You’ve often heard the phrase ‘time is money.’ Well, in the portable restroom industry, it can unfortunately take a lot of time to get from one place to another, from job to yard and vice versa. If you use a traditional trailer or flatbed truck for transporting your units, you know that loading and unloading before and after a job involves a lot of work, not to mention a lot of straps, tie-downs, or cables.
Luckily, there’s a solution to help you do your job more efficiently. Introducing: the strapless transportation trailer!
Strapless transportation trailers use clamps instead of straps. The trailers have built-in metal rails that clamp over the skid or legs of your portable restroom units, securing the units in place. What’s even more amazing is that strapless trailers let you lock the individual unit to the trailer, meaning you can merely clamp a unit in and away you go!
Most portable restroom operators use straps to secure their units to their trailers. Most often, this means tying all of the units together and to the trailer. Strapless trailers have great benefits over using straps:
All of these bring greater efficiency and convenience to your job. Loading and unloading your units not only becomes quicker, it’s easier to do and can be managed by one person.
Strapless transportation trailers are not for everyone. With the clamping system, all of your units must have the same bases to fit. Anything else, like sinks or different unit types, will not fit the clamp. For that reason, strapless trailers may not work for your operation.
Strapless transport trailers can vary in capacity from trailers that hold four portable restroom units to trailers that hold 20+ units. The most popular are trailers with 10-, 12-, 16-, and 20-unit capacity.
The cost of strapless trailers usually ranges from $4,000 to $9,000 for the most popular configurations, though it varies depending on the manufacturer, seller, and location. Ask your suppliers if they have any in stock or if they can provide more info on these trailers.
So, if you’re interested in saving time on the job and you’ve got a fleet made up of all the same units, consider investing in strapless trailers for greater efficiency. If you need more variety from your trailer, however, straps are still a great option.
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