As people who ship or transport freight know, there are two primary types of suspension for semi trailers: spring ride and air ride. Spring ride uses multiple layers of flexible steel strips joined together in what is called a “leaf pack” to provide cushioning for the trailer. Air ride, the more recent of the two technologies, uses a system of air lines, valves, and air-spring bags to raise the trailer chassis from the axle.
When it comes to the dry van trailers, flatbed trailers, refrigerated trailers, lift gate trailers, or other semi trailers your business needs to operate, how you choose to acquire them is an important tactical decision. Whether you are in the trucking, warehousing, or transportation business, getting cartage trailers, storage trailers, and over the road trailers in the way that best aligns with your financial strategy is critical to your success.