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Will It Tow?

We like to keep in touch with our customers. Greg, the owner of the very first 1999 GMC-mounted QuickLoadz, told us he doesn’t just use it for containers.

It’s moving… an RV?

The truck backs up to an RV. Will it tow?

Greg’s brother had an RV break down in the middle of the desert. Will the QuickLoadz move it? The RV is bigger than the QuickLoadz.

With such a long overhang behind the rear axles, even the gentle loading angle of the bed is too steep. Time to get creative. Slide the bed back to the roadway and the QuickLoadz dual chain drive acts like a winch to pull the RV onto the bed.

It looks like the RV fits on the bed snug. The Lift Wedges at the end of the bed, when raised, keep vehicles from rolling off.

We know our customers might use QuickLoadz in new and unexpected ways. The Super Bed models are the ultimate Swiss Army knife truck when it comes to versatility.

A traditional tow truck bed would have bent, but not QuickLoadz.

QuickLoadz towed the RV all the way back to the shop.

QuickLoadz can move loaded shipping containers, equipment, raw materials and more—including RVs.

Read more about the QuickLoadz Super Bed trucks here:

- Sean

The Trailer That’s Better Than Free

Other trailers could be free, and you would still be better off buying a QuickLoadz.

Reason 1: QuickLoadz is fast.

We have surveyed our customers. With an old-fashioned trailer the drivers are moving around 5 sea shipping containers a day. With a QuickLoadz, they are averaging 7.5 deliveries a day, one customer said he managed to move 13 containers in 2 hours. Let’s be generous and round down to 7. The average delivery charge is $200. That means by using a QuickLoadz instead of their old trailer, they are making an additional $400 per day. 250 working days a year is… $100,000. Over a 7-year trailer life, that is $700,000. The price difference between a QuickLoadz and the least expensive old fashioned trailers is around $25,000. It seems short sighted to trade $700,000 for $25,000, doesn’t it?

Why would they still buy the old trailers? Because that is what they always have bought. One executive said to me: “No one ever got fired for buying the same thing that we have always bought.” I answered “No company ever advanced without at least trying something new.”

Reason 2: Driver retention.

A huge national company had a branch that had 100% driver turn every 3 months all year long. They purchased a QuickLoadz and those drivers are still there 3 years later. It is common. With old-fashioned trailers, there is a lot of work in moving a 9,000 to 60,000 pound 40-foot-long box. Cranes, winches, straps, and chains. With old fashioned trailers it is a skilled, difficult, dangerous job. It only gets more difficult if it is windy or icy or 110 degrees in the sun. QuickLoadz has taken this skilled, dangerous, 30-minute job and turned it into sitting in your truck cab pushing buttons on a smartphone for 3 minutes.

A new CDL driver every 3 months vs 3 years and counting. It gets hard to quantify when you include all the little things an experienced driver knows that a newbie must be taught. I bet it is a lot more than the $25,000 difference in cost of an old-fashioned trailer and a QuickLoadz.

Reason 3: Zero injuries.

Zero injuries means happy employees and low Worker’s Comp. payments.

There has never been a reported injury with a QuickLoadz. Zero. Moving containers is a dangerous, skilled job. Sea shipping containers are 40′ long and 9,000 pounds empty. QuickLoadz can handle 60,000 pound loaded containers which no other system in the world can do automatically. No other system in the world can move loaded sea shipping containers without the driver leaving their seat in the truck.

Reason 4: Increased business.

There are many companies that can move empty sea shipping containers, very few that can move loaded.

“Competition is for losers.”

Peter Thiel

Why compete with thousands of others down to the lowest price?

Under FMCSA Section 3.6.3, to move a loaded container, the container must sit such that “all lower corners rest upon the vehicle” and be secured by the 4 corner castings. You can’t do that with other trailers. Some of our customers have doubled their business because with their QuickLoadz they can move loaded containers. Since they are the only ones that can move loaded containers they can charge what they want. It will always be cheaper and easier for the customer than arranging for a crane.

Reason 5: Do things no one else can.

