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Summit Truck Bodies Veterans featured on Military Makeover: Operation Career

Wathena, KS (November 5, 2021) — Transitioning from the military to civilian life brings various challenges. Hosted by Montel Williams, Military Makeover’s Special Edition: “Operation Career” travels the country capturing stories of military veterans who are transitioning out of the military and back to civilian life. The crew from Military Makeover: Operation Career visited the Summit Truck Bodies factory in Wathena, KS, to learn how we support US Veterans and military service members. We are honored to have told our story about two veteran employees’ sacrifice and successful careers at Summit, Chris Walter and Duston Hansen.  Read more…

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Summit’s Quality Management System has been Certified to ISO 9001

Wathena, KS (July 27, 2021) — Summit Truck Bodies, a US manufacturer focused on supplying high-quality, innovative, and comprehensive service truck solutions that exceed customer expectations, announces that the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system.  Summit Truck Bodies certification scope includes design, manufacturing, and assembly of truck bodies at the Wathena, KS facility. Lou Dreon, the Policy and Procedures Supervisor at Summit, is responsible for maintaining the NTEA MVP status and achieving the ISO9001 certification. Read More…

Summut company photo 9 Series truck body

Wathena, KS (July 22, 2021) — At Summit, we give all our truck bodies an STE number to use as an identifier. Recently, we reached the milestone of STE10000. We recognized this by taking a company photo with the truck. The entire Summit team received a t-shirt with a commemorative Summit logo and the words “Together We Can Move Mountains.” We chose this slogan to show gratitude to all the hard-working men and women who helped get here and continue supporting the company’s growth. Many employees have taken the occasion to reflect on how Summit has progressed throughout the years. Read more…

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Summit Truck Bodies Gives First Look at Ground-breaking Product Updates

Wathena, KS (July 19, 2021) — Summit Truck Bodies, an innovator in custom service and lube body manufacturing, is looking forward to showcasing the latest developments in crane safety technology at the world’s largest mining show, MINExpo International, on September 13-15, 2021. Summit’s booth #8555 at the LVCC Central Hall will display the updated Advanced Safety Electronics (ASE) Phase 4 crane control system. We have given you more control from your crane remote, with industry-first functionality. We will reveal the new Gunnison Edition 4×4 service truck package for the Chevy Silverado 6500 HD. Read more …

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Summit Truck Bodies Promotes Chris Walter to Plant Manager

Wathena, KS (June 10, 2021) — Summit Truck Bodies LLC, manufacturer of service and lube truck bodies, announced today the promotion of Chris Walter to plant manager. He is now responsible for all daily operations of the plant, from production and manufacturing, to ensure policies and procedures are followed and the plant consistently runs efficiently and safely. Read more…

Be Sure to Visit Us at MINExpo!

We are looking forward to heading out to Vegas for our first in-person event since CONEXPO last March! We hope you will stop buying to check our service trucks and see our latest product updates. There will be representatives from the Summit Truck Equipment sales team and the Summit Truck Bodies service and parts department there to help you. 

September 13-15, 2021
Booth 8555 Central Hall
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV
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We'll see you at The Utility Expo!

We are excited to be exhibiting for the first time at The Utility Expo this year. We will be located inside the north hall with two service trucks in our booth this year. In addition, as we have for the past two shows, we will again have a service truck in the VMAC Air’s outdoor booth. That truck will have a DTM70-H multipower system that they will use for demonstrations. We will have representatives from the Summit Truck Equipment sales team and Summit Truck Bodies parts sales team in both locations.

September 28-30, 2021
Summit Booth N2343
VMAC Air Booth E815
Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY
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For a registration discount, use promo code: SUM230C

Summit Truck Bodies Renews MVP Status

Wathena, KS (April 2, 2021) – Summit Truck Bodies has successfully renewed its MVP status with the National Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA). Having held MVP status since 2017, the ongoing status and recognition as being a leader in industry excellence reflects our commitment to quality and maintains the credibility we’ve established with fleet managers and dealers in the marketplace. Read more…