford

Towing Tips For Your Gooseneck Trailer

September 1, 2016

Gooseneck trailer towing tips geared towards increasing safety on your next haul.

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.

Winterize Your Truck

Winterize Your Work Truck Checklist

August 17, 2016

Check out this comprehensive checklist to prepare your work truck for the winter weather.

Gas or Diesel Specs

Gas vs. Diesel: Which To Spec

August 12, 2016

Gas or diesel engine for your next commercial vehicle, which is the right choice for you?

Cutaway and Cab Chassis

Cab Chassis Or Cutaway Chassis: 6 Factors To Consider

August 12, 2016

A once truck dominated US market has new Euro van chassis to choose from, consider these factors.

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 …

Advantages of Work Trucks

The Advantages of Service Body Organization

July 21, 2016

Do you take advantage of the ability to better organize your Service Body?

Maximize Safety on Your Next Upfit

Maximize Safety On Your Next Upfit

July 19, 2016

On a jobsite, safety is paramount. Don’t leave out your work trucks.

Knapheide Vocational Trucks

New Vocations Section

July 12, 2016

Knapheide creates end-user friendly “Vocations” section that relate products to applications.

Win a Truck Sweepstakes

Introducing The Win-A-Truck Sweepstakes

July 6, 2016

In this sweepstakes, one lucky winner will receive a new work truck with a Knapheide body.

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

J.F. Electric Customer Story

Customer Stories: J.F. Electric

July 1, 2016

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

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 …

Dump Bodies from Knapheide

SPEC’ING YOUR NEXT DUMP BODY

June 15, 2016

Dump bodies are utilized in many different industries, from hauling aggregate in mining …

Mechanics Trucks from Knapheide

BUILD YOUR MECHANICS TRUCK FOR ROI

June 15, 2016

With the size and scope of equipment on jobsite growing larger and more expansive, it’s nearly …

Switch from Pickup to Service Bed

MAKE THE SWITCH FROM PICKUP TO SERVICE BODY

June 15, 2016

Regardless if you’re a contractor, mechanic, plumber or electrician, these trades all have one …

New 7-foot Gooseneck Body

New 7′ Gooseneck Bodies Offer Big Solutions

June 15, 2016

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

Service Body Walkaround

Knapheide Service Body Walk Around – 2016 WORK TRUCK SHOW

June 15, 2016

Watch Bert Perozzi, Regional Sales Manager, Dale Meier, North Central District Sales Manager …

Landscaper Body Updates

Changing Landscape: Landscaper Body Updates

June 13, 2016

Considering continued customer feedback and the evolving demands of the landscaping and lawn …

Jobsite Safety in the Summer

Don’t Get Beat By The Heat

June 1, 2016

Use these 6 tips to take a preventative approach on your jobsite and overcome extreme heat.

Knapheide Three Cs

The Three Cs: An Inside Look

May 12, 2016

Take a look at the three Cs, a set of principles that will guide Knapheide.

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 …

Knapheide KUV

Knapheide KUV Walk Around – 2016 Work Truck Show

March 1, 2016

Watch Pam Hill, Jamie Trent, and Greg Sunila point out the new and improved features on a KUV …

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 …