June 25, 2019

5th Wheel Repair and Replacment Inspection of a tractor-trailer 5th wheel plate and kingpin is an absolute necessity for ensuring operational and road safety. This is often neglected, overlooking rusted, corroded, or cracked parts that need repair or replacement. 85%-90% of 5th wheel plate failures are found during the DOT inspection. In this video, Lead Service … Continued

March 26, 2019

MOVING FRAC SAND IS NO DAY AT THE BEACH. UNTIL NOW. It’s true that hauling frac sand is no day at the beach until now. Utility Keystone Trailer Sales has just made it better, and now it’s 75° and Sunny. Delivering sand to fracking industry well pad sites can be time-consuming and costly. The long … Continued

February 26, 2019

Save Your Money and Their Back: Get a Yard Truck. IT MAY BE TIME TO GET A YARD TRUCK. If you’re moving 10 or more trailers around your facility per day, your drivers are feeling the pain, literally, and it’s probably time to think about buying a yard truck to help. Yard trucks (also called … Continued

December 18, 2017

5 Things to know before trading in your semi-trailer. 1. Be Objective – Know what makes a good trade-in. Try to be objective when looking at your equipment. Determine what the trailer is worth based on facts. We get it, you had ‘Ole Trusty’ for over 5 years and you’ve been everywhere together, but let’s be … Continued

October 30, 2017

Want more money in your pocket? Let’s take a look at your fuel economy. Whether you’re in charge of a large fleet or an independent owner/operator, attention to fuel efficiency can save on your bottom line. There are multiple factors that affect fuel economy: driver experience, road conditions, load weight, and specifications just to name … Continued

September 25, 2017

Steps to buying a Reefer, Dry Van, or Flatbed semi-Trailer that’s right for you. BUYING A SEMI-TRAILER? READ THIS FIRST. Purchasing a trailer can be a pain in the neck, but it doesn’t have to be. Below is a list of things to consider when you’re ready to make that purchase. Plus, this is your livelihood. … Continued

June 28, 2017

We are proud to announce the addition of Tom Dorwart to our sales team and the promotion of Mark Miller from Outside Parts Sales Representative to Director of Customer Sales. Tom, a native of Manheim, has over 25 years of sales and management experience. Bill Zeamer, Vice President, had this to say about Tom: “Tom … Continued

April 4, 2017

PennStro Leasing opens branch in Shippensburg, PA. PennStro Leasing continues to grow, as we announce the opening of a second branch location – 15 Hershey Road in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The expansion will allow PSL to better serve clients along Interstate 81 between Winchester, VA, and Harrisburg, PA. The conveniently located branch will also provide another … Continued

November 12, 2015

With the recent change to the U.S. DOT stopping distance requirements, are drum brakes up to the task?  The short answer is yes.  However, are disc brakes the future? In this article, we’ll take a look at disc vs drum brakes. Disc brakes carry a hefty $3000 price, or about $500 per wheel, ballpark, which … Continued

August 20, 2015

There is always a lot of talk about sharing the road with motorcyclists, but people often forget to share the road with our semi-trailer drivers.  Here we review 3 Tips on how to drive safe with semi-trailers. Semi-trailers have numerous disadvantages on the road that many of us forget.  1. Be aware of their blind … Continued

August 6, 2015

The Best Selling Reefer Trailer In The Semi-Trailer Industry – Utility 3000R What makes the Utility Reefer Trailer the best selling reefer trailer in the industry? Pretty much everything.  The stronger & lightweight design, superior thermal performance built into the roof, walls, and floors, and the best rear door system on the market (Utility Barrier Doors) all help … Continued

July 15, 2015

8-Point Trailer Maintenance Checklist Trailer maintenance ensures you stay compliant with state and federal regulations, saves you money, and increases the safety of you and others around you.  For complete compliance, refer to your company’s policies and safety procedures. 1. Check Your Tires and Wheels Perform regular tire inspections. Verify all tires are the same type … Continued

July 8, 2015

Extend the life of your tires with tire inflation Looking to get the best performance from your trailer? Do you want to save money on general maintenance, especially on tires? Consider tire inflation systems. What is a tire inflation system on a semi-trailer? An automatic tire inflation system uses compressed air from the trailer to … Continued

September 8, 2014

Everything your semi-trailer needs in one location at Utility Keystone. This Manheim-based business, which turned 35 in February 2014, is looking forward, not backward. A One-Stop for Semi-Trailers. It has built a foundation for growth by expanding its product line, adding a shift of employees, growing its lease and rental division, and upgrading its facility, … Continued