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Reading Truck | Intercon Truck of Baltimore
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Reading Truck is a leading manufacturer and distributor who has been designing and building work truck bodies with outstanding craftsmanship for more than 65 years. You can depend on them for safe, durable truck bodies; expert installation; and all the parts, equipment, accessories and services you need to get the job done.

Reading products are available at Reading distributors nationwide with one of those being Intercon Truck of Baltimore.

If you are looking for Reading Truck body replacement parts, visit our Reading Truck parts landing page. If you would like to become the proud owner of a Reading Truck body, fill out a quote request form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you happen to already own a Reading Truck body and have not registered it yet, you should do so!

SERVICE BODIES

Reading’s Service Bodies are built around the only thing that matters: you. Each one is designed knowing just what you need to work better than ever.

The Reading Classic II (Aluminum) is one body that delivers so many benefits including superior fuel economy, increased payload and unmatched corrosion resistance. A true classic that’s sure to save you money and time.

ALUMINUM CLASSIC II

  • Nitrogen Gas Strut Door Holders installed in every vertical compartment doors.
  • Stainless Steel Rotary Locks With Paddle Handles offer a clean, fastener-free appearance that’s both professional and functional.
  • Pooched Bumper improves traction and give you sure-footed access to the cargo area. Bumpers are galvannealed steel for outstanding corrosion resistance, and are available in multiple styles.
  • Hidden Hinges are designed to resist forcible entry, and provide the ultimate in clean, professional appearance.
  • Slam-Action Tailgate is easy to open and shut with a pickup-style latch and slam-action closure, and includes a Stainless Steel polished handle on Classic II.
  • Seamless Wheelhouse Panel gives dirt, moisture and corrosives fewer places to collect.
  • Undercoated Aluminum Understructure helps to protect against long-term wear and corrosion while helping to keep the service body at a lower weight. Standard on aluminum service bodies and vans.
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Compartment Doors on the aluminum service bodies are designed for strength and tested for reliability, contributing to a lighter weight, fuel-efficient truck without giving up on durability.

Get the durability and strength of premium steel to take on the toughest jobs. Reading’s innovative locking system and an abundance of storage secures and organizes your tools. Built to last for the long haul.

STEEL CLASSIC II

  • LED Lights provide worry-free, low-maintenance service, including clearance, marker, stop, tail, turn and reverse lights.
  • Stainless Steel Rotary Locks With Paddle Handles offer a clean, fastener-free appearance that’s both professional and functional.
  • A60 Galvannealed Steel Construction features a bonded zinc alloy surface that is exceptionally hard, scratch resistant and corrosion resistant.
  • Galvanized Shelves are designed for heavy-duty usage, and can be accessed fully between all vertical compartments.
  • Hidden Hinges are designed to resist forcible entry and provide the ultimate in clean, professional appearance. 
  • Seamless Wheelhouse Panel gives dirt, moisture and corrosives fewer places to collect.

The Reading SL Service Body is a rugged workhorse built with exceptional craftsmanship and premium materials. Get more body for your money with a long list of standard features. Resists rust and corrosion for year after year of dependable service.

SL SERIES

  • Slam-Action Tailgate is easy to open and shut, with  a treadplate working surface to provide sure-footed access to the loadspace.
  • Heavy-Duty Compartment Doors are made from A60 galvannealed steel for both inner and outer panels. Doors are internally braced to resist deflection and provide long-lasting durability.
  • The body’s Powder-Coat Finish is electrically-bonded to surfaces and melted to form a durable, corrosion-resistant finish. Produces a brighter finish that resists corrosion, chemicals, humidity, scratches, chips and UV damage. Standard on all service body models.
  • The Aluma-Fill Cup is an all-aluminum dish around the fuel cap protects the body from accidental nicks and scratches during refueling, and is more durable than typical plastic brackets.
  • Removable Stainless Steel Tailgate Knee Braces hold the tailgate open instead of cables, allowing the tailgate to fold out completely flat for easy access to the cargo area.
  • ‘Pooched’ Bumpers improve traction and give you sure-footed access to the cargo area. Recessed bumpers provide easy access to a trailer hitch.

Reading’s Mechanic Service Body Series is for, you guessed it, mechanics, who work in the most demanding jobsites and need something other than the typical service body. Loaded with impressive standard features including a heavy-duty ladder-frame understructure.

