What to know about pickup box removal

From an NTEA member
With the chip shortage, we’re seeing more pickups used for pickup box removal for commercial vehicle applications. What are our responsibilities?
Each year, pickup box removal occurs on tens of thousands of new pickup trucks when the OEM pickup box is removed and replaced with a vocational truck body. It may seem mechanically straightforward to swap one body for another; however, the pickup box plays an important role in the original vehicle’s safety and emissions compliance that cannot be assumed as carryover to another body, regardless of size or shape.

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