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Fontaine Introduces Versatile Twist Lock Trailers for Frac Sand Haulers

Released on February 20, 2018

FontaineĀ®, the leading brand and recognized technology leader in the platform trailer industry, is pleased to announce the release of two new trailers designed to handle the demands of frac sand haulers: The Fontaine Velocity TX all steel trailer and the Fontaine Infinity TX aluminum/steel combo.

"This is a tough application, and trailers must be able to handle concentrated loads, travel rough terrain and resist damage from forklift side impacts," stated Ken Webb, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fontaine. "We meet this challenge with the strongest mainbeam design in the industry: the Fontaine XtremeBeam. Then we inset the twist lock mechanism behind the siderail to protect it from side impacts. Competitors actually cut out their siderails to install their twist locks leaving the mechanism completely exposed and unprotected. Cutting out the siderail also makes the trailer weaker and interrupts the load securement system causing more problems when their trailer is used for traditional flatbed loads," concluded Webb.

Fontaine twist locks are positioned on the deck to match your frac sand container size. They retract flush with the floor so you can haul typical dropdeck loads and frac sand with the same trailer for greater hauling versatility. The design and construction of Fontaine frac sand trailers makes them ideally suited for this punishing application. You can learn more at www.fontainetrailer.com/frac or visit your local Fontaine Trailer dealer.

Fontaine Trailer for Frac Sand Industry


Fontaine Transportation Equipment Group is the largest platform trailer manufacturer in the world producing a complete line of aluminum, steel and composite trailers for the flatbed, dropdeck and heavy-haul markets. Manufacturing facilities are located in Jasper, Haleyville and Springville, Alabama. Fontaine Transportation Equipment Group is a Marmon Highway Technologies/Berkshire Hathaway company. Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) supports the transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services.

Contact info: Ken Webb, Vice President of Dealer Sales
Fontaine Trailer Commercial Platform Business
E-mail: KWebb@fontainetrailer.net
Office: (205) 486-5251
Mobile: 404-229-9854