Huge 53-ft. Featherlite has nearly 500 sq. ft. of highly efficient office and service space
“This trailer gives the networks' track reporters a place to call home among all the activity that's going on in the garage area during any given race weekend”
The 53-foot Featherlite transporter has approximately 495 square feet of usable interior space when its double slideouts are expanded. The trailer is designed with three separate work areas, two of which are used by the networks which broadcast the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. “This trailer gives the networks' track reporters a place to call home among all the activity that's going on in the garage area during any given race weekend,” Specialty Sales Manager Mike Galvin said. Galvin has worked with Featherlite's NASCAR clients for nearly 20 years.
Large custom 53-foot trailers like this one are the same kind Featherlite builds for virtually every kind of business with interiors customized to fit their exact purpose and business goals.
The two media areas are designed with five workstations each. Replacing the previous version of this trailer put into service over four years ago, the new trailer allows for a separate entrance to each network's office space with an outside platform for the front one. The new design created additional work flow efficiencies and additional square footage to each work space.
The third portion of the trailer is utilized by Featherlite as a support and sales hub. Featherlite supplies nearly 90% of the NASCAR teams with race car haulers. Featherlite Trailers has support staff on site at each race to address any service issues, and these Featherlite personnel are headquartered from T1 in the garage area. In addition, sales personnel have a private meeting area they can utilize. The rear exterior of the trailer features TV monitors that display timing and scoring information, as well as weather updates, for others in the garage area to view.
Featherlite Trailers driver Jake Patterson, who transports the trailer to each race, said the added space and new interior décor were the two “stand outs” for him and the TNT crew at the trailer's first race in Pocono this month. ESPN used their space for the first time at the June 17 Michigan race.
Featherlite is also the manufacturer of trailers used by NASCAR to serve as office and meeting space for race officials and other personnel. Typically, ten Featherlite transporters are used at each Sprint Cup race each weekend by NASCAR alone, according to Galvin.
For more information on Featherlite race transporters, office trailers and other specialty trailers, visit www.featherlitespecialty.com or call 800-800-1230.
Featherlite specialty trailers are sold through the company's corporate headquarters in Cresco, Iowa. In addition, Featherlite has highly diversified product lines offering horse, livestock, car, utility and recreational trailers through an extensive international dealer network. In addition to its "Official Trailer" status of NASCAR, Featherlite is a sponsor of many equine, livestock and motorsports organizations. Featherlite is part of the Universal Trailer Corporation's family of brands.
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