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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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Reducing Fuel Costs for Your Fleet: Real World Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Fleet Managers, Fleet Maintenance, Technology

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With oil prices fluctuating wildly and sometimes reaching outrageous heights, many fleet managers and owner/operators are looking for ways to trim down their fuel costs. Fortunately, there are several simple and common sense steps you can take to cut out unnecessary fuel waste and improve profit margins.

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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 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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Managing Operating Costs for Your Fleet: 3 Ways to Save Money

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Fleet Managers, Benefits of Curtainside Trailers, Curtainside Conversions, Fleet Maintenance

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Some costs of operating a fleet are beyond your control: fuel prices that rise and fall with the international market, insurance, and necessities like the cost of finding and training drivers. However, you’re not totally without options in the fight to reduce operating costs of a fleet. Numerous opportunities exist to make changes and improve the bottom line. More good news: many changes that lower costs also make your fleet more efficient and productive, as well as increasing customer satisfaction. Take a closer look at your own operation and you can probably come with a number of ways of cutting unnecessary expense. Meanwhile, here are three examples to start with:

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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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