QuickLoadz is all about automation. With a QuickLoadz a driver can run the entire trailer without getting out of their seat in the truck. This means that on our sliding axle 40′ trailers the driver can slide the axles forward or back while driving. As they are pulling into a crowded distribution center, truck stop, driving in urban areas sliding the axles forward gives them maneuverability that no one else can provide. One driver who constantly was in tight urban areas said he stopped taking out road signs with the side of his trailer all together. Drivers have told us they would buy a QuickLoadz just for that feature.

QuickLoadz can unload itself of pallets. QuickLoadz is designed primarily as an automatic container mover, but it is also a flatbed and tow trailer. One of our customers put a bar across the QuickLoadz chain drives and suddenly he was able to unload pallets of brick on job sites automatically without getting out of his seat. Huge time saver.

Reason 6: Loading surface damage.

Before they purchased a QuickLoadz, one of our customers stopped delivering on anything that wasn’t gravel. Another new customer used to make their customers sign a waiver absolving them of any asphalt or concrete damage. It is very, very difficult for an old fashioned trailer to move a container without damaging the asphalt or concrete. Either the container gets dragged or the rear of the trailer gets dragged.

QuickLoadz trailers are on rollers; QuickLoadz lifts one end of the container and then rolls underneath it. Nothing is dragged. This same process is why we can move heavy loaded containers when no one else can.

- Sean

QuickLoadz Announces Big New Client

ATHENS, OHIO—QuickLoadz is announcing that Santa Claus will be using a QuickLoadz 60k Super High 40 to deliver toys around the world this Christmas.

In the past, the bulk of his night has been spent unloading his sleigh by hand. This year, the jolly saint has solved his logistics problems. Towing a QuickLoadz on his sleigh, he can unload 60,000 lb. containers full of toys in neighborhoods all around the world. Squads of “flex elves” will be handling final-mile deliveries to homes.

QuickLoadz is the only trailer that can fully automatically unload a container up to 60,000 lbs. in just minutes. Santa likes how there’s no manual labor involved with moving containers with his QuickLoadz—it’s controlled remotely from his smartphone. He also likes how there’s no time wasted with winches, chains and straps needed to load the container back up again. After all, every house has a chimney, but not very many have cranes or loading docks.

Happy holidays from QuickLoadz.

- Sean

Buy A Monopoly

This is a monopoly you can buy.

Shipping containers are everywhere—behind every Walmart, sitting on every construction site, waiting at every loading dock. But if you call a container rental business or a towing company, they’ll only move empty ones.

You can be the only business in your region that moves loaded containers. It’s a monopoly you can buy for just $68,000.

The QuickLoadz 24k Super 20 Loading a Container from the Ground
The 24k Super 20 with Galvanized Trailer Bed

The best trailer.

The 24k Super 20 moves fully loaded 20′ containers. Pull it with a full-size pickup truck. It comes with all the standard QuickLoadz equipment—control it remotely with your smartphone, drive equipment directly onto the full-metal deck, and see what’s behind you with the rear-view camera.

The 40k Super Bed Loading a Container
The 40k Super Bed with Galvanized Trailer Bed

Upgrade your truck.

The 20k & 40k Super Bed can move loaded shipping containers, equipment, vehicles, do everything the 24k Super 20 does—and more. Tilt the Super Bed up to 50° like a dump truck or if you’re loading in a tight parking lot. You can buy a QuickLoadz Super Bed for your own truck or order one preinstalled on a used International truck out of our inventory.

Only with QuickLoadz.

- Sean

What’s QuickLoadz?

QuickLoadz is a revolutionary automated trailer that is computer controlled and Wi-Fi enabled to allow a driver to move loaded sea shipping containers in three minutes without ever leaving their seat in the truck cab.

90% of the world’s freight travels in standardized sea shipping containers.

This is called intermodal freight and it is the basis for world trade. A $9.6 trillion dollar market. Imagine that 90% of everything everyone buys travels in these sea shipping containers. Now imagine that one company in the world has figured out a way to make moving these containers from one place to another fast, safe and easy without any additional equipment.

QuickLoadz opens up the world to intermodal freight in a way never before possible.

