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QuickLoadz at the Future of Supply Chain Conference

On May 10th, QuickLoadz will do what has never been done before. CEO Sean Jones will remotely load a full sea shipping container that is 900 miles away.

While standing on stage at the FreightWaves “Future of the Supply Chain” event in Bentonville Arkansas, Sean will move a full sea shipping container at our plant in Athens, Ohio.

This isn’t a stunt. This is to show that QuickLoadz is the future of the supply chain. QuickLoadz is so automated that we can move 90% of the world’s freight remotely.

Bentonville, Arkansas… that town sounds familiar…

- Sean

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Don’t Lose Drivers This Winter

How are you going to keep your drivers this winter?

With QuickLoadz, you can keep your drivers all year round. Why?

  • No frozen chains
  • No frozen straps
  • No manual labor
  • No leaving the truck cab
  • No harsh wind
  • No freezing temperatures
  • No snow

The Formula for QuickLoadz Reliability

It’s the small things that add up to reliability.

When we first started making trailers, we used the same connectors everyone in the trailer business used. And if you know trailers, after a couple years, you have electrical failures.

Deutsch Connector

Now, we use the best Deutsch connectors we can buy.

Most lights are not only connected to the harness ground, but they also have a separate ground wire. This means there would need to be over twice as many failures on a QuickLoadz to get the same intermittent light flickering problems that are so common to other trailers.

The extra grounding means we run extra wires; the “best we can buy” connectors add cost to our wiring harness; but that is part of the formula for QuickLoadz reliability.

The oldest QuickLoadz is now three years older than the seven-year standard life of a trailer. Ten years and counting…

QuickLoadz Welcomes Fox Business Channel for a Day of Live Reports

Athens, Ohio—QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics was excited and honored Nov. 9 to host correspondent Jeff Flock and his Fox Business Network crew for a series of live reports on the role the company’s products can play in solving the nation’s supply chain woes.

Three reports aired that day from the QuickLoadz manufacturing site in Athens, Ohio, during the Stuart Varney, Neil Cavuto, and Liz Claman programs. In each, the patented QuickLoadz system of easily loading and unloading sea shipping containers was demonstrated on live television by company CEO and inventor Sean Jones. In one, the truck-mounted bed version for handling 20-foot containers was highlighted, while the others focused on the QuickLoadz chassis for over-road hauling of 40-foot containers.

Correspondent Flock accented the easy-to-use smartphone application that enables the driver to pick up the container, lock it in place, unlock it, and deposit it on the ground, all without the use of any further equipment and without leaving the cab of the truck. The reports pointed to the potential role of the QuickLoadz system in making shipment from port to final destination easier, thereby streamlining the supply chain.

Said Flock at the close of the final report, “All made in the USA. Solving a problem right here at home.”

About QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics

QuickLoadz builds computer controlled, Wi-Fi-enabled truck beds and trailers to allow a driver to move loaded sea shipping containers in three minutes without leaving their seat in the truck cab.

Ninety percent of the world’s freight travels in sea shipping containers. This system is called intermodal freight and is the basis for world trade, a 9.6-trillion-dollar market. QuickLoadz allows any container to be moved anywhere without need for additional infrastructure such as loading docks, warehouses and cranes. QuickLoadz opens up the world of intermodal freight in a way never before possible.

QuickLoadz is the last piece to create the new world of freight. It creates a world where distribution centers can ‘pop-up’, expand or contract where needed.  A world where the autonomous truck can work with a QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics trailer to deliver entire container loads of freight in three minutes without anyone touching the load.

QuickLoadz is developing a new all-electric drivetrain and Hybrid Power Axle system that will provide up to an estimated twenty percent in fuel savings. QuickLoadz is also building on the embedded multi-camera Wi-Fi computer system with GPS and cellular to create a built-in SAAS cloud logistics platform that can provide real-time information to managers and drivers alike.

QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics contact:

Sean Jones
888 304 3946 ext. 4
QuickLoadz.com

QuickLoadz on FOX Business News

Just another day at QuickLoadz, cutting steel, welding steel, making the best trailers in the world.

Wait… is that a camera crew? It turns out that during a national port crisis that someone at Fox Business Network may have noticed that QuickLoadz is the only company in the world that builds trailers that automatically move loaded sea shipping containers.

Tune in for live coverage on Tuesday.

QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics Orders AI Vision Robotic Welding Cell from Path Robotics

ATHENS, OHIO—QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics, the leader in automated shipping container handling, is excited to announce it has ordered the world’s most advanced robotic welding cell from fellow Ohio company Path Robotics.

QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics’ computer-controlled, Wi-Fi-enabled trailers are the only automated trailers capable of moving loaded shipping containers. QuickLoadz’ fast, safe, flexible system works without additional equipment to move the 168 million sea shipping containers that are the foundation of world freight and logistics.

“When manufacturing heavy trailers that will be hauling 60,000-pound containers at seventy miles per hour down a busy highway, weld quality and consistency is supremely important. I have been looking at robotic welding systems for years and right here in Ohio, sixty miles away, I find an exciting company that has the most advanced robotic welding system in the world.”

