Drake Equipment is dedicated to being your fleet solutions and truck equipment provider whether you are a contractor, utility company, a government agency, school district, or small business owner. We provide products and services that enable you to maintain and operate your vehicles, trailers and equipment safely, quickly, and cost-effectively. By manufacturing locally in Arizona, we keep our state and you working while reinvesting back into the local community. We always want to make you satisfied with our work and products so we make sure that our service and quality are the best and can deliver exactly what you ordered‒fast!

As a benefit to our clients, we have on-site manufacturing of service bodies, dump bodies, and flatbeds. Our quality control facility always tests equipment and vehicles prior to delivery so you can be assured that everything works properly. Every single individual on our staff is highly trained to assist you. We pride ourselves on having ASE certified plant managers and technicians. Our sales department is filled with fleet vehicle and upfitting industry veteran sales representatives if you have any questions regarding your truck equipment needs. 

Today, Drake is looking towards a new generation being led by current CEO of Drake Truck Bodies, LLC, Angel Herrera. Angel acquired Drake in 2018 and has been working tirelessly with a dedicated team of employees from the manufacturing department to the sales department to every other department within Drake. We are excited at the new face of Drake for the 21st Century and beyond.


  • National Truck and Equipment Association Verified MVP
  • National Association of Trailer Manufacturers Compliance
  • Arizona Department of Transportation Certified Manufacturer
  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Minority Business Development Agency Member

    Company History

Drake Equipments history started in the early 1900s as Shotwell-Dempster which operated until 1937 at which time the company became Dempster-Drake. In 1942, Drake and Dempster split and has been owned and operated by the Drake family since that time to 2018.

In 1993, Drake Equipment opened a new store in Phoenix, AZ with 7 acres of land with 56,000 square foot building. Then in 1999, another Drake went up in Las Vegas, NV with about an acre of land. We continue to change and grow yet maintain the original values of the Drake brand.

Our customers are the mainstay of our business and many of our customers have been with us since Mr. Drake began doing business. We maintain the highest commitment to customer satisfaction, knowledgeable staff and quality throughout the company.