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Trailers 101: Everything you ever wanted to know about trailers

What’s the difference between trailer types? Which trailer is best for the job? What regulations do you need to be aware of? It’s surprising how often I get asked these questions as I work with businesses large and small across the nation. […]

Maintenance

Maintenance Minute: Aging Trailers Versus New Trailers

Welcome back to Maintenance Minute! In this edition, we're delving into the world of aging trailers and the important maintenance considerations that come with them. As time goes by, trailers accumulate wear and tear, and understanding when it's [...]

Fleet Management, Equipment

Seeking a New Trailer Leasing Partner? Ask These Key Questions Before Renting

If you're in the market for a new trailer rental or leasing partner, asking the right questions is key. Today, we will share some of the obvious - and not so obvious - ones to keep handy for your next trailer leasing meeting. Want to download a PDF [...]

Equipment, Maintenance

Reefer Trailer Walkthrough

By Miles van Rijn, Regional Operations Manager Curious what a reefer trailer is or what it can do for your business? Watch the walkthrough video or follow the text below for a reefer trailer walkthrough covering the important features, components, [...]

Trailer Jargon

Trailer Jargon

Ever been in a meeting, unsure of an industry term your team used but didn't want to ask? Bookmark this page for a growing list of trailer and industry jargon! # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # 7-Way Connector – The electrical [...]

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EQUIPMENT

Equipment, Maintenance

Dry Van Trailer Walkthrough: Top Components You Should Know About

By Michael Schmidt, Dallas Branch Manager at Premier Trailer Leasing You might think that trailers are the simplest part of your fleet. They’re just [...]

Equipment, Maintenance

Semi-Trailer Tires

What to know & how to take care of them. By Tim Ifland, Vice President of Specialty Equipment [...]

air ride vs spring ride trailer suspension
Equipment

Choosing the Right Suspension for Your Fleet: Air Ride vs. Spring Ride

Plain Talk About A Debate As Old As Trucks and Trailers by Ryan Moenke [...]

Technology

Trailer Sensor Overview: Tech That Keeps You Moving

We hear about connected tech and telemetry in truck transport, but let’s not forget the trailers. Today’s trailers are hardwired with sensors to help [...]

Equipment

Reefer Air Chutes: Yes or No?

Understanding Air Chutes in Refrigerated Trailer Operations [...]

Equipment, Technology

Trailers 101, Trailer Tech 101 & Specialty Trailers 101: What You Need to Know About Semi-Trailers

By Derek Shawen, Vice President of National Account Operations and Special Projects at Premier What’s the difference between trailer types? Which [...]

Fleet Management

Planning Trailer Fleets for Peak Season

By Charlie Willmott, Principal [...]

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance

Reefer Maintenance: Moving the Cold Chain Reliably

By Tim Ifland, Vice President of Specialty Equipment What do bananas from South America, fish from Novia Scotia, cantaloupes from Costa Rica, and the [...]

Equipment, Maintenance

Semi-Trailer Tires

What to know & how to take care of them. By Tim Ifland, Vice President of Specialty Equipment [...]

Equipment, Maintenance

Dry Van Trailer Walkthrough: Top Components You Should Know About

By Michael Schmidt, Dallas Branch Manager at Premier Trailer Leasing You might think that trailers are the simplest part of your fleet. They’re just [...]

Equipment, Maintenance

Reefer Trailer Walkthrough

By Miles van Rijn, Regional Operations Manager Curious what a reefer trailer is or what it can do for your business? Watch the walkthrough video or [...]

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

8 Reasons you should Embrace Trailer Tech

It’s not a new issue. For as long as there have been fleets, fleet managers have faced pressure to make them more efficient by increasing [...]

Technology

Boost Utilization with Cargo Sensing

Cargo-sensing technology can improve trailer utilization and driver retention. Cargo-sensing technology is a hot topic in the trucking industry. The [...]

Technology

Trailer Sensor Overview: Tech That Keeps You Moving

We hear about connected tech and telemetry in truck transport, but let’s not forget the trailers. Today’s trailers are hardwired with sensors to help [...]

Technology

Part 1: The Fleet of the Future

4 upcoming technologies that will revolutionize the way you manage your fleet. General Motors' chairman and CEO Mary Barra famously stated, “The [...]

Technology

Part 2: The Fleet of the Future

How can data help predict fleet demand? Telematics—a word that didn’t exist until a few short decades ago – is now commonplace technology and a [...]

Technology

5 Keys to Beat the Trailer Shortage

With demand outpacing supply, you must optimize your existing trailer pool By Bill VonKessel, General Manager at Premier Global supply chain issues [...]

FLEET MANAGEMENT

Fleet Management

Rightsizing Your Trailer Fleet During Uncertain Times

By Bill von Kessel, Vice President & General Manager at Premier Trailer Leasing Truckers know that no day is the same as yesterday, and tomorrow [...]

Fleet Management

Creating a Great Company Culture

Applying Lessons from the Pandemic and the Great Resignation By Navolia Bryant There’s one clear 2020 lesson for businesses: talent acquisition and [...]

Fleet Management

Trailers as Assets: Rent? Lease? Own?

What’s the best strategy to manage your fleet? [...]

Fleet Management

6 Ways to Attract and Retain Drivers

Dealing with the driver shortage requires a new approach. Will the driver shortage ever end? The number of truck drivers is at an all-time high. [...]

Fleet Management

How to Avoid Costly Insurance Claims in One Easy Step

With insurance premiums soaring, Premier’s Loss Damage Waiver is a convenient and affordable alternative to the high cost of physical damage [...]

Fleet Management

3 Ways to Cope with Roller Coaster Market Conditions

In uncertain, shifting market conditions, predicting shifting consumer demand or the next move in international trade may be impossible, but there [...]

Fleet Management

To Meet Future Trailer Demand, Plan Ahead or Get Left Behind

With demand for equipment high and expected to remain high, now is the time to plan for your future trailer needs. [...]