​Trailer One – Great People, Great Products, Great Service!

Steve Pollock
August 2018

MEDINA, OH… Trailer One was opened in 1989 by Brad Thomas and Ken Smith at J&L Body in Cleveland, Ohio. The entrepreneurs became tired of working for other companies and decided to go into business for themselves. Ken had experience in trailer sales and Brad in accounting and business management. The two partners secured a loan and opened their own semi-trailer dealership.

Before long Ken and Brad moved their company, Trailer One to the Richfield Truck Center on Rt. 21 in Richfield, Ohio. The partners then had the opportunity to relocate to a facility a few miles north behind the Pilot Travel Center at the Ohio Turnpike, exit 173. A few years later Trailer One relocated to its present location on rt. 18, 4 miles west of Medina, Ohio.

Today Trailer One offers their customers semi-trailer sales, rentals, leasing and repairs. The company specializes in dry vans, flatbeds, dropdecks, reefers and specialty trailers. Trailer One is an authorized dealer for Manac, Dorsey, Stoughton and Extreme Trailers.

Going forward, Trailer One continues their tradition of being a family owned and operated business. Brad Thomas, Jr. will take over ownership and operations in 2019. His father, Brad Thomas, Sr. will serve the company as a consultant and Ken Smith will serve in a sales capacity. With their dedicated staff of employees who have been with the company for many years, Trailer One plans to continue steady, controlled growth in the future. The company will also embrace new technologies to benefit their customers.

Trailer One is pleased to offer the new Extreme aluminum flatbed, one of the industry’s strongest yet lightest flatbed trailers on the market. The Extreme Trailer is available in tare weights as low as 7,200 pounds. The company also offers the new Stoughton Pure Blue Refrigerated Trailer that is thermally efficient, lightweight, durable and safe. Trailer One also has many quality used trailers in stock to choose from.

If they don’t have what you are looking for, the sales professionals at Trailer One will locate the trailer you are seeking for you. Trailer One also offers their customers competitive finance rates through multiple lending institutions with no documentation fees.

To see the complete inventory at Trailer One, visit them online at www.trailerone.com or call one of their sales professionals at 800-340-4742. Trailer One is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.


The staff at Trailer One, Inc. in Medina, Ohio.

Left to right: Brad Thomas, Sr., Brad Thomas, Jr. and Ken Smith.