Semi / Heavy Duty Trailers

Heavy duty trailers, or semi trailers, are large unmotorized vehicles designed to be pulled by a semi truck. Semi trailers do not have a front axle and are instead supported by the back half of a semi truck, also known as a tractor unit or big rig. They are designed to be hauled long distances and are most commonly used for commercial purposes.


Heavy duty semi trailers can be made from steel or aluminum, or sometimes a combination of both. Steel semi trailers are more durable and can typically carry heavier loads, but they are more expensive to purchase and upkeep. Aluminum semi trailers are lighter, more resistant to rust and come at a lower price point. Both types of trailers are usually attached to the big rig using fifth wheel couplings.

Semi trailers come in many shapes, sizes and types. Flat bed or flat deck trailers are some of the most common types and can be used in a variety of ways. Drop deck trailers and lowboy trailers are varieties of flatbeds used for more specific needs. Dry van trailers, or box trailers, are your classic trailers for semis that include an enclosed box. Some even have conveyor belts as floors for easy unloading, known as live floor trailers. Car carrier trailers and tilt deck trailers are used to transport vehicles from factories to dealerships or to the wrecker. Tanker trailers, dump trailers and refrigerated trailers are used for more industry-specific needs like fuel, construction and food products.

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Car carrier trailers are used for transporting smaller passenger vehicles long distances. They are most often open and are loaded on two levels.
Drop deck trailers, or step deck trailers, are essentially flat bed trailers with a second lower level. This allows the trailer to be loaded with taller cargo and still make necessary height clearances.
A dry van trailer, or box trailer, is your classic semi truck trailer. They are enclosed trailers for cargo that doesn’t require a temperature controlled environment.
Dump trailers have an open top and a gate for dumping materials such as dirt, sand, gravel, asphalt and more. Many come with a hydraulics system that lifts and tilts the bin for easier unloading.
Flatbed trailers, or flat deck trailers, are versatile open trailers with a level, flat bed used to carry a variety of load types such as lumber, steel or other items that need to be strapped down to a flat surface.
Live floor trailers are typically dry van trailers or dump trailers with conveyor belt floors for ease of unloading. These trailers move the load to the rear of the trailer and are often used in agricultural or construction settings.
Low boy trailers involve a flatbed configured much closer to the ground with a gooseneck shaped hitch which allws the trailer to attach to the higher semi trailer. They are used for hauling particularly heavy or tall loads.
Refrigerated trailers are enclosed dry van trailers with temperature controls inside. These are used in the food and grocery industry to transport food products from warehouses to stores and restaurants.
Tanker trailers are large, cylindrical trailers designed to transport liquid products such as fuel, water and dairy.
Tilt deck trailers are open flat bed trailers usually equipped with hydraulics to shift the bed diagonally for easy loading and unloading of vehicles.