Major Types Of Trailers For Shipping Freight

Oct, 30, 2017 / John
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Trailers come in all types of sizes and shapes and different carrying capacities. Consult a load board to find out what kind of trailer is suitable for transporting your freight.

You can consult trailer transport services in New York for the type you want. The following are the major types of trailers in the market:

Flat Bed Trailers

They are very popular and used widely since they are extremely versatile. Typically, a flat bed is utilized to load cargo on its rear, sides and tip. Because of these functionalities, flatbeds have become the main and important property of the industry for trucking.

 Maximum freight weight is 48,000 pounds.

Enclosed And Dry Van Trailers

Such trailers are typically enclosed and used to transport and safe guard freight from harmful elements on the road or because of the weather. Generally freight is loaded on backside and usually loaded by making use of a loading dock.  This resembles a curtain van. It can be loaded using the side.

Maximum weight of freight is 42,000 lb to 45,000 lb.

Reefers And Refrigerated Trailers

These are a type of temperature controlled trailer. They are commonly utilized for transporting frozen or chilled products. The inside temperature of this trailer is controlled no matter what is the outside weather.

Maximum weight of freight is 42,000 to 45,000 lbs.

Lowboy Trailer

 It is a trailer which is unpowered and commonly used for hauling freight. Such types of trailers may be typically designed to transport items and goods which are tall. This implies that items for carrying by this trailer are more tall compared to the items’ legal height which is commonly transported by flat beds.

Maximum weight of freight is 40,000 pounds - 80,000 pounds.

Single Drop Or Step Deck Trailers

These are also called types of drop deck and they may be basically a variation of the flat bed trailer that consists mainly of a top and bottom deck. They are specially designed to haul and carry freights which cannot be transported or carried on a regular kind of flatbed, mainly because of height restrictions.

Maximum weight of freight- 48,000 pounds.

Extendable Flat Bed Stretch Trailers

Such flat beds are extendable and are also called as flat bed stretch type. Mostly they are utilized for carrying freights or loads which are extra long and are not possible to be transported by a trailer of standard type. This trailer type gives maximum support and avoids the chance of overhanging freight.

Maximum weight of freight- 43,000 pounds.

Stretch Single Drop Deck Trailer

These are designed to haul and carry freights which are extremely long for traditional or standard step deck because of restrictions of length. They also provide support and prevents over hang.

Maximum weight of freight - 45,000 lbs.

Stretch Double Drop Trailers

They are typically used for transporting shipments which are over sized. Its low deck permits you to load up products which can have height of ten feet. It features a ‘well’- a long piece on the back deck of a trailer or its middle portion. This well is typically of 25 ft to 29 ft.

Maximum weight of freight - 45,000 pounds.

These are the major types of trailers. Such trailers are offered by trailer transport companies NYC.


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