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Yearly Archives: 2017

  • 12-29-2017 Featherlite Race Transporters

    This time of year means many racing teams are taking delivery of new race transporters. Here are a few photos of new Featherlite transporters that have hit the road recently.

    Featherlite race transporter

    Featherlite race transporter

    Featherlite race transporter

    Featherlite race transporter

    Featherlite race transporter

  • 11-29-2017 Assistance League of LA

    The Assistance League of Los Angeles’ Operation School Bell rolls up to schools with their new, 48-foot Featherlite trailer. At each location, up to 300 K-5 students attending L.A. public schools — from low-income families to homeless children — will leave with some basics that can make school and life a little easier. Thanks to generous donations, all items given out are brand new. Read more about this specialty trailer on our website.

  • 10-31-2017 Samaritan’s Purse

    Samaritan’s Purse mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters in the United States. Headquartered in Boone, NC, the group also often stays behind on the scene after their initial response to rebuild or restore houses for needy families.

    To better take care of its volunteers, the group has turned to Featherlite Specialty Trailers many times since Featherlite first built custom work tool-carrying trailers for Samaritan’s Purse in 2011.

    Read more about their Featherlite specialty trailers on our website.

  • 9-28-2017 Sugizaki Transport Co.

    Featherlite recently completed production on two transporters for Sugizaki Transport Co. of Japan. One of the trailers is a race car hauler while the other is an engineering support trailer. Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

    Sugizaki Transport trailer

  • 9-15-2017 Billy Graham Rapid Response Team

    The three 40-ft. custom trucks the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to disaster and emergency scenes across America have their purpose printed on the side: Sharing HOPE in Crisis.

    Whether a natural disaster (tornado, hurricane, flood, etc.) or manmade crisis (mass shooting, terrorist attack, civil unrest, etc.) is involved, the mission remains the same: Provide a comfortable chair, a cup of coffee or water and a prayer for firefighters, EMTs, police and others — an oasis amidst chaos, stress and long hours.

    Featherlite Trailers built the custom truck bodies to help Charlotte, NC-based Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) meet those needs, wherever a crisis may take them.

    “We typically will try to locate them as close to the hot zone or the center of where an incident happened as possible — whether it’s in Alabama, California or any of the other 20-plus states we’ve been to,” said Jack Munday, International Director, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. “It establishes, one, a ministry of presence for the rapid response team, and two, it facilitates the gathering, whether it’s local people coming in for prayer. It’s a place for law enforcement when it’s cold to come in and take a break with a cup of coffee. In the summer, it’s kind of a respite for first responders.”

    Mark Ackley, Featherlite segment sales manager, said: “Through a great team effort between Featherlite engineers, and RRT leadership, we created units that can accommodate a lot of different situations and needs.”

    The front door on the passenger side of the vehicle comes into a larger room in the front. It has bench seats on both sides where slideouts are, opposite of one another, plus a 24-inch wide table down the center that’s permanently fixed to the floor and surrounded by comfortable chairs on rollers. The unit also includes a TV monitor, galley area, bathroom and a counter workspace.

    For more information on how to put a custom Featherlite specialty trailer to work for your company or organization, call Featherlite Specialty Sales at 800-800-1230 or contact us via featherlitespecialty.com.

    Response trailer