The Guy


We had a guy with a vision


Cadet Truck Bodies has been in business since 1973. Since that time, founder Guy Holden has maintained his original vision for Cadet to be the best truck body manufacturer in the business by continually improving products, listening to customers and exceeding their expectations on a daily basis.

When quality, dependability and customer satisfaction count, Cadet Truck Bodies delivers.

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The Shop


Our Shop


Cadet Truck Bodies are built in a 40,000 square foot facility in the beautiful hills of Chouteau, Oklahoma (Due East of Tulsa).

We would welcome the opportunity to visit with you about our product line and the possibility of becoming a Cadet Distributor, please call (800) 397-2552 today!

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The Guy


Our Bodies


We have 8 standard and custom-built steel truck bodies that serve as a testament to our focus on providing the best truck bodies in the business. We know Cadet has the right truck for you!  Can’t find what you’re looking for?  We can custom build to your specifications.

We are proud to serve Cadet Truck Bodies distributors nationwide and are always welcoming new distributors to the Cadet family.  If you are interested in becoming one, please contact us today!

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Latest at Cadet

Cadet Takes NTEA

Once a year, technical engineering representatives, industry professionals, suppliers, and customers gather together at one place---The NTEA Work Truck Show. At the show attendees have the opportunity to view...

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A New Website for Cadet

Welcome to Cadet's new website! We hope you find it as informative as it is useful in guiding you towards choosing the best truck to meet your needs. We offer...

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Job Opportunities

Cadet Truck Bodies is always looking for talented professionals to join our truck body manufacturing team.

If you don’t see a job listing that fits your skill set, please feel free to submit your application here, or call our office in Chouteau at 918.476.8159 or 800.397.2552.



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Paint Test Wet vs Powder Coat

This year we prepared metal surfaces for our paint supplier to perform a 1,000 hour salt spray test using their brand of powder coat, and the polyurethane wet paint they supply to us. This is a harsh test that proves the durability of a finished product. The results show that wet paint is more durable to harsh environments over time! Wet paint is not only much easier to buff-out and cover when repair is needed, if it does chip it will ONLY chip a small amount at a time (as seen in Figure 1). Cadet is committed to providing the end user being with a long lasting quality finished product. When a powder coat application is scratched it will peel off in sections almost in its entirety (as seen in Figure 2) leaving you with raw steel. When powder coat needs repaired there is a lengthy process to sand down, fade out and re-coat the spot. If this is not done at the factory, it will never truly match.

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Figure 1

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Figure 2

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