New coating for trailer snow and ice removal

by Today's Trucking

An Ontario woman is bringing to the trucking industry a new product she says is an answer to the longrunning question of how to safely and cost-effectively remove snow and ice from trailer roofs.

The Bondtac waterproofing membrane can be applied to a trailer top using a brush and roller, much like paint. Sylvia Mulder, sales rep for Bondtac Technologies, says nothing will adhere to the coated surface, and any snow and ice that collects there will slide off with the initial movement of the trailer.

She says the coating is: waterproof and water repellent; UV resistant; resistant to cracking, peeling, and corrosion; and fire-resistant.

Mulder says the coating has been used for waterproofing in other industries but she wants to bring it to trucking as a solution to trailer top snow removal. A coating will last 10 years, she says, and cost about $600-$700 per trailer, with volume discounts available.

Bondtac will instruct fleets on how to apply the coating, which customer can then apply themselves. For more information, Mulder can be reached at 905-228-0576.

truck moves on a winter road along the forest
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