Roll off Trailer Safety and Fake News

August 11, 2017

Roll off Trailer Safety and Fake News

 

Roll off Trailers are very safe and BENLEE trailers are true work horses when used correctly.  Also, competition makes the world a better place.  We are flattered how many small competitors have done their best to copy our best selling Super Mini and copy design features of our other trailers.  The Super Mini remains a top seller and we continue to thank OmniSource for suggesting we develop it 11 years ago.  It is a great roll off truck replacement.  5, yes, FIVE companies have tried to copy it, but none match the BENLEE Super Mini.  Also today is sells for about 9 percent more that the original price 11 years ago, despite many, many upgrades!

BENLEE has been operating in MI for 43 years.  Literally about 98% of all 6 and 7 axle trailers on the road today were built by BENLEE/DUNRIGHT.  98% is a big number.  The reason is while BENLEE is not perfect, Bill Wolok founded and built a great company and then my team and I (many still on the team that Bill hired) made it a better company and have made more that 40 upgrades to our BENLEE roll off trailers in the last 12 years since Bill sold me the company.

I am writing, due to a new term has made it into our lives.  Fake News.   I will now use that term.  Earlier today, we were made aware of a small competitor that sent out information that had fake news that could also be a major safety issue.

A competitor sent out an email that said that their customer owned a their 4 axle trailer and that:

“This customer is able to get the same legal payload as a 43′ 6-Axle “Conventional” Roll off Trailer”.  

In Michigan GVW is calculated as 15,000 for the tractor steer, 16,000 for each of the tandem drive axles on tractor, and 13,000 for each trailer axle.

Competitor’s 4 Axle (we used their data on their weight and approx. tractor weight they use)

4 axle is 15,000+16000+16000+13000+13000+13000+13000=99,000 GVW.

Then if:

18,000 lbs. Tractor

17,340 lbs. Trailer

6,000 lbs. Box

41,340 lbs. Empty

 

99,000 GVW for 4 axle

41,340 Empty

57,660 Can carry in a box by a competitor’s 4 axle

6 axle is 15,000+16000+16000+13000+13000+13000+13000+13000+13000=125,000 GVW

Then if:

18,000 lbs. Tractor

30,880 lbs. Trailer

6,000 lbs. Box

54,880 lbs. Empty

125,000 GVW for 6 Axle

54,880 Empty

  70,120 lbs. Can carry in a box by a BENLEE 6 axle

A Six axle can carry 70,120 so then -57,660=12,460 lbs. more, which is 21.6% more weight with a 6 axle, vs. a 4 axle

We will also add that the competitor’s email tells of a very scary thought, which again is not even legal.  Picking up a load of 70,120 and a 6,000 lb. box, so about 76,120 as well as part of the weight of a trailer, so say 9,000, meaning total of 85,120 lbs. on two axles and one single point suspension is a sure way to cause a very serious issue.

Bottom line is a company wrote today that their 4 axle trailer can carry what a BENLEE 6 axle can carry.  That is not only Fake News, it is dangerous.

Greg Brown

greg.brown@benlee.com

734-722-8100

 

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Roll off Trailer Manufacturers-Texas, S. Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, California

July 28, 2017

Roll off Trailer Manufacturer

Texas, S. Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, CA.

Roll off trailers for Sale-Dealer, Distributor

Roll off Trailer Manufacturer, BENLEE sells trailers direct to the market.  No middle man to mark up the product.  Importantly we also stock many trailers for same day pick up, or shipping to you, from California, Maine, Florida, Texas, or even Canada to Mexico.  Our Trailers have incredibly high uptime and if there is a problem, many parts are available at your local Truck/Trailer parts supplier and we have 99.9% same day shipment of every  roll off trailer part, tarp, roller, cable, sheave, axle, valve, hydraulic cylinder, value, switch, motor

BENLEE trailers are now even Roll off Truck replacements, in that the Super Mini roll off trailer

-Is only 25′ 11″ long, NOT a 40′ Trailer, so when behind a Tractor, just 12″ longer than a roll off truck

-More Maneuverable-Tractor trailer pivots, so can get into a tighter spot that a truck

-Lower cost-$48.609 with FET!

