Stretch Single Drop Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Stretch Single Drop Trailer

Stretch Single Drop Trailers are also known as Extendable Step Deck Trailers. A Stretch Single Drop Trailer is designed for loads that are too long to haul on a standard step deck, and that needs the support of the trailer so there is no overhang. They are also designed to haul freight that cannot be transported on a standard step deck. This is usually due to length restrictions on freight overhang length allowed by the State DOT.

Flatbed Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Flatbed Trailer

Flatbed Trailers are one of the most widely used trailers; in the trucking industry, due to their versatility. You can load from the top, sides, or rear of the trailer making it a key asset to the flatbed trucking industry.

Transcript: Flatbed Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Good morning, what we’re gonna do today is go over dimensions and use of the Flatbed Trailer. and I’ll just start from left to right.

We’ll go over the standard lengths, of a Flatbed, would be 48 feet, long. They do have 45 footers, that are for road restrictions and not very common anymore, but more in California where those laws are in effect.

Standard dock height on a Flatbed — or, lets say standard height from the ground to the top of the trailer will be 58 inches. Standard dock height is usually about 48 [inches] or 4 feet, cause there — vans are used more for docks, so — but they have a way, a leveler, for Flatbeds to get off on a dock also.

Weight on a Flatbed runs between, anywhere from 1,000 to 48,000 pounds topped out, if you have an alir-ride, sometimes you can get up to 52,000, and that’s in, you know, very limited occasions.

Utilizing a Flatbed Trailer — is because you can overhead load it, you can side-load it with a forklift, and you can also rear load it from a dock. So they — standard width on a [Flatbed], for legal, would be 8 foot 6″, or standard trailer width is 102 [inches].

Cargo — 9 feet tall, legal, on a Flatbed, 8′ 6″ as just a rule of thumb…anything over that you’re [and you're] gonna be over-dimensional, and you’re gonna want to get permits.

Flatbed Extendable Trailers…are available. They’re not usually utilized unless you’re hauling extra long cargo. You can haul up to 4 feet on the back-end, past the rear of the trailer, doesn’t need to be flagged. And 2 feet if there is no headache rack in the front. Most Flatbeds do have a headache rack, but if they don’t, you can go 2 feet in the front, 4 in the back, legally.

Think that’s about it for Flatbed Trailers.”

Removable Gooseneck Trailer

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Freight Monster™ RGN Trailer

Removable Gooseneck (RGN) trailers give you the opportunity to move those same tall products, but also give you the ability to load large pieces of equipment onto the trailer by driving them on. The front of the trailer is detachable, which allows the trailer to drop to the ground and create its own ramp.

Transcript: Removable Gooseneck Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Alright, today we’re going to go over the Removable Gooseneck, or heavy hauling equipment trailer, or heavy haul trailers. Removable Gooseneck…also known as the RGN.

Utilized for hauling heavy machinery, or oversized, cargo. The dimensions run legally 12 feet tall, and you got your standard 8′ 6″ wide. And that’s legal.

The difference is, with an RGN trailer, there’s the height, and [then] how an RGN Trailer mechanically works. In the front of your Gooseneck here, you have a foldable front end, which retracts down into a ramp. Trucks pull away from the trailer, well, he detaches from the trailer, pulls away, and then you’re left with a ramp on the ground to drive your machinery up into the well. Which they call, this, the well.

An RGN usually has 29 feet in the well. Unless it’s an extendable. Standard is 29 feet, so if you need to get any piece of machinery, or anything, and you’re wondering how…much well you have, it’s 29 feet. Rarely do I see 30 [or] 32 feet.

You can haul up to 12 feet high…anything else you’re gonna need to be permitted. You can add extensions and a booster on the back to make your well larger. So, they can insert their extendable, and make your well larger and a Stretch RGN is what they call that. So, it stretches out to whatever you need in the well.

There’s all kinds of specialized trailers that are kind of attached to RGN, but I’m gonna go over the basic RGN today, and that’s what you’ve got. You’ve got 29 feet in the well, here’s your gooseneck, if you need boosters in the back, or a jeep in the front, it’s for extra weight. It’s weight disbursement.

