Specialised Transportation Inc., STI, the leader in high value product logistics, announces a purchase of 112 new trailers. To properly transport high touch products, special equipment and highly engineered trailers are required to maintain product integrity during transit. STI has contracted with Great Dane Trailers, Kentucky Trailer and Strick Corporation to fulfil their trailer purchase. While the new trailers are equipped with the latest asset management technology, the distinct design goal is cargo integrity, safety, efficiency and maintenance reduction.
STI's trailers feature enhanced cargo securement, air ride suspension and tuck-under lift gates. Half of the new trailers are equipped with 10-foot side loading doors for ease in loading/unloading of very large products. In addition, STI's trailers are equipped with doubleslot logistics posts enabling almost 4,500 internal cargo fastening points and decking flexibility. Lift gates with the latest in technological improvements have been added for ease of use and improved reliability.
"With STI's "safety" culture, we instinctively identified non-standard placement of equipment to ensure safety of the drivers and those that may encounter an STI trailer in operation" stated Tim Hughes, STI's Director of Safety. STI's tires are SmartWay certified and the trailers are equipped with an integrated tire inflation system for improved efficiency, reliability, and overall tire life.
The trailers are equipped with satellite-based tracking system, allowing STI to give customers real-time location visibility of all shipments. The new technology will improve utilisation of assets, monitoring, reporting and enhance overall tracking performance. "The demand for high touch logistics is showing steady growth," says Gary Durkes, Director of Sourcing at STI, "the design of the new trailers will allow us to continue to meet and exceed the marketplace requirements."