Roll off trucks cost between $150,000 to $200,000+ depending on number of axles and options.  If you are not using your roll off truck for an afternoon, you have about $175,000 sitting there, vs having the $48,609.  BENLEE is known in Michigan for 6, 7 and 8 axle enormous trailers.  The Super Mini has the exact. axles, Gresen/Parker control value, hoses, plated steel lines, etc as these 6, 7 and 8 axle units!!

Call us at 734-722-8100 for a quote, or come see us at 30383 Ecorse Road, Romulus, MI, 48174.

Greg Brown

7340722-8100

greg.brown@benlee.com

 

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Roll off Trailers for sale BENLEE

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Roll off trailer manufacturer-Texas, Indiana, S. Carolina, Canada

 

 

Roll off Trailers Manufacturers-BENLEE Roll off Trailers for Sale

June 22, 2017

ROLL OFF TRAILER MANUFACTURERS

BENLEE ROLL OFF TRAILERS FOR SALE

Roll off trailer manufacturer BENLEE is the #1 Roll off trailer company in North America, selling from California to Maine and Florida to Alaska, as well as Canada, Mexico and more.  Ontario, Alberta and more! The great state of Texas is a home to many of our trailers, including Dallas, Houston, Ft Worth and more!  We are the lead manufacture of semi roll off trailers and can even help you rent them by working with Premier Truck Sales and Rental in Cleveland Ohio!

Our roll off trailer are optimized for weight and durability and built with the highest up time of any company we know of and we even stock a full line of trailers, with an incredible 99.9 percent same day shipment of any spare part, so based on that we have no Dealers.  We are a Dealer, Manufacturer, so we sell direct to save you time, money and get the best possible up time.  We are the Factory!

We stock Pup roll off trailers, double box roll off trailers, single box, and Super Mini roll off trailers.

Greg Brown

greg.brown@benlee.com

734-722-8100

http://www.benlee.com

 

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ROLL OFF TRAILER FOR SALE-BENLEE MANUFACTURER-TEXAS, CALIFORNIA

June 10, 2017

ROLL OFF TRAILER FOR SALE-BENLEE

ROLL OFF TRAILER MANUFACTURERS

Roll off trailers are for sale at BENLEE, the largest manufacturer of roll off trailers in the U.S. We are roll off trailer manufacturers that stock a full line of roll off trailers, including pup trailers, two box trailers and even low profile roll off trailers.  We stock roll off trailers, that are in stock for same day pick up, or same day shipment to California, Dallas Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Indiana and more.  Even Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and more.  Of course we sell them with and without Tarp Systems! Our two box trailer, Double box are now #1 in the Industry!

BENLEE also has a full line of roll off parts, including cables, sheaves, rollers, hydraulic valves, cylinders, seal kits, winches, including Tulsa, Gresen, Parker, Roll Rite and more.

Greg Brown

greg.brown@benlee.com

734-722-8100

Super-Mini-9

Roll off Trailer for sale-Manufacturer-BENLEE

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Roll off Trailer Scrap Report for ARA

February 8, 2017

See the below that will be in ARA bi-monthly magazine.

 

Scrap Metal Report

This the first in a series of updates for ARA’s membership with information to help profitably grow our businesses.  As an introduction, my name is Greg Brown.  My wife and I own BENLEE a manufacturer of Roll off, Open Top and Crushed Car trailers and we own Raleigh and Goldsboro Metal Recycling, in NC.  Most importantly, I have been a car guy since the 1970s in that I still own a 1966, 4 on the floor, Ford Mustang convertible.  For the past two years we producing a free weekly four minute news video to our scrap yard and trailer customers that has charts and graphs, as well as gives the background as to what happened in the commodities markets in the previous week.  Ricky Young our ex ARA President who we work with in NC, forwarded my name to ARA and here we are….a bi-monthly article with trends with commentary as to what is happening in the commodity markets to help your business.   As for more immediate questions on markets, always feel free to call me on my cell at 734-740-9514 or email me at greg.brown@benlee.com.  Lastly feel free to go to www.benlee.com and sign up for our Free weekly video, Scrap Metal and Commodities Recycling Report.

