Ervin Equipment, Inc., Toledo, Ill., has purchased 2,000 pre-owned Wabash Duraplate trailers from J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and customers can purchase them at any of Ervin's 12 locations, or Ervin can adjust them on location to meet buyers’ specific needs.
Ervin’s U.S. sites cover 75 percent of the country to provide easy accessibility for 90 percent of the country’s trucking companies. The company’s business model allows it to buy and accept delivery of large quantities of trailers in one transaction. J.B. Hunt, meanwhile, is able to drop trailers in multiple locations.
Jeff Weber, Ervin’s vice president of sales and marketing, said that because Ervin can store equipment in or close to customers’ facilities, the Wabash trailers will be a staple in a variety of storage and basic cartage applications for manufacturers, particularly those that perform short, regional hauls.
“It has become difficult to obtain pre-owned equipment in and around a desired location in a short period of time, but our company was founded to address these glitches,” he said. “We created a fast, fluid process that works for our customers, guaranteed.”
Prior to selling any of the trailers, Ervin will check them thoroughly to ensure they exceed all federal requirements for equipment running in the United States.