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Arista is the best choice for Dry Freight Van Bodies

Dry freight van bodies are very versatile and can be configured many different ways to fit your specific application. There are several sidewall construction types including vinyl sides (Curtainsider) for maximum flexibility. Check out our van body gallery page for an overview of different styles or the Body Options tab below to see what components are available when designing a van body. The How To Build tab can help you think about what options best fit your application and the Brands/Tech Specs tab contains additional information and dimensional specs.

Don’t see what you are looking for? No problem! Our craftsmen excel at providing custom van body solutions to fit your exact specifications. Either way, please feel free to navigate over to our contact information page to discuss your project.

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For a first-hand look at some of the product lines we offer, you can open up any of the following manufacturer brochures. Click on the image to open the PDF file, and once open you can easily save these brochures to your computer's hard drive.

Useful questions to ask yourself when considering a dry freight van body purchase

When it comes time to think about van body options, you may find it helpful if you can answer a basic list of focused questions designed to help steer you through the decision making process. If you are thinking about a dry freight van body purchase soon, try to have answers to these initial questions:

  • What will the cargo be?
  • What size is the cargo and what does it weigh?
  • What length, width and height will best accommodate the cargo?
  • Would attachment points in the floor or walls help secure the cargo?
  • Will a forklift be used to load or unload?
  • Will a pallet jack, carts or two wheeled dolly be used?
  • What dock heights do you interface with?
  • Are vehicles loaded at dock height, the ground or both?
  • Which sidewall construction best fits your application: aluminum, FRP (fiberglass Reinforced Plywood) or MorganPlate, which are bonded polyethylene and galvanized steel panels?
  • Swing or rollup rear door (best for loading dock interface)?
  • Would a side door be helpful, what size, location and street side or curbside?
  • Would a translucent roof make sense for daytime visibility?
  • Or should dome lights be added to or in place of the translucent roof?
  • Would exterior work lights help in loading or unloading at night?
  • Would stainless steel front radiuses give your truck the extra curb appeal you are looking for?
  • Or a stainless steel rear door frame provide the same look at the back in addition to preventing rust and loading dock abrasion of paint?
  • Should the rear bumper incorporate a step or trailer hitch?
  • Will the truck be driven enough miles each year to justify a fuel saving nosecone?
  • Is a special color required or could graphics help turn your truck into a billboard?
  • Are there any height restrictions such as garage door heights?
  • Would a walkramp help facilitate loading or unloading?
  • Would a power liftgate make sense?

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