You can haul up to, I’d say, 500,000 pounds on an RGN, depending on what you have for your setup…for your heavy haul setup.

You know, you can haul down to…30 pounds on it also. If you got a box that’s 15 feet tall, you’re gonna want to put it on an RGN, and you’ll have to have pull cars and escorts also.

So everything heavy haul really relates around this trailer. And over-dimensional, or O.D. freight, will be hauled on your Removable Gooseneck Trailers, or Specialized Trailers. You can also utilize Lowboys, which is an old school way of saying Removable Gooseneck.

There’s Double Drop also, I’ll get into Double Drops, and their standard heavy haul equipment too. So you got 29 feet in the well, everything else is standard. You still got your 8′ 6″ wide, anything else will be over-D, 12…anything over 12 will be O.D., and then your 29 feet in the well.

Make sure you measure your freight, and make sure it’s legal before you put it on the trailer, especially with an RGN. If you hire this gentleman to come pick up your freight and it is over-dimensional, from what you measured, he’s gonna charge you a lot of money. Usually these guys have to permit, just to drive.”

Lowboy Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Lowboy Trailer

Lowboy Trailers are an “old school” term used for RGN’s. The only difference is that they have ramps on the backside for driving a piece of equipment up into the well.

Transcript: Lowboy Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“This morning we’re going to go over the Lowboy Trailer, which is basically an old school way of a saying a detacher or an RGN, the difference is old school way of an RGN is, ramps on the backside and driving the piece of equipment into the well.

So, you have ramps, and you drive your machinery up into here. You still got your 12 feet, for height, 8′ 6″ on the width…but Lowboy is in the RGN category, and it is for hauling equipment.

And it will haul, depending on the axles, just as much as an RGN. It’s just not used in the lingo as much anymore as Removable Gooseneck.

The old boys use it that haul equipment all the time, that have been doing it forever. They’ll use the term Lowboy and, um…it’s, it’s just an RGN, old school.”

Stretch RGN

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Freight Monster™ Stretch RGN

Stretch RGN’s are designed for loads that are too long to haul on a standard RGN trailer. Stretch RGN’s range from 3 axels, and up depending on freight weight. The more axles on the trailer, the heavier the shipment can be.

Transcript: Stretch Trailers Overview

“Alright, this morning we’re going to go over the Stretch Trailer…and it’s really brief overview. Stretch Trailers are utilized for long freight, thus the word “stretch”.

So you can get Double Drop Stretches, RGN Stretches, just Flat Stretches, Step Stretches, um…any type of trailer that you need to hall oversized long cargo, you’re gonna utilize a step…er…Stretch Trailer.

9 times out of 10, if not 10 out of 10, if you need to stretch that trailer, you’re gonna be running O.D., and you’re gonna be permitting. Check your regulations for escorts and pull cars or whatever it is you need to do, and complete your run.

That’s Stretch Trailers.”

Step Deck Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Step Deck Trailer

Step Deck Trailers are also known as drop deck trailers. They are simply flatbed trailers with a top and bottom deck, hence the name step deck. Step Deck Trailers are designed to haul freight that cannot be transported on a standard flatbed, because of height restrictions along the transport route.

Transcript: Step Deck Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Okay, today we’re going to go over the Step Deck Trailer, or Drop Deck…”Step Deck”, or “Drop” some people call it. Trailers are utilized for hauling taller loads. Same idea as a Flatbed, other then the “step” that’s involved. So you can haul tractors, different types of machinery, anything that’s over height of 9 feet. So you do not have to permit it.

Also, Step Deck Trailers normally have ramps on the back of it so you can drive machinery up on to it, which Flatbeds do not.

Same weights are pretty well utilized with the Step Deck in comparison with the Flatbed. 48 to 53,000 pounds, depending on the trailer, and how light it is. You can either side-load, fork lift, overhead load, crane, or rear load.

Standard legal widths and heights: 10′ 6″ is about as tall as you can get on a Step Deck, that’s a low pro step. 8′ 6″ is still your standard width, that’s all on every highway, 8′ 6″ is that. Anything over you’re gonna be permitting, and anything over 10′ 6″ you’re probably gonna go into an RGN. They can’t haul anything over that or they have to have high permits, and you might as well go into an RGN or Removable Gooseneck at that point, when you’re hauling machinery.

