The Advantages of a Cab and Chassis Truck

January 11, 2023

Cab and chassis trucks are vehicles that only have the cab end complete with the bed of the truck stripped bare.

Instead of having a box bed in the back, there is just a reinforced platform meant to be completed with any number of aftermarket products, depending on the needs of the buyer.

There are countless reasons why a cab and chassis truck would be a great purchase, but we’ll just go over a few of the main ones.

Reasons to Purchase a Cab and Chassis Truck

Much Higher GVRW

Chassis cab trucks have a significantly higher gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and payload capacity. With the rear axle rated significantly higher than anything you’d find in a standard truck.

Better Fuel Economy

Manufacturers know just how important fuel economy is for commercial truck drivers. This is why almost every chassis truck will be equipped with a larger fuel tank for fewer stops and better fuel mileage. This is especially true if the truck is being driven with just the bare chassis.

But, obviously, fuel economy is largely dependent on payloads. If you’re towing a large vehicle or using equipping the chassis with a dump bed, the fuel mileage will dip. But all things being equal, chassis trucks outperform comparable standard trucks in fuel economy.

Longer Lasting Vehicles

If you’re just in the market for pure power and torque, then a chassis truck might not be for you. But if you want dependability and a truck than can last for years and years, it’s hard to do better than the chassis.

The lack of torque and horsepower is by design in these vehicles. By keeping these features a little lower, they ensure that the engines will last far longer than traditional trucks and will keep your business running smoothly for years.


As you can imagine, one of the greatest benefits for cab and chassis trucks is the ability to mold what it’s used for. That can mean adding a flatbed, adding a dump bed, a service body, etc.

Whatever you need the truck to be, a chassis cab can be molded to your will.

Contact Robertson Truck Group

If you’re looking for used cab and chassis trucks for sale near Columbus, Ohio, the Robertson Truck Group has just what you’re looking for.

Robertson Truck Group has been serving Central Ohio for the last 25 years by providing excellent deals and excellent service to owner-operators and fleet owners alike.

Robertson’s has a wide selection of used medium-duty cab and chassis trucks for sale in Ohio. So no matter what your budget is, we have a truck that will be perfect for you and your fleet. Contact us today.

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