A dry freight truck, or dry van trailer, is usually a small truck with a container mounted behind its cab chassis to transport goods. They are often used to carry small goods for home delivery and courier service. To keep the stability and durability of the transportation, the containers (truck bodies) are required to be solid and tough, while they cannot be too heavy. This is really a challenge to the materials of the van box (body panels).

Traditionally, aluminum seems to be the best choice among metals. For example, it can withstand 5 times the impact of steel without failing. It’s also quite lighter than other metals. Actually, the material of dry freight body panels can be further improved by composites if less weight and more strength are demanded. The fiberglass composite sandwich panel is one of the ideal choices for truck body panels.

Dry Freight Body Panel
Dry Freight Body Panel

TOPOLO offers a wide range of fiberglass sandwich panels for dry freight trucks

Fiberglass Plywood Sandwich Panels

Plywood is a structure made up of multiple layers of overlapping wooden boards. This structure not only improves the strength of the board, but also increases the utilization rate of wood. The most prominent advantages of using plywood as dry truck box panels are high structural strength, relative ease of processing, and relatively low manufacturing costs. Its disadvantage is that it is prone to moisture, deformation and rot. If not properly maintained, its service life will be greatly shortened.

Fiberglass PET Foam Sandwich Panels

As a substitute for plywood, PET foam is waterproof, lightweight, high-strength, does not rot, and is easy to process. At the same time, PET foam, as an environmentally friendly and recyclable foam material, is also very consistent with the current green and environmentally friendly development concept.

Fiberglass PP Honeycomb Panels

Using PP honeycomb as the core material can greatly reduce the weight of the dry cargo truck body. Glass fiber honeycomb panels are both high-strength and lightweight, impact-resistant, waterproof, moisture-proof, and non-deformable. They are very suitable for making the body of dry cargo trucks. Its service life is very long, usually more than ten years.

Customized Dry Freight Body Panels

TOPOLO experienced team can help you choose the most suitable sandwich panel for your dry truck body.

  • Enhanced durability, stiffness, and strength.
  • Lightweight and cost-saving.
  • Quick and easy to assemble.
  • Moisture resistance throughout the panel, not just on the surface.
  • Seamless, fastener-free lamination improving aerodynamics and increasing fuel efficiency.
PET panels for dry freight trucks
Plywood panels for dry freight trucks