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Another Hurricane

Another hurricane, thousands of containers and trucks rolling into Florida. All of those supplies, all of those trucks waiting. If only there was a freight company with QuickLoadz. Every emergency that company would save FEMA millions. Supplies at ground level where they are needed already in a mini warehouse.

With QuickLoadz, full sea shipping containers can be picked up and dropped off in 3 minutes without any external equipment.

This means that for the first time ever, containers can be cheap portable warehouses. Containers are wind and water tight, so 90% of the world’s freight travels in them.

Portable, cheap, dynamic warehouses are handy for anyone—but especially in emergency situations.

Fleets of trucks with relief supplies get sent into disaster zones. Fleets of trucks, drivers, and relief supplies sit idling waiting to be unloaded.

Line of FEMA Trucks Backed Up

But where you do unload in the middle of a disaster? With what? Everything is 4′ off the ground in truck beds and in pallets. This picture from the Hurricane Maria disaster shows containers full of supplies sitting on chassis, no way to distribute, nowhere to unload.

With QuickLoadz, containers become the ground level portable warehouse.

People Unloading Supplies from a Container Sitting on the Ground

Logistics become simple, fast, and cheap.

Drop the container full of supplies where you need it, when you need it. Driver, truck, and trailer leave in 3 minutes.

  • Load the containers ahead of time, containers don’t care about rain. The containers are the warehouse. Safe, flexible, secure warehouse, wherever you need it.
  • Using QuickLoadz, pick up the loaded containers from ground level with no other equipment needed.
  • Using QuickLoadz, drop the loaded containers at ground level, no need to unload, the container keeps the supplies dry, safe, and secure.
  • No fleets of trailers and trucks that have to be loaded and unloaded. Where do you unload? The supplies are 4′ off the ground stuck in a dry freight van. Not with QuickLoadz and containers. Drop containers loaded with supplies at ground level, leave, bring back more.

Our best-seller for freight, the 60k Super High 40.

- Sean

How To Move A $250,000 Container Full Of Delicate Equipment?

With a QuickLoadz of course. One of our customers builds aircraft landing systems into 20′ sea shipping containers. As you can imagine, they are expensive and delicate.

Our LiftWedges pick up one side of the container 6″, then the Dual Drive Chains pull the truck under the container. No dragging the container or the back of the truck or trailer under the container. No dragging the container or the back of the truck on the gravel or asphalt. With a push of the button the container is locked on and ready to go. No chains, no straps, no winches, no cranes. Fast, safe, easy, cheap.

If QuickLoadz can move a containerized aircraft landing system, I think we can move anything you need.

See how it works:

- Sean

Who Unloads The Self-Driving Truck?

FreightWaves: Daimler ramps up self-driving truck efforts, launches global autonomous group.

Lots of companies are betting big on the self-driving truck. But the truck doesn’t move freight, the trailer does.

There is only one company in the world that builds a trailer that can automatically load or unload a 60,000 lb. container all by itself in three minutes. There is only one company in the world that is poised to revolutionize freight and logistics.

QuickLoadz is so advanced that it operates from the driver’s smart phone. It is so automated that the driver never has to leave their seat in the truck cab.

That means that QuickLoadz is an off-the-shelf solution for autonomous delivery of 60,000 lb. containers full of merchandise.

QuickLoadz exists now, is picking up and delivering full sea shipping containers every day all over the world.

Whomever marries QuickLoadz with the autonomous truck wins freight.

Would you like to be a part of that?

Click to see how QuickLoadz changes the world of freight:

- Sean

Customer Success Story: Scaffolding Company

I have a mom and pop scaffolding company that bought a QuickLoadz a while ago.

They are good at math, and so it was an easy sale. They used to have a fleet of box trucks and lots of warehouse space. Now they have one QuickLoadz and cheap, cheap storage containers.

Containers are so cheap that they keep common job sizes of scaffolding in containers. They keep all of their containers sitting on the ground so they can just shuffle from one container to another to make exactly what goes to a job. They can load a job a week in advance because it isn’t like having a box truck tied up for a week, it’s just a $1,000 container sitting on the gravel waiting to take its load to the next job.

Now, instead of constantly loading from their warehouse into box trucks, then unloading scaffolding from a box truck 4′ off of the ground at a job site, they just pick up the pre-loaded container from their gravel lot, drop it off on the job site, and access it from ground level. No more needing the warehouse space for stacks of scaffolding. Now they use their warehouse space for repairing and making new scaffolding. Plus, the containers work out to $3/sq. ft., whereas the warehouse space is $30/sq. ft. They don’t pay property tax on the containers. They don’t pay insurance on the containers. As they get more business, they just buy more $3/sq. ft. containers instead of building more $30/sq. ft. warehouse.

