Reading Truck acquires General Truck Body, expands nationwide presence

Reading Truck Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of work truck bodies and equipment, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired General Truck Body, a south-central manufacturer and upfitter of work truck bodies, equipment and custom engineered trucks.

General Truck Body, a fourth-generation family-owned business, has been a Reading distributor for over 20 years and operates four locations in Texas and Kentucky. The acquisition increases the total number of Reading Truck locations to 28 facilities nationwide and enhances its commercial truck and van pools for all major OEMs.

Jason Connell, President of Reading Truck Equipment, said that General Truck Body has an exceptional reputation for meeting the diverse needs of its customers and providing a range of services and custom manufacturing capabilities. “We are excited to welcome GTB into the Reading Truck family,” he said.

Josh Paull, President and co-owner of General Truck Body, said that the combination of General Truck and Reading is a great fit and will be beneficial to their staff and customers. “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,” he said.

Reading Truck, a business unit of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., was established in 1955 and is headquartered in Reading, PA. All truck bodies are proudly made in the USA with outstanding craftsmanship that provide longevity and durability. For more information, visit or

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