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From The City That Brought You The #1 Draft Pick…

…Comes The #1 Container Moving Truck. 

What does a #1 NFL Draft Pick and Heisman Trophy winner have in common with the #1 container moving truck?

Both are versatile.
Both are worth every penny.
Both are game changers.
Both were made in the hills of Athens, Ohio.

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.

The truck that can do it all.

QuickLoadz is the Swiss Army Knife truck. Use it in the construction site, the container yard, for moving vehicles, whatever you need. On top of moving loaded containers, QuickLoadz can replace all of these specialty vehicles with one all-in-one truck:

A flatbed. Okay, lots of people have flatbeds. But QuickLoadz is the only truck that has a full metal deck across all of our models, standard. No wooden decks, no open decks. We don’t think you should have to pay more to use the 20′ of bed you paid for.

A tow truck. With the Tow Package, you get tow plates and a tow bar for moving cars, SUVs, construction equipment, forklifts, inferior trailers, whatever you need. The bed slides back and tilts just like a roll-back tow truck. 

A truck that can unload itself of pallets. This is something we learned from one of our customers. They had used their forklift to fill up the bed with pallets, but their customer’s forklift was busy. They didn’t want to wait. They took their Tow Bar, attached it to the chain hooks, and used it to push the pallets off the bed. They found out they could unload a bed of pallets in a few minutes instead of an hour. Only QuickLoadz has that.

A truck that can move empty and full sea shipping containers without the driver ever leaving the safety of their truck. Now, this means they can self-isolate in the truck cabin and still deliver 60,000 lbs. of freight. Only QuickLoadz has that.

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

Tough Times Call For A Tough Truck

Don’t try this with your tow truck. QuickLoadz is built to be the tough truck for every situation. Moving loaded containers? It’s so easy with QuickLoadz that you don’t have to get out of the truck. The 20k Super Bed can tilt up to 50°. The hydraulic cylinders are powerful enough to raise the whole truck and container off the ground, and the bed is strong enough to support it:

QuickLoadz is built so tough that a 20′ truck can pick up a 40′ container:

Get flexible.

QuickLoadz is the Swiss Army Knife truck. Use it in the construction site, the container yard, for moving vehicles, whatever you need. On top of moving loaded containers, QuickLoadz can replace all of these specialty vehicles with one all-in-one truck:

A flatbed. Okay, lots of people have flatbeds. But QuickLoadz is the only truck that has a full metal deck across all of our models, standard. No wooden decks, no open decks. We don’t think you should have to pay more to use the 20′ of bed you paid for.

A tow truck. With the Tow Package, you get tow plates and a tow bar for moving cars, SUVs, construction equipment, forklifts, inferior trailers, whatever you need. The bed slides back and tilts just like a roll-back tow truck. 

A truck that can unload itself of pallets. This is something we learned from one of our customers. They had used their forklift to fill up the bed with pallets, but their customer’s forklift was busy. They didn’t want to wait. They took their Tow Bar, attached it to the chain hooks, and used it to push the pallets off the bed. They found out they could unload a bed of pallets in a few minutes instead of an hour. Only QuickLoadz has that.

A truck that can move empty and full sea shipping containers without the driver ever leaving the safety of their truck. Now, this means they can self-isolate in the truck cabin and still deliver 60,000 lbs. of freight. Only QuickLoadz has that.

How much does this cost? How about $29/month?

QuickLoadz is offering leases, financing, whatever you need to get a QuickLoadz in your fleet—for just $29/month for the first six months. You can add a new service to your business, that no one can compete with, practically for free for half a year.  COVID-19 won’t last forever, and neither will this deal. Call now.

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

The $7/mile Load

Some of our customers are charging $7/mile. 

How much business do they get charging that much? They’re too busy for more jobs. They have a QuickLoadz, so they’re the only business in their region that can move loaded containers.

With QuickLoadz, you get:

A flatbed. Okay, lots of people have flatbeds. But QuickLoadz is the only container trailer that has a full metal deck across all of our models, standard. No wooden decks, no open decks. We don’t think you should have to pay more to use the 40′ of trailer you paid for.

A sliding axle tilt tow trailer. Lots of guys have that, but only QuickLoadz has a trailer that can slide its axles while the truck is in motion. Since QuickLoadz is remotely operated you don’t need to get out of the truck to slide the axles. This means you can slide the axles while you’re moving in a parking lot. This is incredibly helpful for maneuverability in those tight container yards or those small parking lots. 

A trailer that can unload itself of pallets. This is something we learned from one of our customers. They had used their forklift to fill up the bed with pallets, but their customer’s forklift was busy. They didn’t want to wait. They took their Tow Bar, attached it to the chain hooks, and used it to push the pallets off the bed. They found out they could unload a bed of pallets in a few minutes instead of an hour. Only QuickLoadz has that.

