Dry vans are the most commonly used trailers. These are enclosed trailers great for protecting cargo from the elements. Dry vans come in a variety of sizes. A standard dry van is 53’ long and 102” wide wide. A 53’ van can carry 26 pallets and 44,000 -45,000 lbs of freight.
Flatbeds are open trailers with no sides, roof or door. They offer the versatility of loading from the tip, side or rear. The most common lengths are 48’ and 53’. Both options can haul cargo that is 8’6” tall. A standard flatbed can haul up to 45,000 lbs.
RGN stands for “Removable Gooseneck”. RGN’s are able to accommodate taller cargo similar to a low boy with the added feature of being able to separate the “gooseneck” of the trailer from the well to create a loading platform.
Cargo vans are useful when you need to move a small shipment quickly. Cargo vans typically max out around 245 cubic feet and/or 4000 lbs.
Refrigerated (reefer) trailers are used to haul cargo that must have a controlled temperature. Cargo can move chilled or frozen. Reefers come in a variety of sizes. A standard reefer trailer can carry 26 pallets and 44,000 lbs of freight.
Step-decks or drop decks are flatbed trailers with a top deck and lowered bottom deck. The top deck 10’ to 11’ long. The bottom deck is 37’ to 38’ long and can carrier cargo upto 10’ tall. A standard step-deck can haul 42,000 lbs.
A hot shot is a flatbed trailer that is typically 40’ or shorter and pulled by a dually truck. These are mostly used to move smaller machines or pipe when a faster transit is needed.
Drayage or power only is used to move containers in and out of ports and railroads. Often these shipments are associated with international transportation. Our drayage solutions come with chassis service and overweight permits were needed.
A Low Boy or double drop is a flatbed trailer with a top deck and lowered bottom deck. The top deck 10’ to 11’ long. The bottom deck is 28’ long and can carrier cargo upto 11.5’ tall. A standard step-deck can haul 40,000 lbs.
A conestoga trailer is a flatbed trailer with a sliding tarp system to protect cargo. These trailers are used when the versatility of loading a flatbed is needed along with the protection of an enclosed trailer.
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