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