Dry van truck - Truck Dispatcher Training

Dry van truck

A dry van is the most common type of freight transportation in the US. A standard dry van typically can be loaded up to 44,000 to 45,000 pounds, where a temp  controlled reefer can only be loaded between 42,500 and 44,000. The reason for the lower weight is because of the thicker walls lined with insulation and the refrigeration until used adds more weight to the trailer.

Dry van trailers, or box trailers, can be described as a rectangular box on wheels with doors. What can be mentioned about doors? There are: roll up and swing doors. Roll-ups are convenient and secure.They require less space to operate and can be left open and there isn’t a  chance for another vehicle to clip the door. They also save fuel costs, when loading and unloading.This type keeps better temperature control for your cargo.It saves time and money. Swing doors can cause: worker injury, compensation claims, equipment damage,time lost, insurance claims, cargo damage. 

They are actually designed for any shipment except for oversize freight or perishable and temperature-sensitive goods. These trailers are safe for your load. Each of its sides is closed. So, don’t worry that your load will be stolen, a thief must try his best to manage to do that!


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