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Mastering Semi-Trailers: Your Training Guide Bundle




Whether you're a seasoned expert or just stepping into the industry, a solid understanding of trailers is indispensable. In this blog post, we'll give you an overview of our popular training guides: Trailers 101, Trailer Tech 101, and Specialty Trailers 101.



Managing a fleet can be challenging, especially when trailers are often the last piece of the puzzle for new team members. Despite their critical role in our supply chains, trailers are sometimes overlooked, and fleet managers can't afford for them to be the reason timelines are missed.

To support fleet managers and their teams, we've created three essential free resources that cover everything you need to know about trailers: Trailers 101, Trailer Tech 101, and our latest guide, Specialty Trailers 101. Here’s a bit more about these valuable resources:

About Trailers 101

Trailers 101 is a simple, free resource that breaks down industry basics and lays out everything you need to know to start working with trailers.

With Trailers 101, you’ll learn:

All about the most common types of trailers

Trailer maintenance best practices

The latest trailer regulations

An overview of trailer technology

And more

From the most commonly used trailer types to industry terminology, maintenance practices, and technologies, Trailers 101 gives you a comprehensive overview of semi-trailers.

About Trailer Tech 101

Trailer Tech 101 is a free special edition e-book that provides deeper insights into the latest trailer technology, management techniques, and maintenance best practices.

This resource details:

The ins and outs of the latest trailer technology
Ways to avoid common trailer tracking mistakes
A detailed breakdown of cargo-sensing technology
Data management tools and best practices
A preview of the newest trailer technology on the horizon
And more
With an in-depth look at current and upcoming trailer technology, Trailer Tech 101 explores the tools that are reshaping the semi-trailer industry.

About Specialty Trailers 101

When your cargo is extra large, heavy, or otherwise unique, you must think outside the box! Specialty Trailers 101 is our newest guide that provides insights into trailers designed to transport specialty cargo.

This resource details:


Combo versus steel flatbeds

Spread axles versus closed tandem suspensions

Single drop spread axle flatbeds

Single drop flatbeds

And more!

Download a Bundle of Handy Guides for You and Your Team

Whether you want them as a refresher, an onboarding tool for new team members, or to learn more about trailers yourself, we invite you to download Trailers 101, Trailer Tech 101 and Specialty Trailers 101—a free bundle for anyone eager to learn.



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At Premier Trailer Leasing, we strive to make your day better, whether that’s through supporting our customers with our national branch network, our large growing fleet and flexible approach to leasing, or by sharing our experience and expertise. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss other ways, we can be a resource for you.


Derek Shawen

Industry veteran Derek Shawen has spent his career of almost two decades in the semi-trailer space. With a background in operations and an eye for the details, he brings a wealth of experience to his customers as Vice President of National Account Operations and Special Projects at Premier Trailer Leasing. Derek loves passing on his expertise to those new to the industry.

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