For particular loads, no conventional semi-trailer beats the open access of a flatbed. Nevertheless, the bad news about flatbeds can be expressed in two words: the tarp. Numerous flatbed loads need tarping for protection from the elements as well as safety. Any driver who regularly manhandles tarps can tell you about heaving a 65 to 100-pound canvas cover more than a load, adjusting its position, tucking in corners, and tying it all down neatly with Conestoga trailer straps and bungies. This painstaking, arduous procedure adds at least an hour to the driver’s schedule at every choose-up. In bad weather, it can be hazardous work as nicely.
The curtain side trailer combine the benefits of a flatbed with the covering and containment advantages of an enclosed trailer. Consisting of durable yet flexible PVC-coated vinyl side curtains which can be retracted from either the front or rear of the trailer, and van-style swinging rear doors, a curtainside totally encloses the load for weatherproof protection and security. Initial developed in Europe where back-in loading docks are a rarity, curtainsides in North America now haul loads that run the gamut from expensive automobiles, to raw lumber, to delicate manufacturing elements.
3 Standout Benefits of The Curtain Side Trailer Consist Of
Speedy Load and Unload
As soon as the curtains are pulled back, the trailer can be accessed from each sides as nicely as the rear door by numerous forklifts simultaneously. Drivers are in and out and back on the road quickly.
Simplified Partial Deliveries
The limitations of “first on/last off” loading are a factor of the previous. Independent access to all parts of a load at any point along a route means numerous drop loads are effortlessly doable from a single trailer.
No Tarp Needed
While federal regulations require cargo inside curtainsides to be tied down, most loads can be rapidly and conveniently secured with straps. Drivers devote time to driving, not struggling with a tarp, and encounter a safer function environment as nicely.