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Instead of supplying the customer with a factory pre-assembled flatbed, cargo container, or other equipment—the customer is given the vehicle with just "chassis" rails and a "cab". This allows the customer to assemble any desired aftermarket equipment—for instance, fire apparatus, an ambulance, towing equipment or a recreational vehicle conversion package—which can be customized for the specific needs of the customer.
Cab chassis must be distinguished from Cutaway van chassis. Cutaway van chassis have specific components at the rear whereas chassis cabs usually do not have additional components.
Aftermarket equippers, including coachbuilders, often make their own packages that can be ordered for the truck.
- "2017 Ford® Super Duty® Chassis Cab Truck | Over 12 Million Miles of Testing | Ford.com". www.ford.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
- "2017 Sierra 3500HD Chassis Cab Truck | GMC". gmc.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
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