Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., now offers DoubleStack—an advanced cargo loading and capacity management system that allows shippers to more fully and efficiently utilize space in trailers while securing freight more effectively.
The racking system allows for loading of cargoes on two separate adjustable levels throughout the length of the trailer, accommodating shipments of different dimensions while more fully utilizing the trailer. In addition, custom-designed strapping mechanisms unique to the DoubleStack system enable shipments to be securely tied down to prevent movement during transit and provide added protection against damage.
Con-way Truckload's DoubleStack trailers feature thick aluminum tracks attached to supporting vertical posts every 16 inches along the trailer walls, with adjustable bars—or cross beams—that clamp securely into each track. The metal cross beams are height-adjustable and can be set in a variety of horizontal track positions to accommodate freight pallets of different sizes, while maximizing the stability of loaded freight at any point in the trailer. The DoubleStack system is suitable for a wide variety of customer goods, including fragile products that must be segregated and traditionally cannot be double-stacked, or pallets with products of varying height dimensions and stability.
Con-way has initially converted 100 of its standard 53-foot truckload trailers to the DoubleStack system, with additional unit conversions planned for later this year.
Company: Con-way Truckload
Company URL: www.con-way.com