When it’s time to choose the right truck service body, you’ll need some specific information and three measurements. Once you have this, you’ll be able to choose from standard service bodies, EC Series service bodies, KSS, line bodies and crane bodies, all made by Knapheide.

Basic Measurements

The three measurements needed are the setback, which must have a minimum of a 3-inch gap between the body and the cab, the wheel base and the cab to axle measurement. To find the wheel base, measure from the center of the front wheel to the center of the rear wheel. To find the cab to axle measurement, measure from the rear outside wall of the cab to the center of the rear wheel.

Truck Information

You’ll also need information about your truck. This information ensures that we have the correct service body that will properly fit your truck. Be sure to have the following:

  • Model year of your truck
  • The make of your truck
  • The model of your truck
  • Whether your truck is a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
  • Whether the rear axle is single or double
  • The type of engine, whether gas, diesel or something else
  • The number of fuel tanks your truck is equipped with, and where they are located
  • The gross vehicle weight (GVWR) of your truck


You can find the gross vehicle weight of the truck on the driver’s side door pillar. This is the total amount of weight that your vehicle, including itself, can carry.

Choose the Type of Body That Best Fits Your Needs

Drake-Scruggs Equipment has several types of bodies so that you are able to choose the type that best meets your fleet’s needs. Body considerations include closed or open load space, truck-mounted equipment and tools, lighting, locking compartments, material and tool handling devices and towing capability.

Materials and Fabrication

Our Knapheide truck bodies are fabricated from high quality materials to make superior end products, including hot rolled steel, A40 galvanized automotive quality steel, wood, cold rolled steel, automotive quality finishing products and tread plate.

Because we at Drake-Scruggs Equipment take pride in our work, all truck bodies must meet our strict expectations of quality materials.

Gather Information

Whether you have one truck or a fleet of trucks, gather the information needed for us to create the best truck body for your needs and give Drake-Scruggs Equipment a call to discuss your truck body needs.