MORGANTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morgan Truck Body featured two advanced-technology truck bodies at the first Zero-Emission Truck Showcase + Ride and Drive, June 8 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, hosted by The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and organized by CALSTART. The event provided an opportunity for industry OEMs and fleet operators to discuss the state of technology, explore EV challenges and solutions, as well as get a first-hand look at the technologies that will pave the way to a zero-emission future.
Morgan Truck Body featured its innovative EV Dry Freight Concept Truck Body for electric chassis that provides significant weight reduction, improved aerodynamics, and enhanced situational awareness. Also highlighted was Morgan’s new EV Refrigerated Concept Truck Body for electric chassis that features state-of-the-art materials and technologies that maximize thermal efficiency and lighten the load without compromising structural integrity.
“The showcase has been an excellent platform for discussion with OEMs and fleet managers,” says Tom Diez, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Morgan Truck Body. “This type of collaboration provides invaluable insights for Morgan Truck Body as we focus on addressing the accelerated demand for lighter and more aerodynamic EV-centric commercial truck bodies. We’re investing heavily in the tools, training, and technologies necessary to remain at the forefront of zero-emission innovation.”
“Working with organizations such as CARB and CALSTART is critical to the success of developing these next generation commercial work trucks,” says Mark Hope, COO and General Manager, EAVX, who was also in attendance at the Showcase. “Our involvement with these organizations is important to further our understanding of the regulatory changes coming, and for us to provide crucial insights to the regulators from the design and manufacturing side. We’re entering a period of massive innovations with technology, body design and chassis integration, and it will take a holistic approach to meet the demands coming to the industry.” EAVX is a fellow business unit of Morgan Truck Body and the central hub of technological innovation for Electric and Alternative Vehicles of parent company JB Poindexter & Co.
About Morgan Truck Body, LLC
Those who depend on trucks to move their business choose Morgan Truck Body. As the company celebrates its 70th Anniversary, Morgan remains committed to its mission to design, build, sell, and support the most reliable truck bodies in the world, as the preferred global partner providing innovative middle-mile solutions connecting the world’s supply chain. Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Morgantown, PA, Morgan Truck Body is the largest manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies in North America. Morgan employs over 2,300 team members in 14 manufacturing locations and 8 service centers across the United States and Canada. Morgan Truck Body, LLC is a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, an owner-operated business enterprise providing best-in-class automotive and manufacturing goods and services. www.MorganCorp.com
EAVX, the newest business unit and subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, collaborates with the most advanced electric and alternative power chassis producers, allowing chassis partners to focus on their revolutionary and proprietary technologies. EAVX and the individual business units of JBPCO are the integration bodybuilders of choice for chassis producers serving present and future EV and alternative fuel markets and advanced vehicle technology markets. Visit eavxco.com for more information.