Then they got the bright idea to lease the container to the contractor after they unloaded their scaffolding. Now they are getting paid to have a 8′ × 20′ billboard for their scaffolding company on these job sites. Then, they started leasing containers to contractors whether they were renting scaffolding or not. They already had a customer base to market to. They instantly added a whole new line of business without trying. Great ROI on renting containers, plus, they still get paid to have their scaffolding company billboard on the job site. They are going to move into container job site offices next.

They are looking to expand by simply renting gravel lots in nearby towns. They don’t need to rent a warehouse, they don’t need loading docks any more. With QuickLoadz, they can move jobs around easily, expand easily. 3 minutes to move a loaded container, without the driver ever leaving their seat in the truck cab.

Amazing. Made me smile when they told me about it.

How many trucks and how much warehouse space can QuickLoadz eliminate for your business?

- Sean

I Did It; Everyone Did

When there was nothing else available, everyone bought the old fashioned tilt and tow trailer that someone has welded a couple of side rails on and called a container mover.

What else were you going to do? But things have changed. Now, there is a trailer designed to move sea shipping containers.

Why would you buy a trailer designed to move cars instead of a trailer designed to move containers?

If you were a tow company and maybe 95% of what you did involved towing cars, then maybe, just maybe, it would be worthwhile buying a tow trailer instead. I say maybe, because QuickLoadz can:

  1. Also tow cars.
  2. See what’s behind you with its Wi-Fi rearview camera.
  3. Control itself with smartphone remote control hydraulics, entirely from the cab of the truck.
  4. Unload itself of pallets, cars, car parts, etc. with an optional tow bar.
  5. Use twice the power of any other trailer on the market with its 38 HP Kohler EFI engine. Technically, it is probably the only trailer you can operate legally in CARB states. An EFI engine is required in California and 12 others, with more being added every year.
  6. Come factory ordered with hot dip galvanizing. Really, what destroys a trailer faster than rust? What is a better rust protection than dipping an entire trailer into molten zinc?

But you don’t spend 95% of your time moving cars, you spend 99% of your time moving containers. So buy the only trailer in the world that can:

  1. Automatically move loaded sea shipping containers. No other company in the world is close to being able to offer this, and you can have it now.
  2. Automatically, at the press of a button, lock that container onto the trailer. How lazy would your driver have to be not to do that?
  3. Not destroy the customer’s asphalt or concrete by dragging the container and/or the trailer bed across it. QuickLoadz floats on big rollers. What is that expense?
  4. Legally move loaded containers. You know those office containers you move? Illegal, unless it is entirely loaded on the trailer. Federal law dictates all four corners on the trailer, secured by the corner castings. We have picked up a couple of customers who have discovered this the hard way—at a weigh station, accompanied by a huge fine. This fine alone is worth more than the price difference between even the most janky bottom of the barrel trailer and QuickLoadz. Let alone, you can no longer move office containers without the risk of another fine.

Mobile storage companies that have bought QuickLoadz have seen production double, and driver retention is at 100%. Try topping that with some trailer that hasn’t changed since 1972.

Last, we are within a couple of thousand dollars of other serious commercial trailer manufacturers, like Landoll. I know you can buy a Landoll knockoff for a lot less, but then you have a cheap knock-off tow trailer masquerading as a container mover.

Bottom line: If you move containers, it simply makes no sense to buy anything other than QuickLoadz.

- Sean

Unmet Demand

Mobile Mini, the nation’s largest mobile storage business, can’t move loaded sea shipping containers either for customers or themselves. This is huge unmet demand.

Two of the emails we received one day last week were people looking to move loaded sea shipping containers in different parts of the country. What is slightly different from the hundreds of emails like this that we receive is they both deal with the largest container rental company in the United States, Mobile Mini.

First from a contractor:

Hi David,

 

I really appreciate that, thank you so much for the info. The container we have on site is a Mobile Mini container, and that’s exactly the issue—they won’t move it loaded, we will need a container on the new site, and we still need to move the items to the new location—trying to find an efficient and somewhat economical way to achieve these goals.

[Redacted]

Corporate & Project Operations Coordinator

Contractors everywhere have this problem.

