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Frequently Asked Questions

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

+ Cutaway Bodies
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 onto 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 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.

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 Van Bodies
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 hard wood flooring, side doors, receiver hitches, stirrup steps, E-Track, and nose cones are some of our most popular options. Many 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 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.

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.
+ Galvannealed
Galvannealed what is it & why it should be used?
Galvannealed is the result from the combined process of galvanizing and annealing the steel. The galvanization is made through the hot-dipping process and gives a very fine grayish matte finish. Galvanneal does not flake off its galvanized coating when formed, stamped, and bent. The very fine matte finish acts like a primer and easily adheres to paint and it is very rust proof. Galvanneal sheets offers good paintability, weldability, corrosion resistance, and formability. It is extensively used in the automobile, signage, electric equipment, and other industries requiring good paintability and long reliable service life.