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Wholesalers consider lighter trucks to help ease driver shortage

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Mickey?s Gary Remley chats with NBWA attendees.

Beer wholesalers at the NBWA Annual Convention this Fall in San Diego took time out from a jam-packed agenda of top shelf speakers and education seminars to visit with Mickey Truck Bodies, their long-time body and trailer supplier.

?Much of the conversation during the convention focused on getting the beer industry – domestic, imports and craft – to pull together to fight market share losses to wines and spirits,? says Gary Remley,

Mickey?s Northeast Regional Sales Manager. ?One of the challenges facing many of our customers is the shortage of qualified CDL drivers. A possible solution that?s generating interest is the use of non-CDL units, like our 6.5-bay and 8.5-bay bodies, which can be mounted on 26,0000 GVW or non-CDL chassis, in lieu of the more traditional 10.5- and 12-bay units used for beer delivery. The smaller trucks are a viable alternative for getting their brands into the points of purchase.?

Beer wholesalers have come to expect delivery solutions from Mickey Truck Bodies, including innovative features like our keyless door locking system. ?Many of our customers attending the show came to our booth not only to talk about potential solutions, but also to thank us for what we have accomplished together,? says Gary.

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