Light- and medium-duty truck and van body maker Morgan Corporation has expanded its NexGen ‘Next Generation’ product line.
In addition to its dry freight and refrigerated (reefer) bodies, Morgan has introduced a medium or “mid-temp” unit that is geared towards markets that require consistent temperatures control from 35 F. through 75 F. The units can be either cooled or heated based on the application. The new mid-temp body provides an effective delivery solution for florists, bakeries, caterers, wine merchants, produce suppliers, art/auction houses and many others, Moran says.
During the third quarter, Morgan also will be demonstrating a prototype Home Delivery truck body that will incorporate the same design features as the existing line of NexGen bodies. With multiple curbside loading/unloading compartments of varying temperatures that allow for the transportation of frozen foods, fresh groceries like dairy and produce, as well as packaged goods, the NexGen Home Delivery body is designed to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Final Mile transportation industry. The first public display of this new body design will be at the International Foodservice Distributor Association (IFDA) conference in October.
Featuring advanced design and cutting-edge materials, MORGAN NexGen bodies are 15 - 20% lighter than current industry truck bodies, yet carry 400 – 600 lbs. of increased payload than similarly-sized bodies, according to the company, resulting in better fuel economy, increased cargo capacity, and better resistance to the elements for a lower overall cost of ownership and a faster ROI.
The lightweight body is built of non-corrosive materials to inhibit rust and keep the truck looking better and lasting longer. Built for durability, the NexGen body boasts innovative features including a stain-resistant phenolic flooring in the dry freight body and an aluminum “silent floor” in the reefer. Leak-free sealed joints keep product, cargo, or tools dry because NexGen bodies are designed with elastomeric gaskets in the connection profiles that provide the ultimate protection from water intrusion. Add in hard-mount installation brackets versus U-bolts and these innovative features increase the user’s up-time by minimizing repairs and maintenance.
Unlike standard bodies, NexGen provides a blank canvas—a sleek, rivetless and seamless design—to easily install graphics that highlight a company’s brand. Current production is available from Morgan’s Denver, PA; Portland, OR; and Riverside, CA plants with additional production rollouts planned for 2018.