Return of the Littlest QuickLoadz

We used to make a non-CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) trailer with a 16,000 lb GVWR. The littlest QuickLoadz. It was made for the mobile storage industry, for someone who wants to be able to move empty or lightly loaded containers without needing a CDL.

If you have a truck over 26,000 lbs GVWR you need a CDL. Or, if the truck GVWR and the trailer GVWR are over 26,000 lbs AND if the trailer GVWR is over 10,000 lbs you need a CDL. That is an important AND. So, you can have a 26,000 lb GVWR truck towing an 8,000 lb GVWR trailer and be fine. We used to make a two axle, four wheel, 16,000 lb GVWR trailer that people could pull with a pickup truck—a 10,000 lb truck plus a 16,000 lb trailer is less than 26,001 lbs, so it’s okay—but people constantly overloaded it. They would take a container full of plywood (the QuickLoadz would load it) then blow tires as they went down the highway. We stopped making the 16,000 GVWR trailer, which is too bad; I really liked it. You could still (literally) put a ton of stuff in the container and be fine. But it was a problem and not worth the risk of people constantly overloading it.

The 2017 16k Super 20 pictured with Galvanized Trailer Bed, Mud Flaps and Dragon Styling vs. the 2017 24k Super 20 pictured with Galvanized Trailer Bed, Mud Flaps and Dragon Styling.

After telling customers for a year that we no longer make a 16,000 lb GVWR trailer, the obvious solution occurred to me. Now if someone wants a 16,000 lb GVWR trailer, we just derate the 24,000 lb GVWR trailer. By derating the same trailer to 16,000 lb GVWR, they can pull it with a pickup truck, they still have eight wheels under them, and it is a lot less likely they will overload it, blow tires, and kill someone.

- Sean