Collins Builds Better Truck Bodies
Serving Western Canada since 1944
Collins Manufacturing Company Ltd.

Dry Freight Truck & Van Bodies

Collins dry freight aluminum van bodies are the premiere dry freight van body on the market today. They are used by many industries including major lease and rental companies, general freight delivery, home delivery, office supply delivery and courier delivery.

The quality and finish of our van bodies are second to none. We build our bodies using one of the most aerodynamic radius front nose cap systems in the industry. An extremely important feature in this era of high fuel costs.

We offer a full range of options to tailor your van body to your specific business requirements.

Rear barn doors
Roll up door, tukaway gate
Dry Freight vanbody
custom paint
custom paint
roll up side door
Barn doors Fullwidth  ICC
custom paint
Bonded Dry Freight
FRP body
Dry Freight
Dry Freight
dry freight vanbody
Bonded Dry Freight
Stainless steel bulkhead
Bonded Dry Freight
Bonded Dry Freight
Safety Grip Step Bumpers, open drain design
moving body

Build Details

Aerodynamic Nose Cap, full 12" aluminum radius
Recessed tail lights in post
Aerodynamic Nose Cap


Dry Freight Inside
Dry Freight Inside
Dry Freight Inside
Dry Freight Inside
Dry Freight Inside
grocery floor
Kickover, doghouse
Dry Freight Inside
access doors, reefer opening
wood slat lining
FRP body
FRP body

Moving Bodies

Dog House, Kick over
Belly Bins
moving body
Melcher Walkramps
moving body
Multiple side doors
moving body
moving body
moving body
moving body
Belly Bin
Side Door Walkramp


Flip Out Step, one tread
ICC fold out step system
ICC folding Step
Step bumper Flip out step
Step bumper Flip out step
flip out side step
Double Side Door
Flip out Step
Waste Tank
Tool Box
Cone Holder
Convex Mirror
Side Door
Melcher Walkramps
Pintal hitch
Folding Piperack
Door Opener
HD recessed hold down
recessed hold downs
Anti Sail flaps
belly bins
Roof Access Ladder
safety beacons
Timer Switch
Louvered Vents
Louvered Vents
Narrow barn doors
Side ladder rack

Standard Features

  • New aerodynamic front nose cap system, plastic composite corner caps with aluminum center
  • Aluminum extruded radius vertical posts
  • .040 prepainted (factory baked) white riveted aluminum side sheets
  • Side posts of extruded aluminum Z shape on 16" centers
  • 3/16" aluminum rivets on 2" centers
  • Extruded aluminum upper and lower rails
  • Upper extrusion recess designed for lights and surface wiring
  • Single piece .032 aluminum roof sheet with extruded I-beam bows
  • Satin coat steel rear frame for maximum strength
  • Rear roof water gutter
  • Wax dipped 4" steel I-beam crossmembers on 16" centers with minimum 80,000 lb. yield
  • 2" x 6" tongue and groove fir floor
  • 5" steel channel longsills mounted on 1" hardwood slats
  • One large dome light
  • 3/8" plywood lining on front and side walls
  • One pair of heavy duty mudflaps

Options Available (partial list only)

  • Smooth bonded aluminum sides (no rivets) available in .040 and .063 thickness
  • Various floor materials including hardwood, steel and aluminum
  • Doors including: dry and insulated roll-ups, single and double opening
  • Load track available in E-track, F-track, A-track, Combo-track and tie bar
  • Translucent roof
  • Full paint and undercoating
  • Power tailgates, both in tukaway and railift models
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