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Heil Trailer

tions, as well as in-house custom cabinet construction.
The company's aluminum round/
double conical tankers are proven to
perform in some of the most severe
environments, including the Rocky
Mountains, the Canadian oil fields,
South America, the Middle East and
the Pacific Rim. Its aluminum dry
bulk trailers offer vessel integrity,
low tare weights, high-efficiency,
long wear and easy cleanout with the
Heil Trailer craftsmanship customers have come to expect.
"This is very much a customized
business," Rockafellow says. "Each
customer has nuances they like to
see. We have base model trailers, but
we work with customers to develop the design and specs that will fit
their needs. Some care more about
weight and others care more about
aerodynamics. With our product
breadth, we make sure we don't lose
a deal based on availability. There's
no trailer we won't build."
Heil Trailer expanded into stainless steel tanker/trailers two years
ago to tap into a new customer base
that it previously did not have products to offer. "We are bringing the
Heil Trailer brand, its technology
and service network to a new product line of stainless steel trailers that
will drive incremental growth to the
company," Rockafellow notes.
With its new stainless steel round/
double conical tanker, the company
is focused on meeting the stringent
demands of chemical, fertilizer, acid
and food transport. The tankers offer
easy cleanout for cleanliness, quick
product changeovers and loading
and unloading efficiency. Models are
available from 1,000 to 12,000 gallons with one to eight axles and one
to six compartments.
Heil Trailer's 2017 stainless steel

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tankers are the lightest in their history.
To date, the company has 250 stainless
steel trailers. "It's all about working
hard to have a competitive trailer from
a weight standpoint, understanding
payloads and specific customer needs,"
Rockafellow says. "There is a lot of
work going on behind the scenes."
In addition to its stainless steel line,
Heil Trailer recently debuted a cryogenic trailer in Fairbanks, Alaska, for
testing in the Fairbanks Natural Gas
utility fleet. The 75-foot, five-axle,
13,000-gallon capacity liquefied natural gas trailer is a one-of-a-kind development manufactured by Heil Trailer.
The trailer was made specifically for
the Alaska market because it offers a
greater cryogenic storage container
made by GasCon with Heil's five-axle
trailer that is designed to hold a heavier
load on the roads.

Key Relationships
Heil Trailer's network of 23 dealers
across the United States and Canada is
one of the ways the company sets itself
apart - in addition to its products. "We
have the best network in the country,"
Rockafellow says.
"If you asked any one of our competitors if they would switch dealers with
us they would ask, 'Where do I sign?'"
he adds. "The customer service and
technical expertise our dealers have -
there's no one better."
Because Heil Trailer dealers offer
technical support and provide service
to the tanker/trailers in addition to the
company's 16-person warranty, inside
sales and customer support staff, a
good network is vital to the comCivacon Throughout the world, Civacon equipment

can be found on Heil Trailers. Safeguarding against costly
petroleum and chemical spills, tank overfills and fugitive
vapor emissions, Civacon and Heil Trailer set the standard
for real-world performance in the most rigorous and
demanding applications. When you want the best, there is
no better match than Civacon and Heil Trailer.

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