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Compact News Truck

AMT’s Compact News Truck offer the ultimate in affordable urban reporting.​


Designed for efficiency and a nondescript profile in any urban environment, AMT’s unobtrusive Compact News Truck conversions provide multimedia journalists and CNG platforms with the ultimate in low-cost, low-profile news gathering. Compact News Trucks are a great ergonomic alternative to full-size News Vans by offering today’s reporters and MMJ’s with inverter systems and edit desks in an affordable, modular approach.

Sports utility vehicles have an iconic off-road worthiness, and AMT brings that 4×4 nimbleness to the broadcast industry outfitted with mobile weather systems, Ku/Ka-iP satellite links, CNG (cellular bonding), and live mobile radar systems. Perfect for storm chasers and multimedia reporting, AMT’s Compact News Trucks turns “low-cost” into “challenge accepted”!

  • EXCLUSIVE MVP-E™​​Lithium LiFePO4 Battery Systems​​
  • 1.2-5KW Power Systems​​
  • ENG / DSNG / IPNG Capable​​
  • Reversible Conversion
  • Available Rack Ready or Turnkey
  • Storage Shelving​
  • Interior LED Lighting
  • Ultra Compact Build
  • 4-Wheel Drive
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Kit​​
  • Exterior LED Scene Lights

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When you need to be on the air from anywhere, your mobile broadcast equipment is your lifeline. AMT designs and builds mobile communication vehicles with easy-to-use system integration that gets new-age tech on the streets. Built by broadcast engineers — we understand the mission.

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3M™ Safety Window Film

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films make glass harder to penetrate and holds shattered pieces in place, helping keep both people and property safe from dangers posed by intruders, severe weather, and broken glass.

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3M™ Window Tint

Stop prying eyes from scoping out your expensive broadcast equipment! AMT will tint all windows to the maximum legal limit in your state with 3M™ Window Films (between 5-50% visible light transmission). Window tints also reject heat and UV rays while reducing glare.

Roof Deck Assy

You have the need — we have the fabrication capabilities! Full-length roof decks create space for roof-mounted transmission equipment, weather stations, sensors, cameras, lights, solar panels, and more.

Workspace Modification

Who says Small-Format trucks cannot pack the punch of Mid-Size or even Full-Size NewsTrucks? Not AMT!! We are masters of space utilization and can package technology into small ergonomic workspaces that can utilize all sizes and manners of chassis to fit into your urban environment (and into any budget). Available with Racks, Power Systems to 3KW and Edit Space. Let AMT enhance your fleet or expand your crew cars to do even more!

Graphics Allowance

Whether it’s brand recognition or community engagement, AMT’s experience with graphic customizations are as varied as the nation’s stations. Sometimes being subtle isn’t the mission — AMT’s “kick Ass” designs are for the BOLD.

Security Modification

(News Truck or Crew Car)

Protecting and securing expensive broadcast equipment has been a challenge over the years. AMT can help lock down your gear by utilizing heavy duty partitions, window security screens and camera lockboxes. Available in a Crew Car Only configuration or in tandem with our Compact SUV’s Workspace Modification, rest assured your gear is safe from prying eyes. Ask you AMT rep about our Security Modifications as they vary by model.

ENG Microwave

ENG Microwave

When CNG isn’t the whole answer, AMT has the transmission mode for the job. Our ENG Microwave integrations are essential for the competitive ENG hybrid broadcast vehicle who wants to get the story out there — reliably. Line-of-sight and expert integration is our number one priority.

Rear Cargo Partition

Safely store your essential broadcast equipment in the rear compartment of your vehicle with the added security of our rear cargo partitions. AMT’s installation and fabrication specialists professionally install certified heavy-duty cargo screens and window guards.

Exterior ECP Panel

Exterior Connector Panel

Exterior Connector Panels (ECP) are integrated into the space formerly occupied by the rear glass. This approach limits body penetrations, eliminates corrosion issues and allows “full-size news van” levels exterior connectivity. All panels are engineered to your specific needs.

Custom Storage

Custom Storage

Storage shelving options are as limitless and unique as your station’s requirements, but we have some industry-favorites to share with you too. We’ll work with you to meet your needs — make your specific inquiries or list out your requirements in the “other requests” section.

