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September 13, 2021 4:00 PM, EDT

Doleco USA Unveils New LayerLok Double-Decking Systems

Ralph Abato"Maximizing trailer capacity will continue as a critical concern, particularly as new trailers remain backlogged in the future,” Doleco USA President and Managing Director Ralph Abato says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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CLEVELAND — Securing technology provider Doleco USA introduced the new LayerLok XP, AF and SC double-decking systems at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

The LayerLok XP and AF are engineered for use in dry van and refrigerated applications, while the LayerLok SC is designed exclusively for use in 20- and 40-foot shipping container applications.

“The time is right for a competitive alternative. We believe that this is one of the best systems,” said Ralph Abato, president and managing director of Doleco USA. “Vehicle freight efficiency is of paramount importance with today’s fleets. Maximizing trailer capacity will continue as a critical concern, particularly as new trailers remain backlogged in the future.”

Doleco USA SC decking beam

LayerLok SC decking beam (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Abato also announced the company will afford qualified fleets the opportunity to install the system in their trailers to test out.

“We have found that many of the fleets are interested in products like this. However, it is tough to kick the tires, unless you have a trailer that you can run and see how it works,” he said.

Abato noted that, historically, when fleets take that offer of a new securing system in their trailer, they will come back and buy it.

LayerLok XP, AF and SC were developed by Netherlands-based LoadLok. LayerLok has been in use throughout Europe for more than 15 years and is available in 42 countries. Through an agreement with LoadLok, Doleco is now the exclusive North American distributer and co-manufacturer of the LayerLok XP, AF and SC.

“We are excited to partner with Doleco USA to bring these new load-securing, payload-optimizing and cargo-protecting technologies to North America,” Eelco Noort, product manager for LoadLok, said in a statement.

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