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Making Trailer Repairs The Right Way Benefits Your Bottom Line

Posted by David Shepherd on Sep 24, 2019 5:07:41 PM

If one of your refrigerated trailers is involved in an accident and the panels sustain substantial damage, you could be looking at a major repair bill. Your insurance adjuster and your finance officer may sign off on the cheapest estimate, but a cheap estimate may damage your business and set you up for more repair work in the future. 

Most adjusters and finance officers won’t understand the differences behind the costs. Their job is to protect their bottom line. At CRTS, we believe protecting your bottom line means making a wise investment into your panel repairs. That may mean spending a little more up front. Here’s why CRTS panel repair estimates may be higher than others—and why that’s good for your business.

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Semi-Trailer Customizations That Strengthen Your Business

Posted by David Shepherd on Aug 20, 2019 6:56:17 PM

Every fleet is different. Your trucks run a certain product to certain parts of the country, making a certain series of stops along the routes. Your operation has its own set of business and financial goals and you have your own set of uniques.

As a result, you have specific challenges that other fleets don’t have. The success of your business depends on hauling trailers that best fit your own unique needs.

At CRTS, we understand the importance of equipping your trailer with the right options. That’s why we work with you to understand your situation and offer trailer customizations that can help you run more efficiently. Here’s how we do that.

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Get the Trailer You Need, Not the One a Dealer Wants to Sell

Posted by David Shepherd on Jul 23, 2019 1:52:32 PM

At CRTS and Utility Trailer Sales of Virginia, we stock our lot with the top-selling trailers and equip them with the most popular specifications - but those aren’t the trailers we’ll try to sell you. Before we try to make any sale, we get to know you, your operations, what kind of product you’re hauling, and where it runs to.

The more we understand you and your operations, the better we’ll be able to recommend the trailer that fits you best. We may have ten trailers on the lot, but if none of them fit your needs, we won’t talk about those trailers—we’ll talk about what’s right for you. We’ll advise you on the trailer you need—not the trailer we want to sell.

Here’s how we work with you to find the trailer that fits you best.

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What To Expect When Financing Your New or Used Trailer

Posted by David Shepherd on Jun 15, 2019 9:09:06 PM

For many owner-operators and smaller fleets, working with a trailer dealership on financing can be a stressful and confusing process. How do you know you’re getting the best deal? What kind of credit score do you need to get the payments you can afford? Can you find someone who has the experience and knowledge to find the banks that are the best fit for you?

At CRTS, we take a thoughtful approach to trailer financing. We believe a dealer should do their homework on behalf of their customers, so that you can get the best financing option to fit your needs and goals. Your buying or leasing experience should be as straightforward as possible.

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For almost 50 years, CRTS, Inc. has been a trusted partner to hundreds of transportation firms. We accomplished this by putting our customers first, providing unequaled service, and offering the best semi-trailer products available. 

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