Here you will see the specifications listed for Flatbed Trucking, and Specialized Trucking Trailers such as Step Deck Trailers, RGN – (Removable Gooseneck Trailer), Lowboy Trailers, Dry Vans, Flatbed Stretch Trailer, Extendable Double Drop Trailers, Refrigerated, Conestoga, Heavy Haul, and Over Dimensional freight trailers. This will assist you on how to determine the quality and types of flatbed trailers that you need to carry and transport your load or freight. It is important to notate the total weight of the freight as well as the dimensions of a particular type for proper and accurate Flat Bed & Specialized trucking rates.

 

Flat Bed Trailers

Flatbeds are extremely popular and are widely used because they exude a great sense of versatility. Generally, a flatbed is used to load freights on its tip, sides, and rear. With these capabilities, flatbeds have truly become the primary and leading assets of the trucking industry.

This kind of trailer has the capability to carry a maximum legal freight dimension and weight which are as follows:

 

  • Flatbed Trailers Maximum freight weight of 48,000 pounds.
  • Flatbed Trailers Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Maximum Flatbed Trailer Length- 48 ft – 53 ft
  • Maximum Flatbed Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Maximum Legal Freight Height- 8.5 ft

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Dry Van and Enclosed Trailers

Dry Van trailers are generally enclosed and are commonly used to carry and protect the freights from the harmful elements of the weather or the roads. Freights can be loaded on the rear and are commonly loaded using a loading dock. It is similar to a curtain van and it can be loaded from its side too. Legal weight and dimensions are:

  • Dry Van Maximum freight weight is 42,000 lbs to 45,000 lbs.
  • Dry Van Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Maximum Dry Vans Length- 48 ft – 53 ft
  • Maximum Dry Vans Width- 8.2 ft
  • Maximum Dry Vans Height- 8 ft

Dry Van and Enclosed Trailers

Refrigerated Trailers and Reefers

Refrigerated trailer is a temperature-controlled type of trailer. It is generally used for transporting chilled or frozen products. The temperature inside this trailer can be controlled whatever the outside weather is. Freight Rate Central has the refrigerated trailer you need, regardless of the size of your load or the type of cargo you need shipped. Legal weight and dimensions are:

  • Refrigerated Trailers Max freight weight is 42,000 to 45,000 lbs.
  • Refrigerated Trailers Maximum freight dimension:
  • Maximum Refrigerated Trailers Length- 48 ft – 53 ft
  • Maximum Refrigerated Trailers Width- 8.2 ft
  • Maximum Refrigerated Trailers Height- 8 ft

Refrigerated Trailers and Reefers

Lowboy Trailer

A Lowboy Trailer is an unpowered trailer which is commonly used to haul freight. These kinds of trailers are generally designed to carry and transport taller goods and items. This means that the items to be carried to a Lowboy Trailer are taller than the legal height of items that are commonly carried by flatbeds. Our expert advisors will indicate if you need state permits for your particular load or type of freight. Basically, a lowboy that has two axles can haul around 40,000 pounds. The maximum weight and dimensions are as follows:

 

  • Lowboys Maximum weight is 40,000 pounds for a 2-axle Lowboy Trailer; additional weight of up to 80,000 pounds depending on the number of axles used (weight of the trailer and weight of the load added together).
  • Lowboys Maximum Dimensions:
  • Maximum Lowboy Well Length- 24 ft – 29.6 ft
  • Maximum Lowboy Well Height- 18 in – 24 in
  • Maximum Legal Width- 8.5 ft
  • Maximum Legal Freight Height- 11.5 ft – 12 ft
  • Maximum Legal Overall Load Height- 14 ft

Lowboy Trailer

Step Deck Trailers – Single Drop Trailers

Step Deck – Stepdeck Trailers are otherwise known as drop deck types and they are in fact a version of the flatbed trailer design that mainly consists of a bottom and top deck. These trailers are specifically designed to carry and haul freights that cannot be carried or transported on a standard type of flatbed, which is usually due to height restrictions. The maximum legal dimensions and weight for a Stepdeck – Step Deck Trailers are as follows:

 

  • Stepdecks Maximum freight weight is 48,000 pounds.
  • Stepdecks Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Maximum Stepdeck Trailer Length- 48 ft – 53 ft
  • Maximum Stepdeck Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Maximum Legal Freight Height- 10 ft

Extendable Flatbed Stretch Trailers

 

These are extendable flatbeds and are otherwise known as flatbed stretch types. They are mainly used for carrying loads or freights that are excessively long and cannot be carried by a standard type of trailer. It is also a type of trailer that provides maximum support, avoiding the possibility of overhanging freight. The maximum legal dimensions and weight for a Flatbed Stretch Trailer are as follows:

