Load King has been producing quality specialty trailers since 1956. They built a reputation for designing, manufacturing, and marketing top-quality custom and standard model products.
Acquired by Custom Truck One Source
In February of 2016, Custom Truck One Source acquired Load King. The company is a single-source supplier for utility and heavy equipment industries. They focus on sales, rental, parts, equipment customization, remanufacturing and installation, as well as aftermarket services.
“Load King has been and continues to be a great asset for our team. They further enhance the already-compelling equipment portfolio Custom Truck has to offer. Their addition has demonstrated our continued commitment to becoming the leading provider of solutions and selection from cradle to grave for the heavy equipment as well as the utility industries.”
Load King’s general manager, Jim Peterson, said, “We are thrilled to be a part of Custom Truck. We look forward to participating in its continued growth by delivering the renowned specialty trailers on which Load King has built its reputation.”
A Past, Present, and Future of Innovation
Despite its storied history, this company shows no sign of slowing down. It has been recognized multiple times in previous years for industry and product innovation. Most recently, in January of 2021, Construction Equipment Magazine named two Load King products in its Top 100 New Products list, the longest-running awards program of its kind in the industry. Each year, their panel of expert editors evaluate products introduced over the previous months. They choose the top 100 based on innovation, advanced technology, product improvement, safety, and level of competitiveness in its field.
The first Load King recognition was for the Voyager® Series of mechanics bodies, which includes the Voyager® I, Voyager® II, and Voyager® P. The second is for the 60-ton 503-605-SS-SF Hydraulic Detach Lowboy Trailer for the second consecutive year.
“By leveraging Custom Truck’s leadership [in the vocational realm and its proximity to operators] and merging Load King’s manufacturing expertise and innovative design, we can efficiently penetrate and influence the equipment markets with superior offerings,” said Ben Link, Executive Vice President of Production and Supply Chain.
Above all, their strategy is to continually innovate with the end-users needs in mind. This will allow Load King to build upon their history while charting an innovative course for the future.