A trailer that can move empty and full sea shipping containers without the driver ever leaving the safety of their truck. Now, this means they can self-isolate in the truck cabin and still deliver 60,000 lbs. of freight. Only QuickLoadz has that.

If you want to have one trailer that can do what everyone else does, buy a QuickLoadz.
If you want a trailer that does what no one else can, buy a QuickLoadz and charge accordingly.
If you want a trailer that will keep you safe, buy a QuickLoadz.

- Sean

The True No-Touch Load

QuickLoadz is remotely controlled by the driver with their smartphone. Load or unload entire containers full of merchandise without ever leaving your seat in the truck. You don’t have to touch the load to move it.

Of course, this also means you don’t have to touch other people. This makes QuickLoadz the only quarantine-safe method for delivering freight and merchandise in shipping containers.

Move 60,000 lbs. at the new speed of freight.

Unloading a semi at a loading dock takes hours. QuickLoadz changes that to minutes.

Don’t waste your time or your employee’s time at a loading dock. Don’t get out of the truck. Don’t even touch anyone.

Only with QuickLoadz.

- Sean

Don’t Touch Your Face? Don’t Touch The Load!

Stay safe, stay in the cab

A new threat shows a new way QuickLoadz keeps drivers safe and deliveries happening

QuickLoadz is designed to be operated remotely. Every trailer and truck bed has a built-in computer and Wi-Fi network that allows an entire load to move without the operator leaving the cab. Push a few buttons and get back out on the road. 

Operating QuickLoadz Remote Web App Software

Unforeseen benefits.

QuickLoadz is delivering containers without the driver ever leaving the truck cab, keeping truckers safe from global pandemic. 

The true no-touch load.

- Sean

How Much Is A Head Worth?

Okay, so some heads are worth more than others.

But how much is YOUR head worth?

Think about your head. Right at chain height while you try to winch a container on an old fashioned trailer. Worrying that the container doesn’t snag, or the winch cable doesn’t break, or the chain doesn’t snap, or the chain doesn’t pop out of its corner casting.

You can always buy a cheaper trailer than QuickLoadz. But QuickLoadz takes that dangerous, slow, skilled job and turns it into 3 minutes of pushing buttons on your cellphone while sipping coffee in the warm safety of the truck cab.

Operating QuickLoadz Remote Web App Software
- Sean

Stop That, It’s Illegal

It’s not the fine, it’s the liability.

I was at a DOT lecture at the NPSA conference. The point of the lecture was DOT enforcement of moving loaded containers. The lecturer specifically mentioned refrigerated containers, household goods, and office containers as violations.

Office containers are loaded containers, and have to comply with FCMA rules.

If there is anything in the container at all, the four corners have to be on the trailer and the container has to be locked through either the upper or lower corner castings in such a way as to keep the container from moving more than 1″ in any direction. They specifically said the reason you can’t use chains on the lower corner castings is because the container can lift 1″. Lower corner castings have to have a lock down as well as forward and sideways. 

It was very clear and elicited a lot of boos from the audience. Primarily because, how do you in a practical manner chain through the upper corner castings? Have to carry around a ladder or have a trailer with slide-in pins. 

At the 2019 Ohio Freight Conference in Cincinnati, after a lecture on Intermodal freight, I specifically asked the ODOT and the federal DOT lecturers about the same subject. They both referred me to the manual and both said the same thing. 

It only takes one.

I don’t think most state troopers know the rules well enough to stop an office container. But it only takes one. Then, everyone at the station knows. That’s what one of our new customers found—once they got stopped, they got stopped every time they had an office container. We were able to get them a trailer in 30 days, but that was 30 days they didn’t move office containers.

What happens when there’s an accident?

Then there is the whole scary liability that if there is an accident and the load was an office container hanging off the back of the trailer, it is illegal, you know it is illegal, but are doing it anyway because you haven’t gotten caught in the past. You are knowingly violating FCMA rules, will your insurance company cover you? If they do, will they continue to carry you?

Take away the worry. Move loaded containers legally and safely.

The corner locks in every QuickLoadz make it easy to legally lock any loaded container to a bed.

- Sean

They Bought A Trailer After Being Told It Could Move Loaded Containers

I was talking to a new customer who said that they were moving an office container with a tow trailer. They had two feet hanging off the back, something they had done dozens of times before, and that they thought was perfectly legal.

It’s not.

