Superior Bodies of Fontana, California built wood, metal and pipe hauling bodies
on Ford and other chassis in the 1950s and 1960s. The single seat
off-highway type cab was typically placed near the center of the chassis,
with the driver surrounded on both sides by a flatbed body designed to carry
extra-long cargo which was held in place by vertical stakes. pp295 Ford
Trucks since 1905 - Wagner
Steve Morehead & M.J. Thornton formed a company to build equipment for the
Steve Morehead & M.J. Thornton formed a corporation named Superior Equipment
Rental Corporation, to manufacture transportation equipment & carry on
The corporate name was changed to Superior Trailer Works. The company began
to concentrate on manufacturing transfer chassis, pup chassis and continued
to manufacture low beds and specialty trailers.
Steve Morehead died and Charles Richards, a son in law and company engineer,
became President. The company continued to manufacture primarily transfers
Redwood Reliance Sales Company purchased the assets of Superior Trailer
Works. JN Pocock, a stockholder of Redwood Reliance Sales Company, ran the
company that molded into Reliance Trailer Company, a company formed to do
business in Southern California.
Superior introduced the new lightweight transfer bodies. The company
continued to distribute the Reliance Product.
JN Pocock and DK Ling purchased Superior Trailer Works from Redwood Reliance
Superior began to manufacture Super Dumps as well as transfers and pups.
continuing to market Reliance.
Superior Trailer Works ceased to distribute the Reliance Products. JN Pocock
purchased the remaining shares of Superior Trailer Works.
Superior Trailer Works introduces superlight transfers. The new lightweight
design wins the Swedish Steel Prize.