Savannah, GA,
27
March
2014
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04:59 AM
America/New_York

Chapman Trucking's business easily turns the corner with custom spec'd Freedom LT

Summary


Chapman Trucking, Inc. relies on Great Dane flatbeds to haul its heavy loads and works closely with its Great Dane dealership to specify trailers to handle those loads—which include steel and pre-cast concrete. A Maine-based commercial transportation and warehousing company, it began with one tractor and trailer and owner-driver, Edward Chapman.

Chapman Trucking, Inc. relies on Great Dane flatbeds to haul its heavy loads and works closely with its Great Dane dealership to specify trailers to handle those loads—which include steel and pre-cast concrete. A Maine-based commercial transportation and warehousing company, it began with one tractor and trailer and owner-driver, Edward Chapman. Over the years the company has expanded to include transportation needs with regular and specialized vans and flatbeds, long and short haul and local delivery, among other transportation services.


Recently, the company added ten new Great Dane Freedom LT combination steel and aluminum flatbed trailers. Because some deliveries are made in the Boston Metro area, the new trailers were specified with closed tandem sliders, (instead of its usual spread axle spec') to allow for shortening the wheelbase to accommodate tight turns in the city.

According to Ed Chapman, "The tandem sliders give us the flexibility we need for city deliveries because we can slide the axles forward for easier maneuvering around corners, which in turn helps protect our tires. We rely on our Atlantic Great Dane dealership staff for support, including supplying us with the parts we need to do our in-house servicing."


Hauling heavy loads with a lighter, more agile trailer provides the best flatbed solution for Chapman Trucking.

Exceptionally Strong

Great Dane's Freedom LT flatbed trailers, which are designed from the road up, are built light and tough to go the distance with extreme structural integrity, yet provide exceptional lightweight for a high performance solution strong enough for heavy-duty hauling needs. This trailer's steel-aluminum combo design offers a competitive weight and price with a long list of valuable options.