MORGANTOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Morgan Truck Body showcased two advanced technology truck bodies at the inaugural Zero-Emission Truck Showcase + Ride and Drive, June 8 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., hosted by 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 electric vehicle challenges and solutions, as well as gain first-hand insight. technologies that will pave the way to an emission-free future.
Morgan Truck Body presented its innovation EV dry cargo concept truck body for electric chassis that offers significant weight reduction, improved aerodynamics and improved situational awareness. Morgan’s news was also highlighted EV refrigerated concept truck body for an electric chassis featuring advanced materials and technologies that maximize thermal efficiency and lighten the load without compromising structural integrity.
“The showcase has been a great platform for discussion with OEMs and fleet managers,” said Tom Diez, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Morgan Truck Body. “This type of collaboration provides invaluable insights for Morgan Truck Body as we focus on meeting the accelerating demand for lighter, more aerodynamic electric vehicle-centric commercial truck bodies. We invest heavily in the tools, training and technologies needed to stay at the forefront of zero-emissions innovation.
“Working with organizations such as CARB and CALSTART is critical to the successful development of these next-generation commercial work trucks,” said Mark Hope, COO and GM of EAVX, who also attended the Showcase. . “Our involvement with these organizations is important to deepen our understanding of upcoming regulatory changes and to enable us to provide crucial information to regulators on the design and manufacturing side. We are entering a period of massive innovations with technology, body design and chassis integration, and it will take a holistic approach to meet industry demands. EAVX is another business unit of Morgan Truck Body and the technology innovation center 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 70e Anniversary, Morgan remains committed to its mission to design, build, sell and support the world’s most reliable truck bodies, as a preferred global partner providing innovative solutions for the middle mile connecting the global supply chain. Founded in 1952 and based in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, Morgan Truck Body is North America’s largest manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies. Morgan employs more than 2,300 team members at 14 manufacturing sites and 8 service centers in the United States and Canada. Morgan Truck Body, LLC is a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, an owner-operated company that provides best-in-class automotive and manufacturing products and services. www.MorganCorp.com
EAVX, the newest business unit and subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, works with the most advanced electric and alternative chassis producers, allowing chassis partners to focus on their revolutionary and proprietary technologies. EAVX and individual JBPCO business units are the integration bodybuilders of choice for chassis producers serving current and future electric vehicle and alternative fuel markets as well as advanced vehicle technology markets. Visit eavxco.com for more information.