MECHANIC SERIES

  • Three-Point Locking when the handle is in the closed position.
  • Flush-Mount Doors give the body a clean appearance and a smooth surface for applying company graphics. It also creates minimal pry points for added security.
  • Horizontal Cross-Members reinforce the substructure unlike any other body on the market. Every body in the Mechanic Series has a minimum of two.
  • Fully-Integrated Tie-Downs in the substructure of the body sit flush with the cargo floor to provide an unobstructed bed surface.
  • Non-Skid Surface Protection improves traction and reduces the risk of slip and fall injuries.
  • LED Interior Dome Lighting is located on interior ceiling of compartments.

ENCLOSED BODIES

Put a roof on your mobile workshop. Have more storage, more ways to work and more security for tools and equipment. Enjoy long-lasting durability thanks to our legendary craftsmanship.

It’s 50% lighter than comparably-sized steel vans and delivers money-saving fuel economy with increased payload. The enclosed space offers excellent security for your valuables while innovative storage keeps you organized.

ALUMINUM-ENCLOSED BODIES FOR VAN AND LOW-CAB FORWARD CHASSIS

  • LED Lights provide worry-free, low-maintenance service, including clearance, marker, stop, tail, turn and reverse lights.
  • LED Interior Dome Lighting is located on interior ceiling of compartments.
  • Cab Access Door allows personnel to enter the enclosed body from the cab. Quiet, smooth operating, no maintenance, and fully adjustable.
  • Sturdy Swing-Out Rear Doors provide easy access to the enclosed rear cargo area.  Doors are crafted with Reading signature stainless steel paddle handle and rotary lock on the outside, and inside door release.
  • Rear Access Doors make it easy to load and store long items like conduit or piping. The access doors are positioned so the tail lights remain visible when transporting longer material that requires access doors to be open.
  • Stainless Steel Rotary Locks With Paddle Handles offer a clean, fastener-free appearance that’s both professional and functional.
  • The Aluma-Fill Cup is an all-aluminum dish around the fuel cap protects the body from accidental nicks and scratches during refueling, and is more durable than typical plastic brackets.
  • Nitrogen Gas Strut Door Holders installed in every vertical compartment doors.

Enjoy a generous workspace with bright compartment lighting and ample weathertight outside storage. Made from long-lasting heavy duty galvannealed steel covered by an industry-leading 6 year warranty.

STEEL-ENCLOSED BODIES FOR VAN AND LOW-CAB FORWARD CHASSIS

  • Compartment Lighting is automatically activated with Latch-Matic keyless remote controller. Programmed to go off automatically after 10 minutes or when doors are locked. Lights feature impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses.
  • The Aluma-Fill Cup is an all-aluminum dish around the fuel cap protects the body from accidental nicks and scratches during refueling, and is more durable than typical plastic brackets.
  • Two Vertical Internal Braces inside the shelving area provide additional structural integrity and shelf support.
  • Undercoated Steel Understructure features a fully-unitized welding and U-beam girders braced and reinforced at all critical stress points.
  • Rear Access Doors make it easy to load and store long items like conduit or piping.
  • Triple-Protection-Finish Steel is galvannealed, acrylic E-Coat primer processed, and abrasion-resistant for the most durable, corrosion-resistant finish available.

Designed around your needs and built with legendary craftsmanship. Our enclosed body offers protected workspace, carries more payload, organizes your tools and equipment better and works with chassis up to Class 5.

ENCLOSED BODIES FOR TRUCKS

  • The Aluma-Fill Cup is an all-aluminum dish around the fuel cap protects the body from accidental nicks and scratches during refueling, and is more durable than typical plastic brackets.
  • Hidden Hinges are designed to resist forcible entry and provide the ultimate in clean, professional appearance.Heavy-Duty Compartment Doors are made from A60 galvannealed steel for both inner and outer panels. Doors are internally braced to resist deflection and provide long-lasting durability.
  • Nitrogen Gas Strut Door Holders installed in every vertical compartment doors.
  • Dual-Pro Seal System designed to increase clear door openings in every compartment of the body. Large, automotive quality bubble-type seal and mechanical seal provide a dual line of defense against weather.
  • Sturdy Swing-Out Rear Doors provide easy access to the enclosed rear cargo area. Doors are crafted with Reading signature stainless steel paddle handle and rotary lock on the outside, and inside door release.
  • Seamless Wheelhouse Panel gives dirt, moisture and corrosives fewer places to collect.
  • The body’s Powder-Coat Finish is electrically-bonded to surfaces and melted to form a durable, corrosion-resistant finish. Produces a brighter finish that resists corrosion, chemicals, humidity, scratches, chips and UV damage. Standard on all service body models.

