There are quite a few different types of trailers, as well as trucks, meant for commercial use. In this article, we will discuss some of these different types of trailers out there today.

Flatbed Trailers

One of the most common types of trailers? The flatbed trailer. They are mostly used because of their high level of versatility. They can be used to carry anything from lumber to steel coils. The driver must be aware of how to tarp a flatbed, as this form of a trailer does not utilize a containing box.

Dry Vans

Another type of trailer that is different from the rest? The dry van. Some may know this trailer type as an enclosed trailer. The dry van is one of the most commonly used trailers for transporting cargo along the highway, as it keeps items safe from the elements as well as safe from the possibility of falling.

The maximum weight that a dry van can handle is 42,000 pounds, although some trailers are able to handle 45,000. They are almost always loaded and unloaded from the back, but some dry vans can be unloaded from the side.

Refrigerated Trailers

The third type of trailer that is worth mentioning, the refrigerated trailer, is essentially a dry van that has been insulated and stocked with a cooling system so that items needing to be kept cold can be transported and kept fresh. This type of trailer is used to carry frozen food items as well as produce. The weight capacity is the same as a dry van.

Step Deck Trailers

The step deck trailer is a trailer that is very similar to the flatbed trailer, with the only difference being that the step deck max freight height is ten feet. This is a trailer that is designed to carry cargo that the flatbed trailer cannot. The reason why? You can essentially pack an additional two feet height-wise onto your trailer that the flatbed cannot allow.

Gooseneck Trailers

A gooseneck trailer features a two hitch system that slides over a ball hitch in the bed a pickup truck. It offers more stability than a bumper pull and the sway is minimized due to the weight of the trailer being over the truck’s rear axle instead of at the back of the frame. Gooseneck trailers have a tighter turn radius and can accommodate more weight due to their increased stability.

There are many different types of commercial trailers that are used to transport cargo today. Additional forms of trailers used include RNGs, lowboy trailers, side kit trailers, and specialty trailers, among others.

At Beothuck Trailers in Edmonton, we sell and rent out many different types of trailers for your trucking needs! We offer tilt deck, gooseneck, step deck, cargo and enclosed trailers, plus so many more. We are an authorized PJ Trailers dealer, so you will always be getting the highest quality trailers that you can rely on. Come on by to our location on 4110 76 Ave to check out the selections of trailers we have available or Call us at 780-468-2417


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