About Panel Truck
Move over delivery van, take a hike pickup truck; there is another way to haul everything from flowers to construction material: the panel truck. Technically, this class of light duty trucks is just a van body built on top of a truck chassis. However, the iconic look and classic appeal of panel delivery trucks goes far beyond the practical. With origins in the mid-20th century, panel trucks are similar in function to delivery sedans and station wagons in that they boast a small frame and open back end capable of hauling a large volume of items. Different iterations of this truck design include hearses and ambulances as well. In fact, the Chevy panel truck, which includes several popular 1950s models, served as design inspiration for the maker's line of SUVs, most notably the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon. Whether your interest is practical or nostalgic, finding a panel truck or its associated parts is easy thanks to the large selection on eBay. With a little imagination, some elbow grease, and a solid body, delivering everything from groceries to wedding cakes is fun and easy with a panel truck.