Decking Helps Carriers Meet Record Demand

With the pandemic driving online shopping to record highs, pressure on the supply chain remains intense. As a result, many carriers are double-decking their trailers with Kinedyne Kaptive Beam systems so they can safely carry twice the cargo per load.

According to figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, consumers closed out the last quarter of 2020 spending 32 percent more online than during the same period in 2019. eCommerce hit $245.28 billion in the fourth quarter, up from $185.70 billion during the same quarter the prior year. More than $1 in every $5 spent on retail purchases came from online orders.

While online shopping is convenient for consumers, the pressure on shippers to deliver more tonnage due to e-commerce usage is expected to grow more intense. To meet this expanded demand, carriers are looking for ways to maximize their cargo-carrying capability.

Kinedyne’s Kaptive Beam double-decking systems help fleets and carriers double the capacity their dry vans can carry without adding equipment or drivers. The systems create two levels of cargo instead of just one, making it possible to easily — and securely — stack palletized cargo.

Kaptive Beam systems offer maximum flexibility. They can be adjusted to multiple heights and to fit an endless array of load configurations. For trucks making multiple stops, Kaptive Beam can be used for shoring to keep loads separated and the trailer organized for more efficient unloading. Kaptive Beam systems are permanently installed in a trailer and can be moved out of the way when not needed. This eliminates the risk of losing or leaving behind any system components.

Kinedyne offers a choice of two highly customizable double-decking systems to cater to whatever cargo carriers transport. Both systems feature aluminum beam extrusions that incorporate a head assembly that moves within an exclusive aluminum vertical track. The track was designed specifically for double decking trailers and includes custom square holes and a superior locking mechanism engineered to provide longer service life.

Robust K1 Kaptive Beam is compatible with standard cargo control equipment and is built to hold up in the toughest applications, including frost heaves that plague roads in spring time, controlling both acquisition and maintenance costs. For customers where weight savings, fuel economy and maximum cargo capacity are the priorities, K2 Kaptive Beam track weighs 25 percent less than K1 track and can be recessed to maximize trailer interior width.

A new extended clearance beam head for the K2 Kaptive Beam system raises the beams 2 ¼ inches higher in the trailer to provide an additional 100 cubic feet of space while also further reducing the risk of forklift damage, to help maintain uptime and control maintenance costs.

Don’t turn down jobs because you lack cargo capacity or drivers. Do more with the equipment you already have by adding Kinedyne Kaptive Beam decking systems. Learn more at or contact your local Kinedyne distributor.


Kinedyne is the leading cargo securement company with operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Over the past 50 years, Kinedyne has engineered several innovative products evolving cargo control to help make our roads safe. Kinedyne is the only domestic manufacturer that designs, assembles and tests a full line of DOT compliant cargo control and access solutions. Kinedyne’s highly versatile decking solutions increase trailer capacity and their custom curtain systems including the KinSider and KinSlider make cargo access easier.


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2021-02-27 20:21:22

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