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STI announces purchase of 112 new trailers


Friday, August 27, 2010
STI’s trailers feature enhanced cargo securement, air ride suspension and tuck-under lift gates. (Courtesy: STI)
STI’s trailers feature enhanced cargo securement, air ride suspension and tuck-under lift gates. (Courtesy: STI)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Specialized Transportation Inc. has announced the purchases of 112 new trailers from Great Dane Trailers, Kentucky Trailer and Strick Corp.

While the new trailers are equipped with the latest asset management technology, the distinct design goal is cargo integrity, safety, efficiency and maintenance reduction, according to Tim Hughes, STI’s director of safety.

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STI’s trailers feature enhanced cargo securement, air ride suspension and tuck-under lift gates.

Half of the new trailers are equipped with 10-foot side loading doors for ease in loading and unloading of very large products.

In addition, STI’s trailers are equipped with double slot logistics posts enabling almost 4,500 internal cargo fastening points and decking flexibility.

Lift gates with the latest in technological improvements have been added for ease of use and improved reliability.

“With STI’s “safety” culture, we instinctively identified non-standard placement of equipment to ensure safety of the drivers and those that may encounter an STI trailer in operation,” Hughes said.

The trailers are equipped with satellite-based tracking system, allowing STI to give customers real-time location visibility of all shipments, he said.

The new technology will improve utilization of assets, monitoring, reporting and enhance overall tracking performance.

“The demand for high touch logistics is showing steady growth,” Gary Durkes, director of sourcing at STI, said. “The design of the new trailers will allow us to continue to meet and exceed the marketplace requirements.”

For more information, visit www.STIdelivers.com for more information.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

 

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