They were almost 300 miles from home when they were pulled over because the end of the container was hanging off the back of the trailer by two feet. The company that sold them the trailer assured them that it was legal. An $11,000 fine, an out of service, a tow, a crane, and a flatbed later, and they were convinced that it was not legal. All told, they thought they had around $13,500 in costs, plus they can’t move their office containers without risking it again.

This container is not fully on the trailer nor is it secured through the corner castings. This is only legal if the container is completely empty.

It is only legal if the container is completely empty.

Anything in the container, and certainly an office trailer or other converted container, is not considered empty. At a conference a DOT official explained it like this:

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“If the container is empty, and by that I mean a completely empty standard container, then the container is the load. If, however, there is anything at all in the container—and this could be a carpet—the contents of the container are the load, and therefore the container has to be completely on the trailer, and secured through the corner castings.”

Here is a summary of the regulation from Securing Loaded Intermodal Containers on Non-Chassis Vehicles:

Section 3.6.3:

“All lower corners rest upon the vehicle,”

Like QuickLoadz does.

“Either chains, wire ropes, or integral devices that are fixed to all lower corners,”

Like the hydraulic corner pin locks that activate instantly by the push of a button on every QuickLoadz.

“Or crossed chains that are fixed to all upper corners,”

That sounds hard, bring a ladder.

Why can most people only move empties?

Because most people can’t comply with these regulations. Let’s look at how a simple trailer loads containers:

The winch takes up space at the front of the bed, so the container doesn’t load all the way. There’s a few feet of container hanging off the back. This container doesn’t meet the requirement that all four corners must be on the bed.

This is a properly loaded container. All four corners are on the bed and the chains are securing the container to the bed. It’s a really great way to move loaded containers if you want your employees to spend an hour in the sun, wind, rain, or snow manually winching and chaining up a container. Not to mention, with the container chained up like that, you can’t open the doors and unload it at a loading dock like you can with QuickLoadz.

QuickLoadz makes it safe and easy to be legal.

QuickLoadz dual chain drive chains pull the container all of the way onto the trailer and then lock it on with the pins through the four corner castings. The dual drive chains then push the container off of the trailer so no part of the container ever needs to hang off of the back of the trailer. This makes moving not only empty containers fast, safe, and easy, but allows you to move loaded sea shipping containers legally.

With this ability to move loaded containers you open up an entirely new business line. A lot of companies have tow trailers to move empties, but with QuickLoadz, you can move loaded containers, and charge accordingly. The only other options are cranes at both end—pretty expensive and difficult to coordinate.

In summary:

  1. With QuickLoadz you take a 20 minute long, difficult, dangerous job involving straps, chains, and lots of dragging things around and turn it into 3 minutes of pushing buttons on your cell phone.
  2. With QuickLoadz you don’t run the risk of a huge fine for illegally moving a container with part of it hanging off of the back of the trailer.
  3. With QuickLoadz you open up an entirely new, lucrative line of business in moving loaded containers. Shoot, maybe when one of your competitors gets hit for moving office containers illegally, you can offer them your services.
- Sean

When Phones Had Cords and Smoking Was Good For You

Why are you using a trailer with tech from when phones had cords and smoking was good for you?

There are self driving trucks, but the truck doesn’t carry the freight, the trailer does. And trailers haven’t really changed in 50 years.

Until now.

QuickLoadz is computer controlled and Wi-Fi enabled.

So any driver can operate the trailer from their cellphone. That means in 3 minutes, a driver can load or unload a full sea shipping container without ever leaving their seat in the truck cab.

Do what no one else can do and get paid accordingly.

QuickLoadz is an automatic container mover, but it is also an equipment mover, flatbed trailer and a trailer that can unload itself. All in one.

Cut the cord. Join the 22nd century. Buy a QuickLoadz.

- Sean

With QuickLoadz, Wait Times Go From 3 Hours To 3 Minutes

We estimated that detention is associated with reductions in annual earnings of $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion for for-hire commercial motor vehicle drivers in the truckload sector.

The Department of Transportation, 2018. Link.

DAT research revealed that 63 percent of drivers spend more than three hours waiting for their trucks to be loaded or unloaded on average, often leading to the missing subsequent loads as a result.

DAT, 2016. Link.

Save a billion dollars. Buy a QuickLoadz.

Loading dock wait times are just part of the savings, probably the smallest part.

QuickLoadz builds the only trailer in the world that can, all by itself, load and unload full sea shipping containers without the driver ever leaving their seat in the truck cab in three minutes. Entire 60,000 lb. loads can be picked up and delivered. No waiting on loading docks. With the container and its merchandise sitting on the ground, loading docks aren’t needed.

Turn 3+ hours wait into 3 minutes. Eliminate loading docks, eliminate accidents.

QuickLoadz. Safe, fast, simple, cheap, versatile.

- Sean