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Trucks That Are Just the Right Size

Ready for business, these trucks have space to haul it all.

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This story appears in the January 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Need commercial trucks that are beyond pickups but not as mammoth as tractor-trailers? To the rescue: the versatile, rugged stripped/cutaway truck chassis. These are cabs and wheels with customized bodies. You specify the box section appropriate to your business, and the truck manufacturer outsources the order to an automotive body building company.

Most cabs are equipped with amenities such as speed control, tilt steering wheel, anti-lock brakes and seating for three. Prices begin at about $23,000. Among the most popular are the Ford E-Series Cutaway, the Sterling 360 and the Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab.

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