Deck lengths: you usually got about 38 feet on the bottom, 15 on the top. A lot of times what they’ll do is they’ll roll a tractor on and they’ll throw another partial on up front, depending on the weight.

And that is about it for the Step Deck or the Drop Deck Trailer, utilized for hauling farm equipment, machinery, and Flatbed…product.”

Double Drop Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Double Drop Trailer

Double drops are used mainly for over sized freight. The lower deck height, lets you load products that are taller then 10′ tall. It has a longer piece of trailer in the middle that we like to call the “well”. The “well” usually ranges from 25-29′.

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Transcript: Double Drop Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Alright, today we are gonna go…through the Double Drop Trailer, very similar to the Removable Gooseneck Trailer. If you’re not familiar with that refer back because Double Drop Trailers are so similar. The main difference in between a Double Drop Trailer and an RGN is they’re not as heavy duty. The weight capacity on a Double Drop Trailer isn’t as much as an RGN. They’re not as built for heavy haul as an RGN would be.

And the lot of Double Drops will even haul Flatbed freight because they’ve got a lot of deck space to play with. Usually their deck space is flat and they can get cargo on top of it, and with an RGN they don’t have that space to stack cargo on… Their axles and everything else take up the space to haul heavy freight.

But your same dimensions apply. You know, 29 to 30 feet in the well, 8′ 6″ wide, legal. 11′ 6″ tall on a Double Drop, depending on the trailer, legally.

They can usually haul about 35,000 pounds, legally. RGN: same, but they can add axles.

So, you can get Double Drop Stretches also. They will insert, for a stretch, but that’s a process we’ll probably go over in the future.

But, that’s the Double Drop Trailer, thanks.”

Flatbed LTL

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Freight Monster™ Flatbed LTL

Flatbed LTL loads are simply smaller Flatbed loads that don’t utilize the whole trailer space. Since they are smaller, they are usually cheaper, as they are “partial loads”, and not “full loads”.

Transcript: Flatbed LTL Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Alright, this morning we’re going to go over Flatbed LTL. LTL meaning “Light Truck Load”. So, if you ever hear a dispatcher or somebody say “LTL” to you, don’t get confused, it just means “smaller than truck load” or “partial load”.

Flatbed LTL, is broke up into your 48 feet of deck space — um — and, you know, you got your 8′ 6″ wide, and that’s…legal width, and you got your 9 feet tall.

Okay, LTL is broken up in to sections on the trailer. So, if you have a ten foot piece of machinery, and that’s all you have to ship, [and] you side-load it with a fork lift, you’re going to get charged for an LTL shipment, or “Light Truck Load”, or partial load.

If you’re gonna do that LTL flatbed load — LTL on a flatbed, instead of a van — it would be utilized [as a] side-load because you don’t have a dock, or somewhere to rear-load it. And that’s how the flatbeds are utilized.

Pricing, on a flatbed LTL is just as…easy as how much deck space you’re using up, up to 30 feet. Past 30 feet, you’re looking at “Full Truck Load”, or FTL.

So, if you plan on going past 30 feet, just plan on paying for a Full Truck, and, if they can get anything else on it, and they get you a deal, try to get it. But anything past that: “Full Truck Load”. Anything under 30 feet would be your “Light Truck Load”, and you work the price down from there.

Pretty standard, just measure your freight, and it better be by the inch ’cause an LTL carrier will put it on you if that freight is bigger than what you say it is when they get there. They’ll start negotiating more price, and make the price inflated, over an inch…or a half an inch–especially if it makes it wide or tall.

So be careful when you’re measuring it, put a tape on it, make sure it’s very accurate before the carrier gets there, and that should take care of you on your Flatbed LTL.”

Step Deck LTL

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Freight Monster™ Step Deck LTL

Step Deck LTL’s allow you to ship partial loads that are too tall for a Flatbed Trailer. They are cheaper and more efficient then utilizing an RGN or Flatbed Trailer.