CRANE BODIES

Reading’s Crane Bodies are made to tackle the harshest environments and conquer the most challenging jobs; designed to provide unsurpassed power, productivity and safety.

Presenting the latest evolution in Reading’s 40 years of creating crane bodies. Designed for cranes up to 4000 Lbs, the 20-Series crane bodies possess heavy-duty lifting capability in a weight efficient package for efficient operation.

20-SERIES

  • Integrated Tie-Downs within the substructure of the body sit flush with the cargo floor, providing an unobstructed bed surface.
  • Compression Handles are designed with ergonomics in mind, easy to operate with a gloved hand. The compression feature helps cinch the door tight during latching and secures the door in the closed position.
  • Horizontal Cross-Members reinforce the substructure unlike any other body on the market. Every body in the Mechanic Series has a minimum of two.
  • Flush Mount Doors give the body a clean appearance and a smooth surface for applying company graphics. It also creates minimal pry points for added security.

Built to accommodate a 5000 Lb. crane and ready to conquer harsh environments and demanding jobs with safety and ease, Reading’s 25-Series Crane Bodies boast plenty of standard features for working more productively than ever.

25-SERIES

  • Compression Handles are designed with ergonomics in mind, easy to operate with a gloved hand. The compression feature helps cinch the door tight during latching and secures the door in the closed position.
  • LED Interior Dome Lighting is located on interior ceiling of compartments.
  • Internal Hidden Hinges create a smooth body surface and minimal pry points providing more secure storage compartments.
  • External Lighting gives the user 360 degrees of pivotable lighting. Completely weather resistant.
  • Ribbed Inner Panels in the Doors and Floors give the body added strength and rigidity.
  • Non-Skid Surface Protection improves traction and reduces the risk of slip and fall injuries.

Reading’s most innovative crane body, the RM-45, helps you work with more safety and efficiency than ever. A torsion box understructure enables a powerful 45,000 Lb-Ft rating at 100% throughout the lifting zone.

RM-45

  • A Torsion Box Understructure is the ultimate foundation for a strong-lifting, durable body; it resists body twist and enables the truck to deliver 45,000 Lb-Ft lifting movement at full 100% capacity rating throughout the lifting zone.
  • A Headache Rack provides cab protection with a powerful, professional appearance, and it comes welded to the body. Additionally, it includes laser-cut window cutouts for visibility, lights installed on the chassis, mounting locations for on-body work lighting and marker lighting, and allows wiring not to protrude into the tank compartment.
  • Safety Grab Handles deliver three points of contact to make it easy to climb in and out of the rear of the truck. The handles are generously-sized, ergonomically placed, and come standard.
  • Optional ultra-bright LED Work Lighting provides swivel capabilities, and 4500 lumens of brightness. Set of 4 per body; 2 on the headache rack and 2 on the body rear.
  • The Treadplate Surface in the cargo area extends to the bed walls and tops of the side compartments for maximum body surface durability.
  • An automotive-grade Rubberized Undercoating provides superior protection against foreign matter that can damage the understructure of the body.

Reading’s other most innovative crane body, the RM-78, is built on a next generation torsion box understructure that delivers a powerful 78,000 Lb-Ft of lift, and features an easy-to-upfit design.

RM-78

  • External Lighting gives the user 360 degrees of pivotable lighting. Completely weather resistant.
  • Non-Skid Surface Protection improves traction and reduces the risk of slip and fall injuries.
  • Internal Hidden Hinges create a smooth body surface and minimal pry points providing more secure storage compartments.
  • Ribbed Inner Panels in the Doors and Floors give the body added strength and rigidity.
  • Three-Point Locking when the handle is in the closed position.
  • Horizontal Cross-Members reinforce the substructure unlike any other body on the market. Every body in the Mechanic Series has a minimum of two.

DUMP & LANDSCAPE BODIES

Reading’s Landscape & Dump Bodies are ideal for construction, landscape and handling chores around a nursery; made to travel the toughest terrain and to safely load and unload any payload, these bodies drive your business forward.

