2018 Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing

Posted on 14th Feb 2019 09:47:12

Ford Transit

You’ll have noted; there’s a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment. With concerns over the economy, political strife and our relationship with Europe, you’d think there’s no positive news to fuel our optimism. 

Bucking this trend, news from the commercial vehicle manufacturing sector shows that 2018 was a very successful year for the sector. And while there may be rocky times ahead the past year has been a high water mark for the commercial vehicle body builders industry. 

Here are the headlines.

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Are You A Heavy Goods Driver?

Posted on 7th Feb 2019 10:18:59

are you a heavy goods driver

There are loads of significant advantages to being a commercial driver. The flexible hours, the overtime pay, or visiting new and exciting places both in the UK and abroad. Indeed, many drivers list these parts of the job as the ones they enjoy the most.

Looked at from the outside, these things do look good. There’s no boss continually looking over your shoulder – great! You can listen to your favourite shows on the radio – brilliant. What’s not to like?

And with the continuing advances in commercial vehicles from innovative truck body builders, the job’s becoming increasingly easier and more comfortable.

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FORS Launch New Fuel Management And Winter Driving Guides

Posted on 23rd Jan 2019 09:59:13

FORS Winter Driving Guide

Commercial driving is a tough business. It takes a certain kind of person to travel the thousands of annual miles the job entails. Even in good conditions, it’s an exacting trade and the onset of severe winter weather brings additional challenges to the role.

That’s why the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) winter driving and fuel efficiency guides are so useful. These publications offer a comprehensive digest on how fleet drivers can mitigate the worst of the winter weather on both themselves and their vehicle. The accompanying fuel management guide covers the essential knowledge and skills required to drive in a way that promotes fuel efficiency.

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TRAILAR Awarded Most Innovative Product At FTA Logistics Awards

Posted on 15th Jan 2019 15:51:45

TRAILAR awarded most innovative product

In life, it’s so important to have loyal and trusted friends. People you can rely on to give you the help you need to meet your goals and solve problems. That’s why at Truckcraft Bodies were pleased to have partnered with TRAILAR in the development of our new generation of delivery vehicles.

And with TRAILAR’s recent success in the Freight Transport Association (FTA) awards for the ‘most innovative product’ category, it’s great to know we’re using the very best solar technology a truck body builder company can source.

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Truckcraft Bodies New Fridge & Freezer Bodies

Posted on 10th Dec 2018 23:01:47

New fridge freezer bodies

There was a time when the only refrigerated vehicle you would see on a regular basis would be an ice cream van. Hordes of excited kids would flock towards the van’s chimes begging their parents to buy them an icy treat.

Nowadays, temperature-controlled vehicles are a common sight on our roads. Home grocery deliveries happen in neighbourhoods every day bringing frozen and ambient foods to our doors in perfect condition. Most people probably don’t know, or think, about the refrigeration technology that supports this modern way to shop.

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Is Your Business Prepared For The Ultra-Low Emissions Zone?

Posted on 4th Dec 2018 11:15:40

ULEZ - Ultra-Low Emissions Zone

Things are changing in the Capital. From April 2019 new emissions legislation will add to the costs of busy transport companies who make regular trips to central London. These increases will be especially acute for those whose truck fleet is especially old.

The current ‘T-Charge’ that operates in central London is to be expanded to cover all areas within the North and South Circular roads by October 2021. It will be known as the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone or ULEZ.

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Lower CO2 Emissions And Save Up To 5% On Fuel Efficiency

Posted on 28th Nov 2018 10:16:08

Lower CO2 Emissions


We can’t ignore the growing evidence. Climate change is affecting every one of us in some small way. And the effects on our planet are becoming alarmingly apparent. The news regularly tells us of the ongoing impacts of global warming on the oceans, on our wildlife, our rainforests and the Arctic.

It’s becoming worrying, and it’s clear we all have to do something to make a difference. To try to change the path we’re on.

This is why Truckcraft Bodies are taking a leading stance in the commercial vehicle industry. As an innovative company, we are continually looking for ways to help the transport sector to become a good global neighbour and save money for your business.

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A New Generation of Delivery Vehicles

Posted on 15th Nov 2018 11:06:49

New Generation of Delivery Vehicle


Greater Manchester’s Truckcraft Bodies are delighted to have collaborated with TRAILAR to develop a new generation of delivery vehicles. As commercial body builders committed to innovation and ongoing product development, the collaboration with TRAILAR will result in a unique, low-entry, 3.5-ton refrigerated vehicle.

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Featuring article in TCS&D

Posted on 29th Oct 2018 14:32:34

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Bespoke Vehicles

Posted on 9th Aug 2018 16:37:53

Curtain Sided body with Moffett Mountin Kit & Sliding Roof

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Keeping you cool whilst temperatures soar

Posted on 24th Jul 2018 14:11:41

The Low platform fridge body

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Official Approved DHL Supplier

Posted on 5th Jul 2018 12:10:03

We have officially become an Approved DHL supplier.

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Truckcraft Bodies 15th anniversary

Posted on 9th Mar 2018 11:33:43

Paul Leary, Legend in the making!

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Our Renault Range

Posted on 20th Feb 2018 10:10:21

View our Renault Range

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Fun at the races

Posted on 3rd Oct 2017 15:46:39

We Had a Lovely time at the races.

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Why Truckcraft Bodies?

Posted on 1st Jun 2017 12:33:36

Why invest in truck craft? 

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Welcome to Truckcraft Bodies

Posted on 22nd Aug 2017 14:56:57

We make all truck bodies and we will do more next year

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