1945 – Queens, New York — U.S. Truck Body began operations in a 5 0,000 square foot facility on 24th Street in Long Island City. Through the ingenuity and hard work by Bernard and Al Harmon, the business quickly grew into what is one of today’s leading suppliers of truck frames.
1900’s – Frame building experience at U.S. Truck dates back to the turn of the century, where the Harmons’ grandfather was a carriage builder for high government officials in Romania. In the early 1900’s his sons traveled to America, each bringing with him his special expertise in the art of carriage building.
1920 – The father of Bernard and Al started in the truck body builders business in 1920, with innovations that led to designing exceptionally strong wagon frames, then mounting them on top of the wheels of the first gasoline powered vehicles that were quickly driving the horse and wagons out of business.
1945 – Body builders business continued to grow, and in 1945, the New York based U.S. Truck company came into being under that name, and Bernard and Al joined their father, building and expanding their business by offering quality products and personalized service to truck dealers, fleet owners, and truck leasing organizations.
1986 – In 1986, Patrick Walker saw an opportunity to supply truck bodies to the expanding Midwest truck market, and negotiated a joint venture with U.S. Truck Body of New York to form U.S. Truck Body/Midwest, at 1807 Bloomington Street in Streator, Illinois.
1993 – In 1993, Patrick Walker and U.S. Truck Body/Midwest agreed to buy out U.S. Truck Body of New York and assumed control of the entire U.S. Truck Body product line and name.
2005 – Today, U.S. Truck Body is still owned by the Walker family and operates exclusively out of their Streator facility, specializing in producing quality moving and van bodies for the trucking industry. And the same “old fashioned” personalized customer service used to build the company continues today.
At U.S. Truck Body, we take the best materials available anywhere and assemble them with care into a body design that’s made to last – one that’s proven reliable and one that represents the best value for our customers, bar none. We believe that if we can do these simple things, do them well, and provide personalized service, we’ll continue to be the leader in the truck frame industry.
U.S. Truck Body products are sold and supported both direct and through a network of nationwide distributors. Give us a call at 800-443-0843 and we’ll answer your questions and direct you to a dealer near you.
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