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What are the different kind of trailers?

Views:77     Author:Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-12-03      Origin:Site


Flat Bed: Flatbeds are one of the most commonly used trailers due to their versatility. A flatbed trailer can be loaded from the top, sides, or rear of the trailer making it a primary and common asset to the flatbed trucking industry.


Flat Bed Trailer


This trailer can accommodate freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.



Step Deck: Step Deck Trailers also known as ‘drop deck’ trailers. These are a version of flatbed trailers, with a top and bottom deck. They are designed to haul freight that cannot be transported on a standard flatbed (usually due to height restrictions).


Step Deck Trailers


This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.



Extendable Flatbeds: Also known as flatbed stretch trailers. They are designed for loads or freight that is too long to transport on a standard flatbed trailer, and that require the support of this trailer so there is no overhang.


flatbed stretch trailers


This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.



Stretch Single-Drop Deck: Extendable drop decks are designed for loads or freight that are too long to transport on a standard step deck, and that require the support of this trailer so there is no overhang. They are also designed to haul freight that cannot be transported on a standard step deck. This is usually due to length restrictions.


Stretch Single-Drop Deck Trailer


This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.



Double Drop: Double drops are used generally for over sized freight. The lower deck height, lets you load products that are taller then 10’ tall. A has a longer piece of trailer in the middle that is called the “well” and then a front and back deck of the trailer also. The “well” usually ranges from 25 ft. to 29ft.


Double drops


Stretch Double-Drop: Extendable Double Drop are designed for loads or freight that are too long to haul on a standard double drop trailer. They commonly have 2 or 3 axles depending on weight of freight.

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.


Stretch Double-Drop


RGN: Removable Gooseneck (RGN) trailers give you the choice to move those same tall loads or freight, but also give you the ability to load large pieces of equipment onto the trailer by driving them on. On this trailer the front of the trailer is detachable, which allows the trailer to drop to the ground and create its own ramp. These types of trailers can be designed to haul up and over 150,000lbs worth of equipment. RGNs can go from a 3 axle RGN to 20 plus axle, the more axles the heavier the shipment can weigh. Heavy haul trailers such as these are more specialized then some of the other trailer types and this makes them more expensive to use.


Removable Gooseneck trailers


A standard RGN accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.



Stretch RGN: Stretch RGN’s are designed for loads that are too long to haul on a standard RGN trailer. Stretch RGN’s range from a 3 axles, and up depending on freight weight. The more axles on the trailer, the heavier the load or freight can be.


stretch RGN trailers



Van or Dry Van ( Enclosed Box ) : Vans or Dry Vans are enclosed trailers generally used to keep freight safe from the elements of the road and weather. These trailers may only be loaded from the rear, and are generally loaded from a loading dock. A curtain van is similar, but can be loaded from the side as well.


Van or Dry Van



Refrigerated Trailer: Reefers are similar to Vans in that they are enclosed, and are loaded from the rear of the trailer. These types of trailers however can be temperature controlled. They can keep freight being transported frozen or chilled. In the same case, if the weather outside of the trailer is freezing, and the freight must not freeze it can keep the temperature inside the trailer controlled as desired.


Refrigerated Trailer



Conestoga: Conestoga (this ia a brand name also) trailers have a rolling tarp system that can quickly cover and uncover a flatbed trailer. This system provides protection form the elements of the road and weather for products, loads, freight or equipment that require flatbed transport.


Conestoga


Side-kit these trailers use panels, curved metal bow-shaped spines, and stakes affixed to the side-perimeter of the flatbed trailer, this creates an external structure that allows tarps to be placed over the structure. This creates a covered trailer that will protecting the freight, the same as a tarp would


Specialized trailers: There are some types of jobs that require specific specialize

Some oversized and over dimensional pieces simply will not fit any other standard trailers. Some trailers are specially designed for these pieces. These types of trailers are those such as perimeter trailers, perimeter frame double goosenecks trailers, dolly trailers, etc. All of these are used in specific jobs that would require that specific type trailer.


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