Reading Truck Group

Reading Truck acquires General Truck Body

Feb. 8, 2024
Reading Truck's acquisition of the Houston-based company expands its footprint to almost 30 locations across the country

The Reading Truck Group acquired General Body Manufacturing Company. General Truck Body is a current Reading distributor and manufactures and upfits work truck bodies, equipment, and custom engineered trucks. The company has three locations in Texas and one in Kentucky, and is headquartered in Houston. The acquisition of General Truck Body increases the total number of Reading Truck locations to 28 facilities nationwide.

 “We are excited to welcome GTB into the Reading Truck family,” said Jason Connell, president of Reading Truck Equipment. “They have an exceptional reputation for meeting the diverse needs of their customers while providing a range of services and custom manufacturing capabilities.”

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In addition to expanding Reading Truck’s national footprint, the acquisition of the 4th generation family-owned business also increases Reading’s commercial truck and van pools for all major OEMs.

“The combination of General Truck and Reading is a great fit and will be beneficial to our staff and our customers,” said GTB President Josh Paull. “Reading shares our vision and is focused on providing its customers the highest quality trucks and service in the nation. General Truck Body and The Paull family are proud to join The Reading Truck Group.”