When the best army in the world searched for a refrigerated truck body for its food distribution needs, the selected model had to meet specific requirements to qualify as a support vehicle on overseas assignments. After an extensive analysis of different manufacturers, the United States Army chose Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies (JRTB) as their approved supplier.
Qualifying to be a supplier for the armed forces is no easy task. Multiple audits and inspections are completed before and after the product is manufactured. These vehicles will be deployed overseas so the end user has to rely on the integrity and durability of the product. The manufacturing team in Rice Lake was very focused on delivering the complete vehicle on time for this contract. Johnson's manufacturing team also worked very closely with the chassis OEM, Navistar, to coordinate the logistics of the power units pre- and post-production.
"Although comparatively speaking, the specs could have been produced by other competitive truck body manufacturers, the end user was very focused on three key factors that made Johnson's composite construction the best choice for their needs: durability, thermal efficiency, and low cost of ownership," says Eduardo Navarro, Director of Business Development for Johnson.
Spec'ing and building truck bodies using composites gave the end user the right combination of payload capacity and strength. The customer was especially pleased with the "fit and finish" of the trucks.
If Johnson can build a refrigerated truck body that tackles the hard conditions of overseas assignments and supports our troops, imagine what it can do for your business.
No matter what you transport—produce, dairy, ice cream, ice or food—Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies delivers.