Monthly Archives: June 2012
Featherlite is at FedFleet 2012 in Louisville this week. It’s a unique, comprehensive event that offers fleet management, automotive procurement, aviation and marine educational sessions at one location. It’s also an opportunity for federal, state and local government fleet managers and other officials to meet with vendors, like Featherlite.
Featherlite is a GSA Contract Holder (Contract GS-30F-0029U), and we offer a wide range of standard GSA approved trailers. Visit the GSA website for more information and our catalog of products.
Training trailers for Union Pacific Railroad
Two new Featherlite training trailers, or mobile classrooms, recently became part of Union Pacific Railroad’s fleet of mobile classrooms. They use the trailers to bring training to locomotive engineer and conductor locations in 23 states that are part of their system. Read more about Union Pacific’s mobile training program in this article.
New Featherlite NASCAR support and media trailer
Here’s a press release on the new Featherlite NASCAR support and media trailer that went to its first NASCAR race last weekend…
CRESCO, Iowa/June 14, 2012 — The newly redesigned custom Featherlite “T1” NASCAR support and media trailer is gearing up for its second race of the NASCAR season this weekend in Brooklyn, Michigan. Larger and more efficient work space for media personnel was a crucial element of the new design of the trailer, which is utilized during the season by FOX, TNT, ESPN and ABC.
The 53-foot Featherlite transporter features approximately 495 square feet of usable interior space when its double slideouts are expanded. The trailer is designed with three separate work areas, two of which are used by the networks which broadcast the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. FOX and TNT share one space while ABC and ESPN work from the other. “This trailer gives the networks’ track reporters a place to call home among all the activity that’s going on in the garage area during any given race weekend,” Specialty Sales Manager Mike Galvin said. Galvin has worked with Featherlite’s NASCAR clients for nearly 20 years.
The two media areas are designed with five workstations each. Replacing the previous version of this trailer put into service over four years ago, the new trailer allows for a separate entrance to each network’s office space with an outside platform for the front one. This replaces the single and more congested entrance of the previous trailer. The new design also created additional cabinets and storage space and overall added additional square feet to each work space. An updated interior décor of grays and blacks as well as new exterior graphics enhances the trailer.
The third portion of the trailer is utilized by Featherlite as a support and sales hub. Featherlite supplies nearly 90% of the NASCAR teams with race car haulers. Featherlite has support staff on site at each race to address any service issues, and these Featherlite personnel are headquartered from T1 in the garage area. In addition, sales personnel have a private meeting area they can utilize. The rear exterior of the trailer features TV monitors that display timing and scoring information, as well as weather updates, for others in the garage area to view.
Featherlite driver Jake Patterson, who transports the trailer to each race, said the added space and new interior décor were the two things that stood out to him and the TNT crew at the trailer’s first race in Pocono. ESPN will use their space for the first time this weekend in Michigan.
Featherlite is also the manufacturer of trailers used by NASCAR to serve as office and meeting space for race officials and other personnel. Typically, around ten Featherlite transporters are used at each Sprint Cup race each weekend by NASCAR alone, according to Galvin.
For more information on Featherlite race transporters, office trailers and other specialty trailers, visit www.featherlitespecialty.com or call 800-800-1230.
Mobile grocery trailer
MoGro’s new mobile grocery trailer, built by Featherlite, will be put into service in New Mexico soon! MoGro provides access to healthy, affordable food to communities that currently lack access due to physical location and cost. The organization’s newly designed trailer is expected to be a much improved experience for customers than their previous unit, which was not built by Featherlite. The interior of the trailer is temperature controlled and allows for easy entry and exit as all shopping and checkouts will now be done inside the trailer. There will be refrigerated cases for produce and dairy, frozen cases for meat and dry sections for staple items.