FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs you should know about doing business with J&B Truck Body Inc. Please click on sections below to see FAQ about different bodies we offer.

Cut-A-Way

What is a cutaway body?
The term cutaway is actually slang for dry freight van. The bodies are basically the same, consisting of a “box” made out of aluminum or FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plywood). The difference comes in the type of chassis the bodies are mounted on. A cutaway body is mounted on a van chassis, whereas a dry freight van body is mounted on a truck chassis. Additionally, cutaways can have a bulkhead sliding door to allow pass-through from the cab to the body, which is not possible with a van body.

What material is better for a cutaway, Aluminum of FRP?
Both materials have pros and cons, it depends on your preference. Aluminum is slightly more expensive on a new body, and easier to damage. However, it is much less expensive to repair when it is damaged. FRP is initially less expensive, harder to damage, and more expensive to repair. FRP also provides a smooth surface that lends itself well to graphics.

What do I need to know before requesting a cutaway body quote?
You will need to know the make, model, and year of your cab and chassis. You also need to know whether it has single or dual rear wheels. You also need to know the “cab to axle” (CA) measurement. The CA is the measurement of the distance from the back of the cab to the middle of the rear axle. This will let us determine what length body can be installed on your chassis.

I need to replace a part on my cut-a-way. How do I get the part?
You can call us at 727-943-8911 or toll-free at 800-330-1229, or go to our parts website.

What is the lead time for cutaway bodies?
Our standard lead time for cutaway bodies is 10-15 business days. The lead time can change depending on any number of various factors. For accurate lead times please contact us.

Dry Freight

What is a dry freight van body?
A dry freight van body is a “box” type body mounted onto a truck chassis. They are built in various lengths and sizes and are constructed out of either aluminum or FRP. Unlike a cutaway body, it is not possible to install a cab to body bulkhead pass-through door on a van body.

What comes standard on a van body?
A rear roll-up door, pine floor, an ICC bumper, a smooth radius front, and two grab handles come standard on all of our van bodies.

What options can I add?
We offer a plethora of additional options to suit your needs. Apitong hardwood flooring, side doors, receiver hitches, stirrup steps, E-Track, and nose cones are some of our most popular options. Much more are available.

What do I need to know before requesting a van body quote?
You will need to know the make, model, and year of your cab and chassis. You also need to know whether it has single or dual rear wheels. You also need to know the “cab to axle” (CA) measurement. The CA is the measurement of the distance from the back of the cab to the middle of the rear axle. This will let us determine what length body can be installed on your chassis.

I need to replace a part on my dry freight. How do I get the part?
You can call us at 727-943-8911 or toll-free at 800-330-1229, or go to our parts website.

What is the lead time on van bodies?
Our standard lead time for van bodies is 3-4 weeks. The lead time can change depending on any number of various factors. For accurate lead times please contact us.