HEIL TRAILER DEVELOPS 5-AXLE PETROLEUM TRAILER FOR INCREASED PAYLOAD
Athens, Tenn. – (Trailer Technician) – Heil Trailer recently introduced a 5-axle, 12,000-gallon petroleum trailer that enables customers in the Northwest U.S. to haul more in fewer runs.
The new 5-axle trailer is the result of a collaboration between Heil Trailer and its dealer, Semi Service (Salt Lake City, Utah) to design a trailer with greater hauling capability for Sinclair Oil, which has operated Heil Trailer products for over 30 years. The 5-axle trailer was specifically designed to meet transportation challenges in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon and Montana.
An option to standard 4-axle, 11,500-gallon petroleum trailers, the 5-axle trailer is manufactured with next-generation aluminum components that help minimize tare weight. This lightweight aerodynamic design has been shown to reduce fuel consumption by 8%. Along with a lower center of gravity that enhances rollover stability, the new trailer also increases payload by as much as 6%.
“We’re really impressed with what we’ve been able to do with this trailer,” said Danny Hansen, Manager of Truck Operations at Sinclair Oil. “We’ve been able to increase our product haul per load and reduce our fuel consumption. As a result, we’ve succeeded in increasing revenue while also reducing operational costs. The 5-axle trailer provides straighter and more controlled braking, so our drivers feel more comfortable operating it over driving pup trailers. It’s been a very good move for us and we plan to order another 5-axle in the future.”
“Heil Trailer continues to listen to industry needs and provide customers with more efficient and safer transportation solutions that drive their bottom line,” said Ryan Rockafellow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at EnTrans International. “We received overwhelmingly positive feedback during the recent Western Petroleum Marketers Association (WPMA) conference, where the new 5-axle trailer was displayed.”
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About Heil Trailer International, Co.
Established in 1901, Heil Trailer International, Co. is the leading brand of durable tank trailers and is known for the enduring performance of its products, industry-leading support and solutions-driven customer service. A manufacturer of liquid, dry bulk, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense trailers, Heil designs its products to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in 85 countries around the globe. Heil Trailer International, Co. is owned by American Industrial Partners, an operationally oriented middle market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. Heil Trailer International, Co., Polar Service Centers, Polar Tank Trailer and JARCO are part of EnTrans International, LLC, a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment and related components used in the oil & gas industry. SERVA and Kalyn Siebert are part of the energy division of EnTrans. Heil Trailer International, Co. is headquartered in Athens, Tennessee. For more information about Heil Trailer, visit heiltrailer.com