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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. […]

Fleet Management, Equipment, Maintenance, Article, Video

Maintenance Minute: Navigating Peak Season

Welcome to another Maintenance Minute! Today, we're discussing a critical topic: successfully navigating peak season. [...]

Fleet Management, Equipment, Article

Optimizing Your Trailer Fleet: Strategies for Efficiency and Cost Savings

Fleet managers face a steep uphill climb. To be successful in transportation and logistics, you need to drive down costs, increase profitability, and complete runs as efficiently as possible. But when it comes to fleet optimization, it’s not always [...]

Equipment, Maintenance, Article, Video

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, Article

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, Article, Video

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, Article

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, Maintenance, Article

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, Article

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, Article

Reefer Air Chutes: Yes or No?

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

Equipment, Technology, Article

Mastering Semi-Trailers: Your Training Guide Bundle

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Fleet Management

Planning Trailer Fleets for Peak Season

By Charlie Willmott, Principal [...]

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance, Article

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, Article

Semi-Trailer Tires

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

Equipment, Maintenance, Article, Video

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, Article, Video

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, Article

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, Article

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, Article

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, Article

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, Article

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, Article, Video

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, Article

Creating a Great Company Culture

Lessons from Today's Workplace Landscape By Navolia Bryant, Chief People Officer at Premier In the ever-evolving business landscape, one thing [...]

Fleet Management, Article

Trailers as Assets: Rent? Lease? Own?

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

Fleet Management, Article

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, Article

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, Article

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, Article

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. [...]