Morgan Corporation, North America’s premier designer and producer of light- and medium-duty truck and van bodies, announces the expansion of its NexGen ‘Next Generation’ product line.
In addition to its highly successful dry freight and refrigerated (reefer) bodies, Morgan has now introduced a medium- or “mid-temp” unit that is geared towards markets that require consistent temperatures control from 35 F. through 75 F. The units can be either cooled or heated based on the application. The new mid-temp body provides an effective delivery solution for florists, bakeries, caterers, wine merchants, produce suppliers, art/auction houses and many others.
During Q3, 2017 Morgan will also be demonstrating a prototype Home Delivery truck body that will incorporate the same design features as the existing line of NexGen bodies. With multiple curbside loading/unloading compartments of varying temperatures that allow for the transportation of frozen foods, fresh groceries like dairy and produce, as well as packaged goods, the NexGen Home Delivery body will be poised to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Final Mile transportation industry. The first public display of this new body design will be at the International Foodservice Distributor Association (IFDA) conference at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington DC from October 15th through the 17th.
Featuring advanced design and cutting-edge materials, MORGAN NexGen bodies are 15 - 20 percent lighter than current industry truck bodies, yet carry 400 – 600 lbs. of increased payload than similarly-sized bodies. Their sleek design and advanced materials result in better fuel economy, increased cargo capacity, and better resistance to the elements for a lower overall cost of ownership and a faster ROI.
The lightweight body is built of non-corrosive materials to inhibit rust and keep the truck looking better and lasting longer. Built for durability, the NexGen body boasts innovative features including a stain-resistant phenolic flooring in the dry freight body and an aluminum “silent floor” in the reefer. Leak-free sealed joints keep product, cargo, or tools dry because NexGen bodies are designed with elastomeric gaskets in the connection profiles that provide the ultimate protection from water intrusion. Add in hard-mount installation brackets versus U-bolts and these innovative features increase the user’s up-time by minimizing repairs and maintenance.
NexGen’s sleek wall design enhances the customer’s image. Unlike standard bodies, NexGen provides a blank canvas – a sleek, rivetless and seamless design - to easily install graphics that highlight a company’s brand. Current production is available from Morgan’s Denver, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; and Riverside, California plants with additional production rollouts planned for 2018.
For more information about MORGAN NexGen truck bodies, visit https://www.morgancorp.com/refrigerated/nexgen/features.php.