Body panels for a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) or other type of commercial truck are the exterior panels that make up the body of the vehicle. They include the front, rear and side panels, as well as any additional panels that may be present such as roof, grille, and bumpers.
These panels are typically made of a durable material such as steel or aluminum and are designed to protect the vehicle from damage and wear and tear. They also play a critical role in the aerodynamics of the vehicle, helping to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.
Body panels can be painted or coated with a variety of materials to provide added protection against rust, corrosion and other environmental factors, as well as to enhance the appearance of the vehicle. They can also be customized with different designs or logos.
In case of damage, body panels can be repaired or replaced, depending on the extent of the damage. Some of them can be easily replaced by the vehicle owner, but others require professional skills and equipment. It's important to keep the body panels in good condition to ensure the safety and the good appearance of the vehicle.