Road Temperature Sensor - High Sierra Electronics

Road Temp Sensor

Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the mission — real-time surface and air temperatures show on an in-cab display unit with an integrated road temperature sensor. High Sierra’s Mobile Surface Sentinel is a MUST for any application in a Snow/Ice belt. AMT strives for only the ultimate in weather and traffic reporting.

Interior Window Guards

Interior Window Guards

Keep your crew safe and on-mission with added security from our interior window guards. AMT’s installation and fabrication specialists professionally install certified heavy-duty cargo screens and window guards.

POV Cameras

POV Cameras

High-end and high-definition, AMT uses low-profile lipstick cameras for our integrated point-of-view cameras. Let us configure DriveLive™ for your precise application. Available in both internal and external applications, we have the tech to show you the story from every angle.

Weather Station

Weather Station

Collect ultrasonic meteorological data on the go with AMT’s integrated roof-mounted mobile weather station. We use Columbia Weather and Airmar Weather Systems for instantaneous, on-site weather data that provides the tools of the trade to the industry’s weather-chasing broadcast vehicles.

Vehicle Telematic System

Telematic System

Hook up your broadcast vehicle with telematic systems to organize your fleet. Remote site visibility, equipment monitoring, improved workflow, and video-based safety features can all be integrated into your build.

LED Light Bars

LED Light Bars

The story is out there…but can you see it? News can take you to dark regions of storm damage or down dark streets where hazards can be everywhere. Light up the night sky with AMT’s fully customizable LED light bars.

IP / DSNG Satellite

IP / DSNG Satellite

Cover all the bases: As great as cellular bandwidth is, IP satellite ensures you maintain signal continuity in areas of variable or non-existent cell coverage. AMT offers all manners of Ku and Ka Band services to keep you connected.

CNG Cellular Bonding


(Cellular Bonding)

Join the CNG revolution! AMT’s Cellular Bonding packages provide the industry with the most portable transmission methods at the most competitive price. Get your story on the air via the nation’s in-place cellular network.

Custom Radio Console

Custom Radio Console

AMT’s center consoles re-define what is possible in a vehicle designed for on-the-move operation. Camera controls, video switchers, audio track mic with level control, multi-viewers, and IFB are all at the operators fingertips. The entire truck can be controlled without ever leaving the drivers seat!

Rear Camera Storage Locker

Camera Locker

(Rear Storage)

Storage shelving options are as limitless and unique as your station’s requirements, but a popular option is our camera storage locker. We can install customized lockers in the rear of your News Truck for safe equipment storage (give us the specs in the other requests section).

Wireless Camera

Wireless Camera

Set Yourself Free! Transmit and receive HD 4K video from up to 3000′ away with the the latest innovation in 4K wireless transmitter and receiver technologies from Teradek and Wave Central. All kits feature AMT’s exclusive High Gain Antenna Packages for maximum range and flexibility. 2GHz, 5.8GHz or 6.4-6.5GHz COFDM Premium systems available.

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Camera Storage Locker

(rear or main compartment)

Storage options are as limitless and unique as your station’s requirements… but a popular option is our camera storage locker. We’ll install customized lockers in your News Truck for safe equipment storage (give us the specs in the “other requests” section).

Storage Options

Storage options are as limitless and unique as your station’s requirements. Custom Cabinets and Shelving can be adapted to provide secure equipment storage and supplies. Clutter inside the work area or rear storage area is a thing of the past. Talk to your AMT representative about your needs. We have literally hundreds of options available.

Full Length Roof Deck

You have the need — we have the fabrication capabilities! Full-length roof decks create space for roof-mounted transmission equipment, weather stations, sensors, cameras, lights, solar panels, and more.

Strobe Lights

Strobe Lights

Safety is always priority one! News is often reported in hazardous environments, and it’s tempting to be more focused on the story than on the perils of passing vehicles. Our integrated strobe lights warn oncoming traffic that your crew is stopped on the roadside. No truck should be without them.

Roof Mounted PTZ Camera

PTZ Camera

Keep your eye on the sky and your team on the mission with roof mounted cameras able to pan, tilt, and zoom on the scene. AMT provides complete user-friendly integrations for all your visual needs.

Heavy Duty Suspension Kit

Suspension Kit

AMT offers custom exterior modifications that raise the overall height of the vehicle, providing additional undercarriage clearance and heavy-duty suspension support. A heavy duty suspension/lift kit will allow your build to navigate over the toughest terrain to get the job done from anywhere (request a specific height in the other requests section).