About us

Trailer/Body Builders is the only magazine published specifically for those who produce and sell commercial truck bodies, trailers, and truck equipment. Examples include delivery trucks, school buses, ambulances, firetrucks, and van trailers. From pickups that plow snow to dump trailers that move mountains, our readers build, equip, and sell the vehicles that do the job.

We report on new designs, materials, manufacturing techniques, marketing systems, business practices, equipment and body mounting procedures, and repair methods for truck trailers, truck bodies, and related truck equipment. Reaching the decision-makers in truck trailer manufacturing plants, the truck body builders, and truck equipment dealers and distributors since 1964.

If you see it on the road and it isn't an automobile, our audience built it or equipped it.

News for the Original Equipment Manufacturers

OEMs design, specify, purchase materials for and manufacture truck trailers, truck bodies, fire trucks, livestock trailers, refrigerated trailers, platform bodies, dump trailers, industrial trailers, tank trucks, wrecker bodies and all other equipment you see on the highways.

Information to help Distributors & Dealers

These two groups sell vehicles the OEMs produce plus a wide range of other products—commercial truck equipment, accessories, and aftermarket parts. They sell, install, and service these products after the sale. They do some manufacturing, considerable modifications, and repair work for fleets—and take care of the warranty. These truck equipment dealers have thousands of salespeople out calling on fleets, leasing companies, utilities, contractors, municipalities and private companies.

Media to match your needs

  • Website—Updated daily with industry news. Access a comprehensive industry Buyer's Guide, and an extensive archive of feature articles and reports.
  • Newsletter—Top news delivered to opt-in subscribers every week
  • Monthly Magazine—In-depth, staff-written articles covering manufacturing plants, conventions, regulations, safety, and other timely topics.