QuickLoadz allows any container to be moved anywhere without need for additional infrastructure such as loading docks, warehouses and cranes. Farmers can eliminate grain trailers, grain elevators and go straight from field to international shipping. Every small manufacturer or retail store can suddenly have dynamic 1/10-cost containerized warehouses—warehouses that they can ship all over the world. In emergency situations, relief supplies and containerized hospitals can be deployed rapidly, bringing the supplies and dropping them at ground level where needed. Parking lots become distribution centers. Massive infrastructure for trans-loading and storage are no longer needed. Logistics takes a giant leap forward in cost reduction and efficiency.

QuickLoadz is the last piece to create the new world of freight.

A world where distribution centers can “pop-up,” expand, or contract where needed. A world where the autonomous truck can work with a QuickLoadz to deliver entire container loads of freight in 3 minutes without anyone touching the load.

QuickLoadz is all alone in this chance to revolutionize a 9.6 trillion dollar logistics market. QuickLoadz has no competition, has worldwide patents and is looking for partners to accelerate. QuickLoadz is cash flow positive and its customers include the US Army, Pac-Van, United Van Lines.

QuickLoadz will change the world of freight and logistics in ways still not thought of.

That’s QuickLoadz. Want to come along?

- Sean

Give Your Business An Advantage

Containers are everywhere. Inter-modal freight is growing fast.

Give your business an advantage over everyone else.

You could have the only business in your region that moves loaded sea shipping containers. QuickLoadz trailers can pick up and put down containers without any extra equipment—all the hardware is built into the bed.

What does that mean? Every container you see sitting behind Walmart, in someone’s lot, at a construction site—you can be the only one who can move them fully loaded.

The 60k Super High 40 moves loaded 40′ containers used in freight and shipping.
The 24k Super 20 moves 20′ containers and can be pulled with a full-size pickup truck.

Only with QuickLoadz.

QuickLoadz is the first trailer built for containers. QuickLoadz works faster, safer, and easier. Load containers in three minutes. You never have to leave the cab of the truck. There’s no manual labor, just a few minutes of pushing buttons on your smartphone or tablet.

Call us if you have questions, or if you want to talk about how QuickLoadz can help your business.

- Sean

Better Engineering: Pierced Frame vs. Stacked

Imagine that you had the time, experience, and resources to build, rebuild, refine, work a trailer to safely do its job perfectly. That is what QuickLoadz is. I moved containers every day, empty, loaded. I still move containers. I am a general contractor, I am an honors engineer, I am in mobile storage. I have the time, machinery, money and experience to build the perfect trailer for moving sea shipping containers. So I do.

Everything in a QuickLoadz is built in a particular way for a reason.

I build our trailers with stacked cross members instead of pierced frame, meaning that the cross members that make up the structure of the deck sit on top of the main beams instead of through slots cut into the main beams. I don’t like pierced beam trailer construction and won’t build one. Partly because I hate rust, and because I won’t build a wooden deck trailer—more on that later.

Why QuickLoadz won’t build a pierced frame trailer:

The downside with pierced frame:

  1. You weaken the I-beam because you never get complete welds all the way around your pierced cross members.
  2. You are putting a bunch of heat stress right next to the flange. They will crack there. I’ve heard the argument that you can use a larger I-beam. But that argument could only work with a wooden deck where the I-beam is flush with the top of the wood deck. But you weaken the I beam so much by putting holes all through the web it is a loser even with a wooden deck.
  3. You create a perfect place for rust to start.

Why QuickLoadz won’t build a wooden deck trailer:

  1. Wood rots.
  2. Wood holds water against the steel, leading to rust.
  3. Every single place you put a screw through the cross member to hold down that wood, you create a place for it to rust out.
  4. Wood is dead weight compared to a steel deck. The steel deck welded to the cross members makes the bed a flexible truss—adding strength instead of taking it away.

What about lower deck height?

On a trailer with fixed wheels, a wooden deck, and short axles, you could lose a little height (maybe 2″) with pierced beam. Because the axles don’t move you can have the wheels extend into the deck space by removing a couple of cross members and replacing the wooden deck above the fixed wheels with some steel plate.

But that is not true on a trailer with a steel deck. If you have a steel deck you would gain nothing by doing a pierced beam because the steel deck is only 3/16″ thick, not 2″.

You also gain nothing on a trailer that has sliding axles. With sliding axles the moving wheels have to clear the cross members so you can’t lower the bed beyond the point the wheels can move under weight and not hit the cross members. Therefore, there is no advantage in deck height for a sliding axle pierced beam and only downside.

