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Essential Tips for Newbies in the Transportation Industry: What You Need to Know About Trailers

If you're new to the transportation industry, you may be wondering what types of trailers are available and what you need to know about them. Whether [...]

Equipment, Maintenance

Maximizing Your Trailer's Performance: A Guide to Proper Shock Absorber Maintenance

Proper trailer maintenance is crucial to ensure safety on the road and to extend the life of your equipment. One important component of trailer [...]


The Benefits of Reefer Liftgates for Your Refrigerated Cargo

We know that a reefer is a trailer that maintains temperature and humidity to keep your load in a consistent environment. Reefers are typically used [...]

Fleet Management, Equipment, Compliance

California's New Reefer Compliance Regulations: What You Need to Know

With stricter regulations and increased environmental awareness in California, companies that want to haul refrigerated freight within the state need [...]

Fleet Management, Equipment, Compliance

Understanding Rear Impact Guards

Rear impact guards are an important safety feature on any trailer. In this post we will share their history and current regulations to keep in mind. [...]


Trailer Skirts: Do You Really Need Them?

Fuel is the second largest expense for trucking companies next to driver pay, so obviously, saving fuel is keenly important for every fleet operator! [...]


Liftgates: Types, Common Issues & Tips for Success

By Tim Ifland, VP of Specialty Equipment It doesn’t matter how well your trailer performs on the road if you can’t get cargo unloaded once you arrive [...]


Reefer Air Chutes: Yes or No?

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

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 [...]

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 [...]