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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.

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

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

Piedmont GREEN and QuickLoadz Announce Joint Development Agreement

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Piedmont GREEN and QuickLoadz are thrilled to announce a joint development agreement to provide a fast, safe, and simple way of delivery for shipping container homes. The partnership is expected to have QuickLoadz provide up to 1,200 automated trailers to Piedmont GREEN as Piedmont GREEN rolls out over 20,000 shipping container homes nationwide, starting in South Carolina, North Carolina and Ohio.

QuickLoadz computer controlled Wi-Fi trailers are the only trailers in the world capable of moving loaded shipping containers automatically. The multi-use trailers are planned to be used not only in the revolutionary movement of shipping container homes, but also for other movements of freight and logistics as Piedmont GREEN expands its services and offerings across the United States.

Aside from automatic movement of shipping containers, QuickLoadz trailers also have the unique ability to auto unload themselves. The goal for this fleet of trailers is to finally be able to move loaded shipping containers easily nationwide. A process that currently requires coordination of cranes at both the pickup and delivery locations, as well as coordinating a fleet of flatbed semi trucks. In bringing the delivery of the shipping container homes in house, Piedmont GREEN gains control of the logistics and eliminates the dependency on cranes for loading and unloading shipping container homes.

“We are excited to partner with QuickLoadz to bring this innovative technology to the world of shipping container transportation,” said Gene Hamel, President and CEO of Piedmont GREEN. “Through the knowledge that both companies bring to the table, we are able to continue to achieve our goals of not only safely bringing container homes to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Ohio, but also continue to topple the affordable housing issues across the country.”

“Piedmont is much more than just another container modifier, Piedmont has a vision and is putting together an amazing package that is affordable, and very eco friendly,” said Sean Jones, CEO of QuickLoadz. “They have pulled together all of the pieces from manufacturing the homes, to making them energy self sufficient, to delivery, to the financing. It is a remarkable all in one package, and we are very excited to be working with them.”

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.

“QuickLoadz partnership with Piedmont Green is a perfect example of how the ability to move loaded sea shipping containers can change the world of logistics,” says Sean Jones. “Suddenly every farmer, manufacturer, small shop can gain the benefits of the intermodal system.”

About Piedmont GREEN

Piedmont GREEN is the first state of the art, modular shipping container home builder in South Carolina. Founded in 2017, Piedmont GREEN was built on one goal, to combat the housing crises through affordable housing. With corporate offices located in Greenville, South Carolina, Piedmont GREEN is centralized to help bring housing all across the south. One major achievement of Piedmont GREEN was the invitation to attend and display a home at the Innovative Housing Showcase in Washington D.C. in 2019, where Piedmont GREEN debuted its initiative to bring affordable homes to veterans through a $300 mortgage and $30 electric bill program. The program combines the innovative technology of container homes and solar power.

Today, Piedmont GREEN is one of the leaders in affordable housing and modular home building across the United States.

News Release

QuickLoadz contact

Sean Jones
888 304 3946 ext 4
QuickLoadz.com

Piedmont GREEN contact

Aaron Watson
VP of Marketing
aaron@3cordmanagement.com

Valqari and QuickLoadz Announce Joint Development Agreement

ATHENS, OHIO—Valqari, LLC, creator of the patented Smart Drone Delivery Station, and QuickLoadz, the leader in automated shipping container handling, are thrilled to announce a joint development agreement to provide a fast, safe, and simple way to facilitate package delivery drones.

QuickLoadz computer controlled Wi-Fi trailers are the only trailers in the world capable of moving loaded shipping containers automatically. QuickLoadz’s system provides a fast, safe, flexible micro-distribution center which can fit into a parking space allowing Valqari, along with their other partners to solve the final-mile delivery problem.

“Autonomous delivery is here now and expanding quickly. Valqari with their partners are putting together the leading drone package delivery system,” said Sean Jones, CEO of QuickLoadz. “We are very excited to be working with them.”

Valqari’s Drone Delivery Station is the only solution that has solved the “last inch” logistic problems associated with drone deliveries, allowing for an entirely automated and secure drone package delivery. The seven and a half-feet high Drone Delivery Station offers a convenient landing station with six separate storage units to accommodate multiple drone and traditional deliveries or pickups. The station also maintains a digital chain of custody throughout the entire delivery process to give users peace of mind knowing their packages are secure until retrieved.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with QuickLoadz which will allow us to expand our cargo delivery support capabilities. Our mission aligns with QuickLoadz to ultimately reshape the global logistics industry with safer, smarter and faster solutions,” said Ryan Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Valqari.

About QuickLoadz

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 leaving their seat in the truck cab.

95% of the world’s freight travels in sea shipping containers. This is called intermodal freight and it 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 to intermodal freight in a way never before possible.

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 doesn’t stop with revolutionizing freight. Under development, QuickLoadz’s new all-electric axle system can provide 25% in fuel savings. Also under development, QuickLoadz’s trailers multiple cameras, computer, Wi-Fi, GPS and GSM creates a built in SAAS cloud logistics system that can provide real time information which no other system can come close to.

About Valqari

Valqari, a Chicago-based start-up and recently named “Best Tech Startup in North America” by the 2020 Timmy Awards, has created the only drone delivery solution that has solved the “last inch” logistic problems with its patented Drone Delivery Station. It features communication technology that will allow for an entirely automated drone delivery. Valqari patents have been cited by 108 other patents and holds utility patents in 14 countries and territories including: the U.S., the U.K., Germany, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, South Africa, and several other countries in the European Union. To learn more about Valqari visit valqari.com.

News Release

QuickLoadz contact

Sean Jones
(888) 304-3946 ext. 4
QuickLoadz.com

Valqari contact

Madeline Zenz
(815) 762-9228
Valqari@3rdcoastpr.com

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