 

2016 in Review.  What a year it was in commodities! 

 

Scrap Steel/Oil: Prices about doubled in 2016.  With the global economy getting better after the crash of 2008, prices heated up by 2014.  Then the world changed on Thanksgiving Day, 2014.  As we ate our turkeys, OPEC met to discuss how to gain market share, which was being hurt by the U.S. hitting new records in drilling.  OPEC decided to flood the markets to lower prices which would get the U.S. to reduce drilling.  It worked and prices fell from about $110/barrel to $37.  Oil rigs fell from 1,609 to 316!

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Historical Data Chart

This caused the massive loss of high wage jobs and reduced steel use in U.S. oil fields, which along with dumping of low priced steel in the U.S. by countries like China and S. Korea, caused steel prices to decline through 2015.

 

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Three things happened 2016.  First, the global economy has been slowly growing for years, which consumes more commodities putting upward pressure on prices.  Second, the Obama administration put massive steel tariffs (import taxes) in place in 2016 that kept out foreign steel, raised U.S. production and allowed for major price increases on finished steel, that took scrap metal prices up with it. Third, OPEC and a group of non OPEC countries agreed to oil cut production, which led to higher prices and increases in U.S. drilling and production.

 

Aluminum: Higher energy prices for decades have meant that the automotive and trucking companies have worked hard to increase fuel mileage and light weight aluminum has been the winner here.  The Ford F150, the highest volume car or truck sold in this country now has a complete aluminum exterior, so along with good aerospace and good heavy truck demand, aluminum consumption continues to rise.  Along with the need to pass on high production costs, aluminum prices have been rising and this should continue.  Related, get ready to command more for these F-150 trucks when they to a shredder!  As I write Feb. 2017, shredders are getting about $12.00/Hundred ($270/GT) for steel and $56.00/Hundred for Zorba (mostly shredded aluminum); 4.7 times more!

Platinum

Unlike steel and even aluminum, Platinum production and consumption can vary based on just a handful of major investors speculating and driving prices up or down.  Overall though, for the past 10 years, it has reacted, not the same but similar to copper.  With that said, there could be small increases in prices over 2017.

In the big picture, in most cases scrap prices are driven by demand and in most cases demand is driven by spending/consumption.  The graph below, tells the story.  There are more people working in this country, then ever before.  The new administration wants to build upon the major increases in employment that we have seen since 2010.  That makes the story simple.  While not a big increase, one would expect scrap prices to continue to rise in 2017.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to call or write me and sign up for our free weekly Commodities News video at, www.benlee.com.

Greg Brown

Cell-734-740-9514

Email greg.brown@benlee.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roll off Parts for Sale for Galbreath, Trucks, Trailers, BENLEE, American, Accurate, Galfab

January 17, 2017

Roll off Parts for Sale

Roll off Trucks, Roll off Trailers

Galbreath, American, Galfab, Accurate, BENLEE

Roll off Parts are for sale at BENLEE for your roll off truck, roll off trailer and roll off hoist.  If you are in NY, in California, Hawaii, Canada, Houston, or even Dallas Texas or Columbus Ohio and Canada.  We have every roll off cable replacement, sheave, tarp system you would ever need for you IIc.    Call us for your roll off hoist parts!  Parts for your Galbreath, Clement, Dragon, Accurate, Galfab and American are in stock.  We are a parts dealer, distributor!  Call at 734-722-8100.

You can even buy on-line 24/7 at our parts store.

Greg Brown

734-722-8100

greg.brown@benlee.com

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