  • Extendable Flatbeds Maximum freight weight of 43,000 pounds.
  • Extendable Flatbeds Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Maximum Extendable Flatbed Trailer Length- 48 ft – 80 ft
  • Maximum Extendable Flatbed Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Maximum Extendable Flatbed Legal Freight Height- 8.5 ft

Step Deck Trailers - Single Drop Trailers

Stretch Single Drop Deck Trailer

Stretch Single Dropdeck Trailers are specifically designed to carry and haul freights that are very long for a standard or traditional step deck due to length restrictions. It also provides support thus, preventing overhang. Legal weight and dimensions are as follows:

  • Stretch Single Drops Max freight weight is 45,000 lbs.
  • Stretch Single Drops Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Max Stretch Single Drop Trailer Length- Main Deck 35 ft – 63 ft
  • Max Stretch Single Drop Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Max Stretch Single Drop Legal Freight Height- 10 ft

Stretch Single Drop Deck Trailer

Stretch Double Drop Trailers

A Stretch Double-Drop Trailer is generally used for carrying oversized shipments. Its lower deck allows you to load products that can be as tall as 10 feet. It also comes with a so-called “well,” a longer piece at the trailer’s back deck and middle portion. The well usually measures from 25 feet to 29 feet. Legal weight and dimensions are as follows:

  • Stretch Double Drops Max freight weight is 45,000 pounds.
  • Stretch Double Drops Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Max Stretch Double Drop Trailer Length- Main Deck 29 ft – 65 ft
  • Max Stretch Double Drop Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Max Stretch Double Drop Legal Freight Height- 11.6 ft

Stretch Double Drop Trailers

Extendable Double Drop Trailers

The Extendable Double Drop Trailer is commonly used to carry and haul freights that come with excessive length and can never be carried by a standard double drop trailer. Depending on the fright’s weight, this trailer can either have 2 or 3 axles. Legal weight and dimensions are:

  • Extendable Double Drops Max freight weight is 40,000 lbs.
  • Extendable Double Drops Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Max Extendable Double Drop Trailer Length- 29 ft – 50 ft
  • Max Extendable Double Drop Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Max Extendable Double Drop Legal Freight Height- 11.6 ft

Extendable Double Drop Trailers

RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers

RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers are excellent for carrying tall and long freights. It comes with a detachable front, allowing the trailer to be dropped on the ground in order to create a ramp. It is capable of hauling and carrying freights weighing up to 150,000 pounds. It can go from 3 axles up to 20 plus axles for heavier shipments. RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers are more specialized so they render a more expensive usage. Legal weight and dimensions of a RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers are as follows:

 

  • RGN’s Maximum freight weight is 42,000 pounds.
  • Removable Gooseneck – RGN Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Maximum Removable Gooseneck – RGN Well Length- Main Deck 29 ft
  • Maximum Removable Gooseneck – RGN Well Width- 8.5 ft
  • Maximum Removable Gooseneck – RGN Legal Freight Height- 11.6 ft

RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers

Stretch RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers

The Stretch RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailer is designed to carry and haul freights that are too long to be carried by a standard type of RGN. Depending on the weight of the freight, axles may range from 3 axles or higher. This means that the heavier the load is the more axles are to be used. Legal weight and dimensions are:

  • Stretch RGN or Removable Goosenecks Maximum freight weight is 42,000 pounds to 150,000 pounds or more.
  • Stretch RGN Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Max Stretch RGN Length in Well- Main Deck 29 ft to 65 ft
  • Max Stretch RGN Trailer Width- 8.5 ft
  • Max Stretch RGN Legal Freight Height- 11.6 ft

Stretch RGN

Conestoga Trailers

Conestoga trailers come with a rolling tarp system that is used to cover and uncover the trailer and gives protection to the freight.

  • Conestoga Trailers Max freight weight is 42,000 lbs to 45,000 lbs.
  • Conestoga Trailers Maximum freight dimensions:
  • Maximum Dry Vans Length- 48 ft – 53 ft
  • Maximum Dry Vans Width- 8.2 ft
  • Maximum Dry Vans Height- 8 ft

Conestoga Trailers

Specialized Trailers

Specialized trailers are specifically made for certain types of freights and are commonly used with perimeter, double gooseneck, and dolly trailers.

  • Specialized Trucking Trailers max freight weight is 200,000 pounds or more.
  • Maximum Specialized Trucking Trailers dimensions (depends on the regulations imposed by the state/s)

In case you have some questions about the trucks’ types, then you can call to our specialists/dispatchers who will be glad to help you. Moreover, contacting our friendly representatives will give you the chance to know if the kind of trailer you will be using needs state permits in carrying your load or freight. Our team of professionals is extremely well educated, trained and experienced in the field of North American freight transportation.

Specialized Trailers

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