Sunday, May 03, 2020

Now You See It, Now You Don't

When most people see our truck rolling down the highway, they probably think it's a van trailer, like some of the other semis they see on the road.  But our trailer is actually a platform trailer, a flatbed with a rolling tarping system.  In our industry, it's called a Conestoga trailer.

This type of trailer allows us to carry freight that goes on a typical flatbed trailer and instead of Ed spending hours and hours tarping (yes, it used to take him several hours to secure and tarp a load), all he has to do now is unlock a few latches to roll the tarp open, load the freight, and then roll it closed.


We can haul anything of legal dimensions that will fit on a flatbed trailer.  And because of our custom interior dimension, we can also haul shipping containers - either two 20' foot containers (that's a 20 footer pictured below) or one 40' container. 

The trailer has retractable twist locks to hold the containers on the trailer so no additional securement (like straps) is needed. The tarping system also opens from either end in the same accordion fashion for easy access to the freight.

We hauled this container from Savannah, Georgia to Terminal Island, California.  To see a video of how the tarping system works to cover the container, click HERE




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3 comments:

Ron Walker said...

I watched the video. That's pretty slick!

The Daily Rant said...

It is pretty neat. And Ed doesn’t have to struggle with multiple sized tarps, some weighing up to 80 lbs!

Belledog said...

That is so cool. It could allow more women into the flatbedding sector.