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TRAILER TYPES & TRAILER SPECIFICATIONS
 

FULL TRUCK LOADS, LESS THAN A TRUCK LOAD, OVER DIMENSIONAL & OVER WEIGHT HEAVY HAUL

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WHAT IS A TRAILER?
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A trailer is a non-automotive transport vehicle that is drawn by a motorized truck or freight truck in a towing capacity. Trailers vary in dimension but the concept of a trailer is constant where a trailer is towed or hauled behind a motorized vehicle.

TRAILERS

TYPES OF TRAILES | TRAILER SPECIFICATIONS | ALL MACHINERY TRANSPORT GROUP

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Standard Flatbed Trailer
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A standard flatbed is the most common, most basic and least expensive type of flatbed trailer. They are generally 48 to 53 feet long with a bed that sits at 42 to 60 inches high. Since trailer and loading dock dimensions can both vary, a standard flatbed can often be adjusted to match a dock height. They may also be equipped with a ramp and can typically haul freight that fits the following requirements:

 

  • Max Weight: 48,000 pounds (truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 48 or 53 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)

    *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your standard flatbed trailer specification:

  • 5 feet in height

  • 8.6 feet in width

  • 48 or 53 feet in length

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Step Deck Trailer
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A step deck trailer is also referred to as a single drop trailer. They are used to haul many of the same types of freight as a flatbed. The advantage is that this trailer can haul a taller load than a flatbed without the need of applying for permits as long as it does not not exceed 13.6 feet of combined height limit with the trailer. Step Deck Single Drop Trailers specifications are as follows:

 

  • Max Weight: 40,000 to 45,000 pounds (truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 48 or 52 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)

    *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered
    an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your standard step deck trailer specification:

  • Top Deck: 5 feet in height
    Low Deck: 3 feet to 3 feet 6 inches in height

  • 8.6 feet in width

  • Top Deck: 10 or 11 feet in length
    Low Deck: 37 or 38 feet 

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Double Drop Trailer
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A double drop trailer is used to haul excessively tall cargo and freight. A double drop trailer is very similar to a removable gooseneck trailer (RGN) but not as common as a removable gooseneck trailer. The advantages of a double drop trailer is that it is built to haul the heavy and the tall but a disadvantage of the double drop trailer is that it can be difficult to load.

  • Max Weight: 32,000 to 35,000 pounds (truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 48 or 53 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)

    *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered
    an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your standard double drop trailer specification:

  • Front Deck: 5 feet in height
    Center Deck: 2 feet in height
    Back Deck: 3 feet to 3 feet 6 inches in height

  • 8.6 feet in width

  • Top Deck: 6 or 10 feet in length
    Low Deck: 24 or 29 feet
    Back Deck: Remainder of trailer length

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Removable Gooseneck Trailer (RGN)
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A removable gooseneck trailer (RGN) is a type of double drop trailer that is used to transport heavy machinery, heavy haul and are usually utilized to transport over dimensional, overweight, longer or taller loads. Sometimes this trailer is referred to as a detachable trailer or detach. The advantage of using an RGN is that the front of the trailer is detachable allowing a simpler way of loading a haul onto the trailer and can sustain far more weight than other trailers depending on number of axles on the RGN trailer. A removable gooseneck trailer can expand from 2 to over 20 axles, with more axles, more weight can be hauled as an overweight load OWL and over dimensional load ODL.

  • Max Weight: 40,000 to 42,000 pounds (truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 48 or 53 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)

    *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered
    an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your removable gooseneck (RGN) trailer specification:

  • Well Deck: 15 inches to 24 inches in height
    Back Deck: 3 feet 4 inches to 3 feet 7 inches in height

  • 8.6 feet in width

  • Well Deck: 24 or 29 feet 6 inches
    Back Deck: Remainder of trailer length

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Lowboy Trailer
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A lowboy trailer is commonly used to haul freight, with a lowered bed in the front of the real axles, lowboy trailers are designed to transport taller goods that would exceed the legal height restrictions if carried on a flatbed. Lowboy trailers generally have two axles.

  • Max Weight: 40,000 to 80,000 pounds (depending on number of axles, truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 48 or 53 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)

    *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered
    an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your standard lowboy trailer specification:

  • Well Deck: 18 inches to 24 inches in height
    Back Deck: 3 feet 4 inches to 3 feet 7 inches in height

  • 8.5 feet in width

  • Well Deck: 24 or 29 feet 6 inches
    Back Deck: Remainder of trailer length

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Conestoga Trailer
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Dry van trailers or enclosed trailers are by far the most popular and the most commonly used trailers for the transport of cargo that needs to be protected from the elements, however, one major drawback of these trailers is the loading and unloading from the front end.

if you are looking for a trailer that offers easy loading and unloading like that of a flatbed trailer and the protection as good as a dry van trailer, then a conestoga trailer is exactly the type of trailer you should be using. A conestoga trailer is your typical flatbed trailer with a rolling tarp-on-frame system. A protective tarp is loaded on a moving frame that is attached on the sides of the flatbed, giving it an appearance of a dry van trailer.

  • Max Weight: 48,000 pounds (truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 48 or 53 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)


  • *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered
    an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your standard lowboy trailer specification:

  • 5 feet in height

  • 8.6 feet in width

  • 48 or 53 feet in length

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Hot Shot Trailer
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hot shot trailer is a semi trailer used to transport products which are long and oddly proportioned however, they are limited to lower cargo weights. The open nature of the trailer allow for loading and unloading from the rear, sides or top; allowing forklifts and cranes to create an even lift on the freight. The low profile nature of the deck allows fro freight up to 10 feet high to be legally transported.

  • Max Weight: 15,000 pounds (truck, trailer and load)

  • Max Length: 40 feet (depending on trailer)

  • Max Width: 8.5 feet wide (standard)

  • Max Height: 13.6 feet tall (ground to top of load)


  • *Max Specifications is the legal limit before a haul is considered
    an Over Dimensional or Overweight Haul*

This is your standard lowboy trailer specification:

  • 5 feet in height

  • 8.6 feet in width

  • 40 feet in length

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