Haul the maximum payload in the most affordable way while boosting fuel economy with the Marauder dump body. A heavy-duty understructure, rugged steel floor and sidewall construction provide long-lasting durability for working in rugged jobsites.

MARAUDER

  • Rugged Steel Floor comprised of two HRA1011 steel plates is fully welded along the seam, and includes angled sidewalls to floor to eliminate “bridging” of material.
  • Full-Depth Rear Corner Posts include with flame-cut hardware, “banjo eye” chain holders and tarp tension bar receivers.
  • Forward Tailgate Release with an adjustable linkage allows you to dump loads from a safer and more convenient location at the front of the body.
  • Heavy-Duty Tailgate Hardware means steel hinges with grease fittings for lubricating.
  • Single-Lever Drop-Down Tailgate Release is operated with a single, fast-acting lever.

Haul the maximum payload in the most affordable way while boosting fuel economy with the Marauder SL dump body. A heavy-duty understructure, rugged steel floor and sidewall construction provide long-lasting durability for working in rugged jobsites.

MARAUDER SL

  • Rugged Steel Floor comprised of two HRA1011 steel plates is fully welded along the seam, and includes angled sidewalls to floor to eliminate “bridging” of material.
  • Forward Tailgate Release with an adjustable linkage allows you to dump loads from a safer and more convenient location at the front of the body.
  • Single-Lever Drop-Down Tailgate Release is operated with a single, fast-acting lever.
  • Full-Depth Rear Corner Posts include with flame-cut hardware, “banjo eye” chain holders and tarp tension bar receivers.

Get the long-lasting durability you need to work in harsh terrain and perfect for hauling loose, bulk, or skidded materials with Reading’s Landscaper SL body. Available in 9 and 12-Foot models.

LANDSCAPER SL

  • Rear Swing-Out Barn Doors open a full 270 Degrees, and can be held in place with door stays. Doors can be opened and secured with an easy-operating cam-latch handle.
  • Tarp Tension Tie-Down Cleats are positioned on the top of the body for easy door opening.
  • Side Swing Door on the curbside of the body provides a 52-Inch entry to the body with two-point cam lock and handle.

HAULER & PLATFORM BODIES

Move tools, equipment and bulk materials easily and safely with Reading’s Hauler & Platform Bodies. You can customize the stakebed and platform bodies in a variety of ways to fit the way you work.

Haul just about anything on Reading’s sturdy Redi-Dek Hauler. With tie-down rails, a slotted bulkhead and a treadplate floor all made from durable powder-coated steel, you’ll get years and years of dependable service.

REDI-DEK HAULER

  • The body’s Powder-Coat Finish is electrically-bonded to surfaces and melted to form a durable, corrosion-resistant finish. Produces a brighter finish that resists corrosion, chemicals, humidity, scratches, chips and UV damage. Standard on all service body models.
  • Full-Width Rear Apron includes recessed LED tail lamps that are rubber grommet shock-mounted.
  • Top-Mount Lamps on the headache rack improve your truck’s visibility on the road.
  • The Integral Bulkhead includes window cutouts for visibility, and is permanently welded to the body to protect the cab.
  • A convenient and strong External Tie Rail makes cinching and securing your load easy.
  • Textured Deckplate Flooring is formed from durable 12-gauge hot-rolled steel, making it ready for the long haul.

Reading’s Platform Bodies are ideal for hauling bulk materials and pallets. They feature a large, open platform built from steel for strength and long-lasting durability. Quick-release steel stake rack sets allow for easy loading and unloading.

PLATFORM BODIES

  • The 16-gauge A60 galvannealed roll-formed Steel Stake Rack system with lift-out design features 6-1/8-Inch horizontal slats welded to 14-gauge galvannealed steel posts and galvannealed stake rack post retainers, all with a black powder-coat finish.
  • Deep Reinforced Stake Pockets extend from the top to the bottom of the platform rail and are designed to hold optional stakes or body sides firmly in place with minimum rattling. They are reinforced with a heavy-gauge steel box and welded into the side rail.
  • Quick-Release Rack Latches secure racks to stake pockets and to adjoining racks in order to make fast work of removing racks. Simply trip the latch and lift.
  • The front of the body features a hot-rolled Steel Bulkhead with a laser cutout Window.

This is a small overview of the products Reading Truck has to offer. For a complete selection of their products, and a full list of details, check out Reading Truck’s website.