Classic Service Vans feature corrosion-resistant aluminum body.

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Utilizing aluminum alloy and extrusions throughout, including load space floor, single wheel CSV57 and dual wheel CSV75 are 210 lb lighter than previous generations, optimizing fuel efficiency while minimizing wear and tear on chassis. Vans incorporate powder coat paint, seamless wheelhouse panel, flush mount floor to threshold channel, LED lighting, and hidden hinge technology. Optional security systems include master locking system or Reading Latch-Matic® system.

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Reading Launches Lighter Weight Aluminum Classic Service Van

READING, Pa., -- Reading Truck Body, LLC announces the next-generation Classic Service Van, manufactured in Reading, PA.  Reading Truck Body collaborated with its distributors and key fleet accounts to meet the need for a light weight, corrosion resistant aluminum service body. The CSV57 and CSV75 are over 50 percent lighter than comparable steel bodies.

The new CSV features welded design construction and utilizes formidable aluminum alloy and extrusions throughout, including the load space floor. It is 210 pounds lighter than previous generations, allowing for greater payload capacity, improved fuel efficiency and less wear and tear on the chassis. This new aluminum construction will pass through Reading's exclusive E-Coat and powder coat process, making it the longest lasting finish in the industry. This all adds up to a positive impact on the owner-operator's bottom line.

The CSV continues to exhibit many unique Reading features such as a seamless wheelhouse panel, shuttle panel pass through, flush mount floor to threshold channel, Reading's patented hidden hinge technology with recessed and concealed hardware, LED lighting and a standard ten year limited warranty. The CSV will have optional security systems available - the master locking system or the exclusive Reading Latch-Matic® system. The body was designed with a universal understructure for GM and Ford cutaway chassis applications, which streamlines the manufacturing process, allows for shorter lead times and drives simplified inventory levels for the distributor. The next generation Aluminum CSV57 & CSV75 will be available with many optional value-added packages for specialized vocational markets. 

About The Reading Group

The Reading Group was originally founded as Reading Body Works in 1955. The Reading Group owns Reading Truck Body, LLC which has a manufacturing plant in Reading, PA, with 8 additional company-owned installation facilities operating as Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC. Reading Equipment & Distribution specializes in dealer sales, custom product sales and installations, with a large focus on utility applications and alternative fuel conversions.

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