Utility Keystone Blog

Welcome to your blog resource page, providing semi-trailer articles and videos that answer the questions you have relating to semi-trailers and our dealership.

November 23, 2021

Curtain Side and a Conestoga Trailers are great options to keep your cargo protected from harsh elements, and both are an easier, safer way of tarping your load

November 18, 2021

Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Your Next Reefer Trailer. We’ll take a deep dive into how you can buy the best reefer trailer spec’d with your particular requirements and needs in mind.

November 17, 2021

Hauling Equipment on Step Decks and Flatbed Trailers. Beaver tail, ramps, and Moffett kits.

November 17, 2021

We'll answer questions like; What is a bulkhead on a flatbed? What type of bulkhead is best for my flatbed? What is a dunnage rack? What is the purpose of a lift axle?

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.