Delivering a Higher Standard
Rockport Commercial Vehicles may have been a little later to the Commercial Body manufacturing industry, but it has quickly established itself as a market share leader and preferred supplier of delivery and service vehicles. As a Division of Forest River, Inc., a multibillion enterprise producing the largest portfolio of RVs, Pontoon Boats, Buses, and Cargo Trailers, Rockport operates two commercial body manufacturing facilities. Headquartered in Elkhart Indiana, Rockport just surpassed 50,000 vehicles shipped, while their second location opened in Ocilla Georgia, and has just recently surpassed 10,000 vehicles shipped. Between the two facilities, there are three production lines offering daily production capacity of 65+ trucks per day.
Although Rockport offers a variety of traditional dry freight truck body options up to 28’ in length for delivery needs, their rapid growth and popularity has been driven from superior design and quality of their cutaway chassis product line up. These cutaway chassis platforms integrate to Ford, GM, & RAM chassis offerings creating flexible delivery services and contractor service bodies utilizing attractive cab to cargo walk-through options. Their most popular models, Cargoport (Package Delivery) and Workport (Service Vehicle), offer industry leading lowest entry floor height, reducing fatigue and opportunity for injury. The Workport service body continues to differentiate itself through design. Heavy duty and productivity enhancing equipment continue to make this a contractor favorite. Workport’s intentional design also allows flexible integration to any commercial cutaway or cab chassis.
While consistently proving themselves as a reliable performer for national fleet customers, Rockport continues to focus on how it all started with regional dealer retail, and small fleet business. They have developed large chassis bailment pools through Ford and GM, while also pooling RAM chassis, to allow their dealers access to additional products to support their local business demand. “Through consistent performance over the years, and the support of our great dealer network, we have grown our chassis bailment pools to sizable levels, which has allowed us to continue to grow,” said Caleb Pontius, General Manager of Rockport. “With the challenges for dealers the last several years to get product on their lots, we value the opportunity to help them through our chassis bailment pools.”
When looking at what has contributed to Rockport’s rapid market share growth, it is easy to understand because they consistently offer quality and competitively priced products, delivered in a timely manner. Their flexibility and ability to react to customer needs provides added value to their dealer partners.
For more information about Rockport Commercial Vehicle products, please visit their website at rockporttrucks.com, or call them direct @ 574.295.1022.