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[Video] Conestoga Vs. Curtainside Trailers: What is the difference?

Curtainside and Conestoga trailers, both of which boast tarping systems (designed to protect freight) are commonly confused with one another. And, without understanding the intended use-cases of each, your shipment may be in jeopardy. 

In this video, Steve will explain the differences between these two highly-specialized trailer types so that you can decide which will fit your needs best. 

Video Chapters:

  • 0:00 What will I learn in this video?
  • 0:43 Steve, from Anderson Trucking Service
  • 0:51 What is a Conestoga trailer?
  • 1:26 What is a curtainside trailer?
  • 2:09 Key differences
  • 2:32 Pros and cons of a Conestoga trailers
  • 2:55 Pros and cons of curtainside trailers
  • 3:27 Free resources

Read the article, Should I Use a Conestoga or Tarp My Freight? (An Honest Comparison)

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Steve Psyck

Written by Steve Psyck

As the director of equipment sales and procurement at ATS, Steve is responsible for purchasing new equipment in order to keep the ATS fleet in line with — and oftentimes ahead of — federal fuel and safety regulations. His team is also responsible for selling equipment that is being retired from the ATS fleet. Steve has been with ATS for three decades.

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