Through end user savings and manufacture savings. Manufacturing trailers is an expensive, energy intensive, high pollution business from the first raw steel to the paint, rubber and electric to the eventual scrapping and recycle. If you can eliminate 1 out of 2, let alone 9 out of 10 trailers by using a QuickLoadz instead of the traditional chassis, you have tremendous savings in capital, but also in energy, pollution necessary to manufacture the other 9.
Only 1 in 20 container chassis are on the road, the others are waiting to be loaded or unloaded with large expensive external equipment. One QuickLoadz can replace 10 or more traditional chassis because it can load itself. Therefore 10 to 19 traditional chassis simply don’t need to exist. 10 to 19 heavy, industrial trailers don’t need manufactured, don’t need maintained, don’t need licensed or insured.
A traditional chassis can only be loaded or unloaded with a sea shipping container at a port with very expensive, heavy equipment. Therefore a traditional chassis is trapped carrying around a container, oftentimes empty until it can make it back to a port. This is much like having 1 shared car replacing 10 individual cars. Most of the time an individual car is just sitting, sitting in the garage, driveway, parking lot, at home or at work. If instead you could have 1 car that was running almost constantly, you don’t necessarily save on fuel, but you would save a tremendous amount in purchasing 1 car over 10 cars, plus the energy and raw material consumption to make 1 instead of 10.
QuickLoadz trailers already carry around a microcomputer and wifi network, why not take more advantage of that than simply running the loading and unloading system? The next steps for QuickLoadz trailers include replacing the gasoline engine with an electric system that can charge off of regenerative braking as most electric cars do. If a trailer is equipped with an axle system to allow for regenerative braking why not also have the trailer help pull itself up hills? A free 40 to 100 HP of trailer helping to push would make an enormous difference in fuel economy. Tesla and other companies have shown this to be very viable with today’s tech. Even easier low hanging fruit would be to have the trailer run a safety check on itself, are the tires inflated? (there are a lot of fuel economy savings available off of this simple check), are all of the lights working? Where is the trailer right now? What maintenance might the trailer need?