Commercial trucks, which typically log thousands of miles each year, are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, which can lead to a variety of truck body, chassis and trailer issues over time.
Some of the most common body issues with commercial trucks include:
- Rust: Rust is a major problem for commercial trucks, especially those that are used in harsh climates. Rust can cause the bodywork to weaken and eventually fail.
- Dents and scratches: Dents and scratches are another common problem with commercial trucks. They can be caused by a variety of things, such as accidents, debris on the road, and careless loading and unloading.
- Damaged lights: Commercial trucks have a lot of lights, which are essential for safety. Damaged lights can make it difficult to see at night and can increase the risk of accidents.
- Cracked windshields: Cracked windshields are a common problem with commercial trucks. They can be caused by a variety of things, such as rocks thrown up from the road, accidents, and hail.
- Damaged bumpers: Bumpers are designed to protect the bodywork of a commercial truck in the event of an accident. However, bumpers can also be damaged by other things, such as debris on the road and careless loading and unloading.
If you notice any of these truck body or trailer issues with your commercial truck, it is important to have them repaired as soon as possible. Allowing these issues to go unrepaired can lead to more serious problems down the road.
The most common truck body repairs include:
- Dent repair: Dent repair can be done using a variety of methods, including paintless dent removal and traditional dent repair.
- Scratch repair: Scratch repair can be done using a variety of methods, including touch-up paint and wet sanding.
- Bumper repair: Bumper repair can be done using a variety of methods, including welding, bonding, and replacing the bumper.
- Welding: Welding is a common repair for truck bodies. It can be used to repair dents, cracks, and holes.
- Bonding: Bonding is a type of repair that uses adhesives to join two pieces of metal together. It is often used for repairing dents and cracks.
- Replacement: In some cases, the damage to a truck body may be so severe that it requires replacement. This is usually the case for major damage, such as a collision or fire.
The cost of truck body repair will vary depending on the severity of the damage and the type of repair that is needed. It’s important to get quotes from a truck body repair facility like All American Sleeper before making a decision.
All American Sleeper carries the most complete line of truck body parts in Central Florida. We carry parts for all the major truck body manufacturers including but not limited to Morgan, Supreme and Smyrna, to name just a few. We carry a complete line of truck body parts from roofing, rails, top radius, roof bows, corner caps, flooring, door panels, door kits and all door hardware.