They don’t want to unload a container, put all the stuff into a truck, store it at a warehouse, pay to get the container moved, reload a truck, then unload it into the container at the new site. Yet, unless they have a crane or access to something similar, that is what they have to do. If only they had a QuickLoadz… or if only they could call someone who has a QuickLoadz.

This second email is actually from someone looking to have loaded 20′ containers moved for them:

Sean,

[Redacted] gave me your contact information. I am looking for pricing on freight from [redacted] for loaded 20 ft storage containers (8X20′). They will be loaded full in [redacted] and will be coming to my ops yard in [redacted].

I am interested in shipping (2) 20 footers at a time.

Can I have pricing on this request?

Thank you!

Best regards,

[Redacted]

[redacted]@mobilemini.com

That email is from Mobile Mini. If the nation’s largest storage company can’t move loaded sea shipping containers, not only for their customers but for themselves, there is real opportunity there.

Buy a QuickLoadz, move empty containers, move cars and equipment and freight, but most of all…

Do what no one else can do and move loaded sea shipping containers. Competition is for losers.

Have 100 seconds to see how to move two 20′ containers on a 40′ bed?

- Sean

1 + 1 = 60,000. Math a VC Understands.

How does one unique new piece of hardware added to one other unique new piece of hardware allow someone to win freight and logistics?

One QuickLoadz.

It has to be QuickLoadz. No other company in the world makes a trailer that can automatically move loaded sea shipping containers.

Plus one autonomous truck.

Lots of choices coming up—maybe ten different companies doing this.

Equals 60,000 pounds of merchandise moved from anywhere to anywhere without anyone touching it.

That’s a revolution. Win freight, or watch someone else do it.

Watch here how QuickLoadz changes the world of freight and logistics:

- Sean

The Self Cleaning Truck Bed. Put Away The Broom.

Half the time you pick up and drop off a container, you cover your truck bed with gravel and mud. Really, to avoid that DOT ticket and the angry driver with the broken windshield, you should sweep it off every time.

But let’s face it.

It’s hard to be motivated when it’s freezing, or worse, almost freezing and raining. Motivating a driver to get out on a slippery deck and sweep it off is even harder.

The self cleaning truck bed

QuickLoadz Super Bed models tilt up to 50°. You load your container at a gentle 15°, but you can slide the bed all the way in and tilt 50° for those tight spaces. The hidden benefit behind this free dump truck is that the bed can pretty much clean itself of loose gravel and dirt.

The 40k Super Bed Loading a Container

I not only design and build trailers, I deliver containers. I’m making this easy on myself so that everyone who has a QuickLoadz will have it easy for them too.

- Sean

Do You Want To Dig A Hole With A Shovel Or A Trackhoe?

I was talking to someone on Facebook who insisted that he could build a trailer like QuickLoadz for half the price. Then we got into some details. He would put on a smaller engine, lighter axles, a winch instead of dual chain drives, no LiftWedges, no sliding axles, no smartphone controlled hydraulics, no rearview camera, no hydraulic locks.

“You don’t need all of that stuff to move empty containers. You over built it.”

It is true that you don’t need all of that stuff to move containers. You don’t need a pickup truck to move drywall, you can tie it to the top of your car.

But if you want to move loaded containers, you at least need a way to get the container all the way onto the trailer bed, and therefore a way to push the container off of the trailer bed. Winches don’t push.

If you want to use winches, chains, and straps, get out and pull start some small engine, get in and out of the cab 10 times while backing up, get in and out of the cab six times while loading (it is hard to steer a truck in the cab while holding down a hydraulic control lever on the trailer; you have to have especially long arms), throw straps over the container… you don’t need all of the stuff that QuickLoadz has. We didn’t invent moving containers. You just need to be a skilled driver, with a good back, good luck, and 30 minutes to spare.

Or, you could use QuickLoadz and take a skilled, 30 minute, difficult, dangerous job and turn it into three minutes of pushing buttons on a smartphone.

A shovel is not the same as a trackhoe.

A trackhoe is not “overbuilt.” If you dig a lot of holes—and big ones—and you do it all the time, you buy a trackhoe. If you dig a couple of fence posts or a garden, you buy a shovel.

One is professional, one is a hobby. Which are you?

- Sean

Free Time This Fall

One of the largest mobile storage companies in the US saw production double with QuickLoadz.

With QuickLoadz, their driver turnover dropped to zero.

Our mobile storage busy time is fall.

July is almost over.

QuickLoadz is 90 days out on new orders.

Plan ahead. Order your QuickLoadz now and get free time this busy fall season.

Have one minute to see how much easier your life could be?

- Sean