Commercial Truck Equipment Co.

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Commercial Truck Equipment Co.
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Foundation 1947
Location Delta, BC
Area Served Canada
Industry Bus manufacturing
Products Cutaway buses

Commercial Truck Equipment Co. is a Canadian supplier of truck equipment, and former manufacturer of cutaway buses under the name Commercial Body Builders Ltd.


In 1947, Commercial Body Builders Ltd. was established in Vancouver, BC. The company thrived in the manufacturing of truck bodies for telecommunication, hydro, mining, construction, forestry, retail, and service companies.

During the 1990s, the company began to diversify, beginning to produce equipment for the Canadian Military, General Motors, and several large US based utility companies. It also manufactured armored trucks and established the Bus Division following its acquisition of a bus body manufacturer.

Throughout the 2000s and early 2010s, the company acquired various truck equipment suppliers. Due to a lack of demand, the Bus Division was closed in June 2010 and CBB no longer competed in the bus industry. The Bus Division built and delivered its last complete vehicle, BC Transit 2238, in 2009.

In 2013, Commercial Body Builders and all of its acquisitions merged to form one unified company: Commercial Truck Equipment Co., and restructured itself as a distributor of truck equipment. It has since acquired several competitors.

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Transit Buses
Types Articulated Bus · Bus Rapid Transit · Double Decker Bus · Low Floor Bus · Highway Coach · Shuttle Bus · Trolley Bus
Fuel Compressed Natural Gas · Diesel · Diesel-Electric Hybrid · Gasoline · Hydrogen Fuel Cell · Liquified Natural Gas
Manufacturers Alexander Dennis · Blue Bird · BYD Auto · Commercial Truck Equipment Co. · ElDorado National · Environmental Performance Vehicles · Ford · Gillig · IC Bus · Motor Coach Industries · New Flyer Industries · North American Bus Industries · Nova Bus · Optima Bus · Orion International · Prevost Car · Proterra · Scania · Setra · Stewart & Stevenson · Thomas Built Buses · Van Hool · Volvo Buses
VIN Pages Alexander Dennis · American Ikarus · AM General · APS Systems · Blue Bird · BYD Auto · Champion · Crown Coach Corporation · Crown Ikarus · Designline · Eagle · Ebus · ElDorado National · Environmental Performance Vehicles · Flxible · Flyer Industries · Ford · General Motors · Gillig · Graf & Stift · Greenpower Motor Company · IC Bus · Ikarus USA · Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg · Millennium Transit Services · Motor Coach Industries · National Coach Corporation · Neoplan USA · New Flyer Industries · North American Bus Industries · Nova Bus · Optima Bus · Orion Bus Industries · Prevost Car · Proterra · Saab-Scania · Setra · Stewart & Stevenson · TEMSA · Thomas Built Buses · Transportation Manufacturing Corporation · TransBus International · Van Hool · Volvo Buses · Western Flyer Coach