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Cost Effective Ways to Use Your Trailer, Truck, or Van as an Advertising Tool

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2016 11:05:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Miscellaneous, Fleet Managers, Curtainside Trailers, Benefits of Curtainside Trailers

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Advertising on a trailer, truck or van puts your brand and message in motion.

While stationary billboards have been the staple of outdoor advertising for decades, advertising on commercial vehicles is now a competitive option for the most advertising bang-per-buck.

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What Type of Maintenance is Required on a Curtainside?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Fleet Maintenance

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The theory behind curtainside design is straightforward simplicity to streamline loading and unloading freight, expedite shipments down the road, and open up new profit opportunities for carriers.

That philosophy also extends to routine maintenance. Curtainsides are built for daily, high-mileage use in real-world conditions. Excessive downtime for any reason—including preventive maintenance—simply isn’t an option in this competitive industry. Maintaining a curtainside trailer is a standardized procedure that can be implemented by most fleet maintenance personnel.

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3 Ways to Repair a Curtainside Trailer

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Fleet Maintenance

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There are many benefits to having a curtainside system. Besides giving your truck’s surface a protective coat, a curtain can also serve as a great advertising opportunity. Over time, however, even the most durable curtains may experience rips, tears, or general trauma from everyday use. In all likelihood you will find yourself repairing your curtain a few times every year. Here are 3 ways to repair a curtainside trailer so that you can get back on the road without spending a ton of money in the process.

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7 Tips for Driving a Curtainside Trailer in Windy Conditions

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Safety

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Every year, 18 wheelers in the U.S. travel enough highway miles to make 3,755,351 trips around the entire earth.

Trucking is year-round and nationwide. Consequently, driving in windy conditions is something most curtainside trailers will experience sooner or later. Windy conditions can be especially dangerous for semi-trucks and without proper care trucks can pose a danger to both the driver and others on the road. Here are seven tips you can keep in mind for staying safe and keeping your cargo intact as well.

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Finding Curtain Side Trailer Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Fleet Maintenance

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Curtainside trailers are growing in popularity because they offer a more flexible range of cargo options and configurations with a lighter and less cost intensive design. Whether you are already using a curtainside trailer or are interested in purchasing one in the future, Roland Curtains designs custom trailers on an individual basis depending on the parts and accessories that are most important to your transport company.

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How it's made: Manufacturing Curtainsiders

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Trailer Conversions, Curtainside Trailers, Manufacturing, Engineering

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At Roland Curtains, we design, engineer and manufacture curtainsides from new and used flatbed trailers.

So, what goes on in the curtainside trailer manufacturing process of these trailers?

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What is a Curtainside?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers

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For decades, truck trailers came in basically two varieties: the enclosed van and the flatbed. Unfortunately, freight just kept getting more and more diverse, with different types demanding greater flexibility for hauling as well as options for loading and unloading. While progress was slow to catch up with these demands, the arrival of the curtainside trailer in the American market from Europe in the 1990s was a game-changing event for haulers and shippers alike.

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How to Fix My Curtainside Trailer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Fleet Maintenance

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Curtainsides have handled extreme loads over millions of miles... yet any freight vehicle is subject to wear and tear. Like a conventional flatbed or enclosed van, a curtainside trailer takes a beating during service on the road. Even though the construction of Roland Curtains are the best in the market, accidental damage or wear-related issues may need a fix.

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How to Clean and Care for a Curtainsider

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2016 9:05:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Fleet Maintenance

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Curtainsiders are a great investment that will last beyond their expected life span with proper care and cleaning.

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Fixing a Curtainside: The Importance of Finding the Right Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Fleet Maintenance

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Curtainside trailers combine the best of many worlds: loading and unloading access from three sides without a dock, cargo-protecting enclosure and security minus tarping, and rapid conversion between configurations as circumstances require. Curtainside structures also blend load-bearing strength with light weight for maximum fuel economy and low maintenance. However, like any piece of equipment in your fleet, a curtainside is subject to real world wear and tear—particularly since its superior versatility usually means heavy utilization and high mileage—as well as the slings and arrows of random damage that occurs in busy freight operations. When you need replacement parts for any reason, We have your back—and the front, the roof, and both sides, too.

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