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JUL 2015

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Page 38 of 55 ROCK products • July 2015 • 37 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADOUT & TRANSPORTATION XL Specialized Trailers now offers the lightweight XL 80 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer. This lowboy is rated at 80,000 lb. overall and 80,000 lb. in 10 ft. concentrated. The model provides a needed transport solution for lighter-duty equipment that contractors use and move every day. The XL 80 Low-Profile HDG features an 11-ft. long hydrau- lic gooseneck with XL's low-profile design, which is popular for its front-loading advantage. A five-position ratchet-style variable ride height allows users to adjust the neck height to fit their various loads. This new two-axle construction lowboy is available in three options: a 44-ft., 6-in. overall length with 24 ft. in the well; a 46-ft., 6-in. overall length with 26 ft. in the well, or a 48-ft. overall length with 27 ft., 6 in. in the well. The short gooseneck allows for the main deck to stay as long as possible, an import- ant factor for many users who may need to fit a long load or multiple small pieces of equipment onto the main deck. The bucket well at the rear of the main deck is made from the recessed last three cross members of the deck and includes a plate on the bottom, ideal for the bucket of an excavator to sit low in without damaging the cylinder. The boom trough in the rear bridge also comes with a plate on the bottom and provides a place for the arm to ride safely. "As construction equipment gets heavier, it is easy to keep building bigger trailers," said Rodney Crim, vice president of sales at XL Specialized Trailers. "But jobsites are full of smaller equipment too, so we wanted to design a trailer that was lightweight, sturdy and full of bonus features for those everyday hauls. Our new XL 80 Low-Profile HDG trailer achieves that." XL Specialized Trailers, Paradigm Shift Logistics Automates Delivery Resources Paradigm Shift Logistics Inc. (PSL), an information logistics technology com- pany, has partnered with Sunset Lo- gistics Inc. to automate its 700+ bulk material trucking fleet. Euless, Texas-based Sunset Logistics selected PSL as the vendor of choice for the automation of their owner op- erator and company-owned logistics delivery resources. Sunset Logistics is a provider of bulk materials delivery in the state of Tex- as, and has leveraged strategic part- nerships with companies like Martin Marietta, Argos, Oldcastle, Trinity In- dustries, Ash Grove, Lehigh Hanson, Holcim and Cemex. PSL utilizes Cloud-based information logistics to provide Sunset's drivers with load information to any Android tablet in the fleet. When the driver deliver's his load and receives a signa- ture or stamp, he then takes a picture of the ticket and uploads it directly to Sunset's Enterprise Document Imaging system, allowing Sunset to complete the dispatch. The PSL system also allows for driv- ers to see their "future" orders in a 36-hour window. This has allowed for future dispatch communications to flow to the owner-operator fleet, sav- ing Sunset thousands of man-hours each month by utilizing the innovative streamlined communications and data logistics of PSL. Ken Wilkinson, chief technology officer, stated: "The Paradigm Shift Technology offers one of the best and comprehen- sive Telemetrics solutions I have used to date. With amazingly fast and accu- rate real time GPS tracking, GPS trip tracking playback, two-way real-time data communications between in-cab tablets or smartphones and your dis- patch systems. Their solution captures critical BOL data supported with BOL image capture that enables same day billing and settlements. I expect this solution will be a marketplace leader at light speed." Paradigm Shift Logistics Inc., www. XL Specialized Trailers Introduces Lightweight XL 80

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