“What if I want to move tracked equipment? Steel is slippery.”

Simple. We use tread plate on our decks—which is much more expensive than slick steel but also allows you to drive pretty much anything on rubber up onto the deck. No other trailer manufacturer does that as a standard.

Watch how easy it is for a backhoe, skid steer, forklift, and man lift to drive onto the QuickLoadz bed:

Interested in talking? Call our sales team: (888) 304-3946 ext. 1

- Sean

What Single Investment Will Make Your Life Easier For The Next Decade?

The only trailer that can:

  • Automatically load and unload shipping containers full of merchandise or equipment 
  • Move a container in just three minutes 
  • Operate entirely from your smartphone, from inside the truck 
  • Work like a big flatbed, with a full metal deck as standard 
  • Save employee time and money

…and can be towed with a regular full-size pickup truck. The QuickLoadz 26k Super 40.

Load a container in just three minutes.
Use the trailer like a flatbed for moving equipment.

Watch it in action here.

The bounce is about to hit.

As more restrictions are lifted, the economy is going to bounce back strong. Get ready for business to boom. 

If you move containers, move freight, move equipment, move merchandise, or really move anything on a trailer, you need QuickLoadz. QuickLoadz can drop a 60,000 lb. container onto the ground, automatically, in three minutes. QuickLoadz raises the speed of freight from hours to minutes.

- Sean

QuickLoadz Moves Just About Anything

The 20k Super Bed is the truck that can move all of your equipment. The bed tilts and slides like a roll-back tow truck. You can drive a backhoe, skid steer, man lift, or SUV directly onto the bed. With the optional tow package, which comes with two tow ramps and a tow bar, you can load shorter vehicles like cars and forklifts, or vehicles that won’t start.

It’s the best truck to have at the construction site. Move all of your equipment. Bring loaded shipping containers full of supplies to the site and unload them directly onto the ground. Use the full tilt of the bed, up to 50°, to dump gravel, mulch, or dirt. QuickLoadz moves anything—perfect for the contractors and construction workers who need to move everything. 

On sale with $0 down and $29/month payments for half a year.

The 20k Super Bed is in stock. Add to your fleet the one truck that can move loaded containers automatically, move equipment, tow a car or SUV, automatically unload pallets, tilt up to 50° like a dump truck, and more. Put $0 down and spend just $29/month for the first six months.

This deal ends when our inventory runs out—act now!

Drive a backhoe directly onto the bed.
The tow ramps let you move smaller vehicles like forklifts.
The tow bar uses the built-in chain drive to pull non-functioning vehicles.

Watch it in action here.

Watch it in action here.

Get ready for the bounce.

When the restrictions are lifted, the economy is going to bounce back strong. Get ready for business to boom. 

If you move containers, move freight, move equipment, move merchandise, or really move anything on a trailer, you need QuickLoadz. QuickLoadz can drop a 60,000 lb. container onto the ground, automatically, in three minutes. QuickLoadz raises the speed of freight from hours to minutes.

- Sean

Get It Before You Regret It

What do our customers always tell us?

They regret not buying a QuickLoadz sooner.

QuickLoadz saves you valuable time and money. Don’t spend an hour outside blocking up a container and winching it onto a trailer. Stay inside the cab of the truck, back up and tilt the bed, and let the QuickLoadz Super Bed do the work. It has hydraulic lifts that raise the container over the edge. It has two chains with hooks that loop into the corner castings and use the powerful Kohler engine to pull the container onto the bed. It has four corner locks that instantly secure the container without straps. 

Of course, it still works with all existing systems: loading docks, cranes, and forklifts. Watch how easily a forklift drops a container onto a QuickLoadz bed: 

Only a few left.

This is the 20k Super Bed. Don’t worry about getting the right truck to put together with a QuickLoadz bed—we sell beds separately or preinstalled on used Penske fleet trucks. It’s an all-in-one system that can move loaded containers, be a tow truck, dump truck, or flatbed. The full-metal deck comes standard. The automatic remote phone control comes standard. 

Pay $0 down with the first six months of payments at only $29/month.

- Sean