November 16, 2021

We'll review how you can spec your flatbed trailer to maximize your load securement options. We will discuss the different options available to you from a spec standpoint regarding securing your load.

November 12, 2021

The beams on your flatbed are essentially the backbone of your trailer. A pair of longitudinal support beam sections running under the deck the length of the trailer connects the front approach plate, the suspension hangers in the rear, and all the cross members run through it. We’ll look at the different flatbed trailers, their beams.

November 12, 2021

Flatbeds are prone to damage weather top, rear, or side-loaded; here are some pointers to help prevent damage while loading your flatbed semi-trailer.

November 10, 2021

We'll review how to determine the maximum amount of weight you can haul on your flatbed trailer and options to reduce the weight.

November 2, 2021

Choosing the right flatbed trailer for you is going to depend on what you're hauling, where you're hauling, and how long you're holding onto the trailer. There are three types of flatbeds to choose from.

September 20, 2021

Today our topic is How to Spec a Reefer Trailer for Hauling Produce and is part of our video series on How to Buy the Best Refrigerated Trailer. If you’re buying a trailer for hauling Produce, you’re also considering your airflow and floor options to keep your product fresh. In this article, we’ll review options … Continued

September 20, 2021

Accommodating and determined are two words that help make Dave Holsinger a perfect fit at Utility Keystone Trailer Sales. And our parts team is proud to welcome him as our new parts team manager. Meet Dave Holsinger is Your Semi-Trailer Parts Supplier A PERFECT FIT FOR THE UKTS PARTS TEAM Accommodating and determined are two … Continued

June 30, 2021

A PERFECT FIT FOR THE UKTS PARTS TEAM Accommodating and determined are two words that help make Dave Holsinger a perfect fit at Utility Keystone Trailer Sales.

February 9, 2021

In this series, we’re discussing Standard Trailer Options and Upgrades you’ll want to consider when spec’ing your next reefer trailer. Today’s topic is Lightweight Savings Options. Some lightweight options for reefer trailers include: Alum Wheels: Saves up to 208 lbs. per trailer Hubs: Light Weight Steel Hubs: Saves up to 56 lbs. Upgrade to Aluminum Hubs: Save anywhere … Continued

February 9, 2021

Proper placement of your heat evaporator is crucial for controlling airflow in multi-temp trailers. If you place the evaporator too close to a side wall, rear door, or bulkhead, you won’t get proper airflow in multi-temp trailers. You must work with your trailer salesman and evaporator provider to work out a strategy that will get … Continued

February 9, 2021

Remote Control Panels Multi-temp remote temperature control for each zone is available through: Host unit control Rear-mounted control (recessed into the sidewall). Allows dock workers to reprogram all zones without going around to the front of the trailer. Remote Telematic system control Dock Seals Protect against air leaks that affect temperature control. You’re typically going … Continued

February 9, 2021

If you’re running a multi-temp trailer, chances are you don’t have a 53’ long 102″ wide, 13.6” high trailer. Instead, you’ve got something shorter in length, height, and width.  Here we’ll look at the dimensions of a multi-temp trailer, and how insulation thickness affects it. How Thicker Insulation Can Affect Earning Potential This means the … Continued

February 9, 2021

We all want to protect our drivers, they’re hard to find and hard to replace, and you don’t want them to get hurt. They are your best friend out there on the highway, protecting your equipment and your product, and taking care of your customers.  Here, we’ll review driver safety tips. Driver safety tips for designing … Continued

February 9, 2021

Interior Lighting. There has been significant innovation and technological improvement in trailer interior and exterior lighting. Including LED lighting to create a bright environment for your driver to work inside the trailer. Automatic Timers and Passive Infrared Sensors. In the old strategy, you would go around the nose box on the trailer’s front, hit a … Continued

February 9, 2021

Load Dividing Bulkhead Types, Options, and Varying Product Volumes. The term bulkhead in a single temp operation typically refers to the air-return bulkhead on the front wall behind the refrigeration unit. But in a multi-temp trailer bulkheads and dividers operation, the term bulkhead refers to the insulated divider between zones. And there’s a whole book of options … Continued