“Path Robotics building a system that will allow QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics to scale its production shows that innovation is thriving in Ohio,” says Founder and CEO Sean Jones. “Freight and logistics automation has really come to the forefront of awareness with the autonomous truck and the enormous backlogs at the ports and distribution centers. QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics is a solution to many of these problems and the timing couldn’t be better to scale.”

The Path Robotics system uses a vision-based artificial intelligence robotic welding cell that will complete the final welding on the beams and undercarriage parts that make up a QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics trailer. “This system will free up our skilled welders and fabricators for complex assembly that only humans can do and automate the tedious long welds,” adds QuickLoadz Director of Operations Ashley O’Brien.

About QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics

QuickLoadz builds computer controlled, Wi-Fi-enabled truck beds and trailers to allow a driver to move loaded sea shipping containers in three minutes without leaving their seat in the truck cab.

Ninety percent of the world’s freight travels in sea shipping containers. This system is called intermodal freight and is the basis for world trade, a 9.6-trillion-dollar market. QuickLoadz allows any container to be moved anywhere without need for additional infrastructure such as loading docks, warehouses and cranes. QuickLoadz opens up the world of intermodal freight in a way never before possible.

QuickLoadz is the last piece to create the new world of freight. It creates a world where distribution centers can ‘pop-up’, expand or contract where needed.  A world where the autonomous truck can work with a QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics trailer to deliver entire container loads of freight in three minutes without anyone touching the load.

QuickLoadz is developing a new all-electric drivetrain and Hybrid Power Axle system that will provide up to an estimated twenty percent in fuel savings. QuickLoadz is also building on the embedded multi-camera Wi-Fi computer system with GPS and cellular to create a built-in SAAS cloud logistics platform that can provide real-time information to managers and drivers alike.

About Path Robotics

At Path Robotics, we create manufacturing robots that autonomously scan, position, and weld your parts without the need for skilled welders or robot programmers.

The future of manufacturing won’t build itself, yet. At Path, we’re delivering on the promise of what intelligent industrial robotics can become. “Path Robotics is solving a complex and critical problem in our country, which is the gap between the supply and demand for skilled workers. Their technology represents a tremendous opportunity to lead American manufacturing into the future.”
said Investor Lee Fixel from Addition.

Today we’re focused on welding robotics, but that’s only the beginning. We’re making intelligent robots that make manufacturing infinitely flexible and infinitely scalable.

Our mission is to enable robots to build, so humans can create. The future of manufacturing will be built by Path Robotics.

News Release

QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics contact

Sean Jones
888 304 3946 ext. 4
QuickLoadz.com

Path Robotics contact

Tim Trad
Trad@Path-Robotics.com
Path-Robotics.com

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

QuickLoadz to Attend The Utility Expo 2021

ATHENS, OHIO—QuickLoadz will be attending The Utility Expo 2021 from September 28–30 in Louisville, Kentucky. QuickLoadz will be exhibiting at Booth A1006. Our booth can be found directly through the doors across from the registration desk.

Attendees will be able to experience the unique, patented hardware that enables QuickLoadz to automatically load a container in three minutes. QuickLoadz can load or unload shipping containers up to 60,000 lbs. without a crane, winch or forklift. Powering every QuickLoadz is the Brain Box—an onboard computer with a built-in Wi-Fi access point—allowing drivers to control every function with a smartphone or tablet from inside the truck. Every QuickLoadz trailer features a rearview camera, Lift Wedges that gently raise the container, drive chains that load the container by grabbing its corner castings and four hydraulic locks that secure the container without straps.

QuickLoadz revolutionizes freight in six clear ways:

  1. Our customers can make more deliveries every day, which can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra income from one QuickLoadz over the life of the trailer.
  2. Drivers like moving containers with QuickLoadz because there’s no manual labor, drastically improving employee retention.
  3. QuickLoadz has a perfect safety record with zero reported injuries in eight years.
  4. QuickLoadz gives moving and freight companies a local monopoly on handling loaded shipping containers.
  5. The surface-safe rollers on the back of every QuickLoadz bed eliminates loading surface damage.
  6. The Brain Box powering every QuickLoadz trailer today will allow for a cloud logistics network with real-time location tracking and reporting.

QuickLoadz will be demoing a prototype all-electric trailer drivetrain. While QuickLoadz trailers today feature a 38 HP Kohler EFI engine, QuickLoadz is developing the world’s first battery-electric automated trailer with a 11.5 kW electric motor. This is the first step in developing our electrified product lineup, a transition we expect to be commercially available for the 2024 model year.

The Utility Expo Floorplan

About QuickLoadz

QuickLoadz was founded in 2013 to commercialize Sean Jones’ patented invention to move loaded sea shipping containers. QuickLoadz builds computer controlled and Wi-Fi enabled truck beds and trailers to allow a driver to move loaded sea shipping containers in 3 minutes without ever leaving their seat in the truck cab. 95% of the world’s freight travels in standardized sea shipping containers. QuickLoadz is the only company in the world that builds a trailer to automatically move those 168,000,000 containers.

About The Utility Expo

The Utility Expo is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends. The biennial trade show, known for equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations, takes place in Louisville, Ky.

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