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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. And our parts team is proud to welcome him as our new parts team manager. Dave has been in the trucking industry since he was 16 years old, … Continued

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

February 9, 2021

Product safety features built into your trailer design will help maintain a safe environment. Regulations and legislation require that you protect the load from temperature variations and bacteria contamination of all sorts. Product safety features for multi-temp trailers will help to do this. Trailer Cleanout. A strong drainage system and antimicrobial surfaces can help manage … Continued