Shyft shows off new work truck products in online GM event

NOVI—The Shyft Group (Nasdaq: SHYF), formerly known as Spartan Motors Inc., the builder of specialty vehicles for commercial and retail market, announced it would showcase the new Severe Duty service truck body of its Royal Truck Body brand during the General Motors Virtual Solutions Summit.

The online expo is available for GM fleet customers through Dec. 31 at

Royal Truck Body’s new Severe Duty body, built to fit GM’s medium duty truck class, is available on Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500, and 6500 chassis models, and includes a five-point  lock system, 10-gauge steel and Line-X’d box tops, 3/8-inch tread plate steel floors, and more.

“Since day one, Royal Truck Body has established itself as the go-to service body for contractors and other professionals concerned about performance and perception,” said Steve Guillaume, president of Shyft Specialty Vehicles. “With its durable construction, high luster appearance, expert fit and finish, and ample storage space, these trucks don’t demand trade-offs between hard work and good looks. We look forward to bringing Royal Truck Body’s Severe Duty service body to the market and appreciate General Motors’ providing the platform to accomplish just that.”

Alongside the Severe Duty truck body launch, The Shyft Group’s Utilimaster brand will be showcasing its purpose-built cutaway Utilivan during the summit, supporting the growing parcel delivery segment. Utilimaster’s Utilivan can be built on either a GM or Ford cutaway chassis, and is available in 10- to 18-foot lengths.

For more information about Royal Truck Body or Utilimaster, visit The Shyft Group.

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