JB Poindexter announces General Truck Body, Transit Corp. acquisitions; partners with Freightliner Custom Chassis, Rivian

JB Poindexter announces General Truck Body, Transit Corp. acquisitions; partners with Freightliner Custom Chassis, Rivian

Acquisitions and new truck body offerings were the talk of JB Poindexter's Work Truck Show press conference.

JB Poindexter & Co. recently announced the acquisition of General Truck Body, and at the Work Truck Show 2024, announced that it is also acquiring Transit Corp. of Quebec.

“This is a chance for us to penetrate a heretofore un-penetrated market in Quebec,” said John Poindexter, CEO and owner. He said these two acquisitions should generate approximately $2.7 billion in revenue for the company in 2024.

General Truck Body is a south-central manufacturer and upfitter of work truck bodies, equipment and custom engineered trucks with three locations in Texas and one in Kentucky. It was acquired by JB Poindexter’s Reading Truck Group business, of which it was already a distributor.

Terms of the Transit Corp. acquisition were not available at the time of publication.

Morgan Olson new partnerships

Another business of JB Poindexter, Morgan Olson, made two announcements at the show as well.

The first was a walk-in step van, Proxima, a Class 5 van on both an EV and ICE chassis (pictured above). It was made in partnership with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

Joe Thompson of Morgan Olson called it “a fantastic new proof of concept for Class 2B through Class 5.”

Body design highlights shared by the company include the following:

  • Integration into mixed-power fleets with platform readiness for both internal combustion and all-electric chassis;
  • Utilization of lightweight, high-quality materials to lower electrical energy draw and increase EV operational range and ICE fuel economy;
  • Digital integration with VX Control technology from EAVX adding connectivity, command and control capabilities; and
  • Vocation-specific cargo configurations .

The second was an EV version of the C250 Class 2 van made in partnership with Rivian. This van (pictured below) was also on display at the show.

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