Fontaine Trailer introduced two new trailers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.
Fontaine's Revolution Combo trailer
Fontaine's Revolution Combo trailer

A "revolutionary" composite trailer weighs only 9,000 pounds yet features an 80,000-pound distributed frame capacity. The Revolution Combo features 23-inch steel main beams combined with an extruded aluminum floor for maximum strength and support at a lower overall weight.

The sleek, aerodynamic shape is designed to cut through the air with a drag coefficient "never before achieved on a flatbed trailer," according to company officials. Friction-stir welding, technology borrowed from the aerospace industry, adds to the strength of the floor while reducing weight to offer bigger payloads and more miles per gallon.

The patent-pending one-piece extruded aluminum siderail withstands impact damage better than conventional designs. An integrated load securement system makes loading and unloading faster and easier.

Fontaine also is expanding its line of Velocity dropdeck trailers to include triaxle models.
These new trailers feature steel I-beam construction with steel crossmembers. Velocity boasts standard features such as LED lights, full length winch track with 16 sliding winches, bolt-on steel bumper that meets underride requirements for USA and Canada, rubber dock bumpers, 130 yield stress steel beam material, stake pockets on 24-inch centers, and I-beam crossmembers on 12-inch centers.

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