Altec unveils new lightweight bodies at 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show

May 15, 2017
Altec featured its newly launched service truck products with a focus on lightweight materials at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show (Mar. 14-17).

Altec featured its newly launched service truck products with a focus on lightweight materials at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show (Mar. 14-17). The company is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs and tree care markets.

“Our industry continues to see a strong demand for lighter bodies that maximize payload while decreasing fuel consumption,” says Justin Chandler, Altec sales manager. “With this in mind, we’ve strategically designed composite bodies that meet the needs of our customers and their various work applications.”

Included in the show’s lightweight lineup was Altec’s fiberglass Service Crane Truck modeled after the existing Mobile Service Truck used by Altec Service Group. The truck features an integrated steel crane support structure, master body locking system, boom support and fiberglass shelving.

Also on display were Altec’s new low clearance, fiberglass enclosed body designed to maximize interior height for greater storage. The enclosed body has a lower profile for parking garages and incorporates Altec’s integrated core material, dropping excess weight.

Altec featured steel, aluminum and fiberglass products at this year’s show. “Because we offer all three industry materials, we don’t have a bias,” adds Chandler. “Altec provides the best solution for our customer’s needs, whether it’s weight, cost or corrosion that is most important.”

Altec notes that its line of specialized vehicles "offers the total value of single source manufacturing and installation with complete engineering integration of the body, chassis and mounted equipment. From concept to delivery, customers can work directly with Altec in all aspects of purchasing and owning a service truck," adds a company presser. "From financing, training and maintenance to disposal, one company handles it all."

For information on Altec’s full line of truck bodies and equipment, call (800) 958-2555, contact [email protected], or visit The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

Ed. Note -- The company's service trucks are frequently resold at high value. Here's a recent video from Utility Fleet Sales demonstrating one of Altec's flagship telecom bucket trucks, the AT200.

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