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Quality Customer Service??

Jan 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Larry Roach posted in Trailers, Truck Bodies


What is "Quality?" 

The dictionary defines Quality as: peculiar and essential character; degree of excellence; superiority in kind merchandise of quality. Excellence and superiority are values for which we strive, and I think it’s fair to say that a level of quality matters to most of us in our daily lives. 

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“On a truck…”

Dec 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Larry Roach posted in Truck Bodies


Did you ever think about it? How do our everyday items get to us? Do they just “magically appear” at the door, or at the store?

Not a chance! Actually, the majority of the things we use in our daily lives have been brought to us, at some point in the delivery process, by truck. According to American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry handles over 70% of all freight in the United States. In America, we love our trucks, and we’ve built nearly 4 million miles of roads to drive them on.

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A Work Truck, Courtesy of Uncle Sam

Nov 15, 2018 10:52:51 AM / by Larry Roach posted in Trailers, Truck Bodies


Section 179 is a depreciation schedule on steroids.

Have you been enjoying a good year financially with your company? Are you anticipating a higher income tax bill as a result of this good year? If so, you will want to consider investing in new equipment (like a truck body installed by Hostetler Truck Bodies and Trailers for your new or existing vehicle) while taking advantage of Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code.

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Truck Dealers – Here’s How We Can Help You Sell More Trucks

Jul 2, 2018 8:51:06 AM / by Brian Ketchem


I have talked with many commercial truck salespeople over the years, and I can tell you (no surprise!) that the most important thing for them is simply to sell trucks.

To do that, they must understand and communicate the value of that vehicle to the prospect. Some truck components have widely-understood (if limited) value. The tires will help get you where you’re going, and perhaps improve the quality of your ride. The windshield wipers will improve visibility in inclement weather. The brakes will help ensure you can stop when you need to.

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