For anyone buying or selling truck equipment, there’s a market change in action that impacts us all. There’s a significant shift away from heavy steel to strong, lightweight aluminum. This is a transition that we’ve witnessed for the last 10 years in aluminum trailers and one that we’re watching play out now with Ford trucks and in the truck equipment industry with many truck equipment manufacturers. Dealers and end users that anticipate this change will benefit the most.
The interest in Aluminum comes from many different angles. Ultimately, what drives it at the truck upfitter level is demand. Through increased education and street-level exposure, end users are asking for aluminum, and they’re asking for a multitude of reasons.