Does anyone know the history to this company?
I run a mobile service truck(trailer repair) Mon-Friday and I am dedicated to a customer that has some of the old FRP Midwest Distributions trailers used for local shuttle and warehouse storage. These also have the former markings of Leaseway Transportation. Something odd about these trailers is they were factory equipped w/ LP 24.5 tires, w/ mountain brakes. The crossmembers above the wheels were removed for tire clearance and steel plates were put in place. Nearly all these trailers at one time have had floor repairs here from no support there. Just seeing these is like stepping back in time compared to today's industry standard way of trailer construction.
There are a few that are in good shape and others are literally rotting away. One was put out of service because of black mold infestation inside the FRP is breaking away from the bottom rails and what metal was left is nearly rusted away. There are cuts in the FRP last fall I saw toad stools and green moss growing from these cuts. All this on the same trailer.
Here is one still roadworthy.