Transcript: Step Deck LTL Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Today we’re gonna go over Step Deck LTL, or Light Truck Load, partial, uh whatever way you want to look at it.

Difference between Step Deck LTL and Flatbed LTL is you can break the truck up, and you got 53′ of deck to play with. If a Step Deck is putting partials together, and, say, you have a 10 foot generator that you want to put on this truck, and you’re gonna take up 10 feet of it, but it happens to be over 9′, and it’s 10′ 3″. Well, then you would utilize a Step Deck and put it on as an LTL instead of a Flatbed.

Step Deck usually run a little bit more money, but, just depending on who’s in the area and the truck capacity, that’s the difference between LTL, Step Deck, and Flatbed LTL.

And you can call them partials or whatever you want to call them, but biggest difference between a Step Deck and a Flatbed is you can haul taller partials.

So if you got a statue or whatever and it’s over 9′, and it’s between 9 and 10′ 6″, you want to utilize a Step Deck. Don’t let someone talk you into puttin’ it on an RGN all by itself, because you will get over priced. And, you don’t want to do that.

So, consult with your dispatcher and refer back to this for your height restrictions, and movin’ it as a partial, because if you go into moving it as an RGN or full Step Deck load, you’re looking at a lot more money.

There’s your Step Deck LTL.”

Hot Shot Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Hot Shot Trailer

Hot Shot Trailers are utilized using a Pickup, instead of a Semi Truck. They are lighter, and for much smaller LTL loads, instead of your traditional heavy hauling freight trailers.

Transcript: Hot Shot Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Alright, today, we are going to go over the Hot Shot Trailer. Utilized as a Pickup, instead of a Semi Truck; usually as a 1 ton or a 2 ton Pickup; trailer attached to it; not as heavy or long; usually from 20 to 40 feet long on those trailers.

Most weight they can haul is between 12 and 20,000 pounds max. Hot Shot Trailers are used the same way as a Step Deck would be, because they do sit a little bit lower to the ground. Really varies on heights for cargo on them. There’re so many different Hot Shot Trailers, but you can probably get up to about 10 feet on them. But they’re utilized more for hauling, smaller LTL freight. as in “Light Truck Load” or “Not Full Truck Load” material that you need to get expedited from one point to another without having multiple stops.

9 times out of 10 Hot Shot Trailers do have ramps and tarps on board, so Hot Shot Trailer has the same idea as a flatbed, they just, are smaller in size, and they’re gonna be hauling smaller machinery, equipment…so on and so forth.”

Specialized Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Specialized Trailer Equipment

There are some types of jobs that require specific specialized trailers. Some oversized and over dimensional pieces simply will not fit any other standard trailers. Some trailers are specially designed for these pieces. These types of trailers are those such as perimeter trailers, schnabel trailers, dolly trailers, etc.

Extendable Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Extendable Trailers

Extendable Trailers are for oversized and long cargo, that are too long for standard trailer dimensions.

Transcript: Stretch Trailers Overview

“Alright, this morning we’re going to go over the Stretch Trailer…and it’s really brief overview. Stretch Trailers are utilized for long freight, thus the word “stretch”.

So you can get Double Drop Stretches, RGN Stretches, just Flat Stretches, Step Stretches, um…any type of trailer that you need to hall oversized long cargo, you’re gonna utilize a step…er…Stretch Trailer.

9 times out of 10, if not 10 out of 10, if you need to stretch that trailer, you’re gonna be running O.D., and you’re gonna be permitting. Check your regulations for escorts and pull cars or whatever it is you need to do, and complete your run.

That’s Stretch Trailers.”

Freight Monster™ Extendable Trailer

Extendable trailers are also known as flatbed stretch trailers. They are designed for loads that are too long to haul on a standard flatbed trailer, but that need the support of the trailer for the full length of the freight.

Dry Van Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Dry Van Trailer

A Van or Dry Van trailer is an enclosed trailer generally used to keep freight out of the elements. These trailers can only be loaded from the rear, and are generally are loaded from a loading dock. A curtain van is similar, but can be loaded from the side as well. There are more dry van trailers than any other trailer type, in the trucking industry today. The typical dry van is 53 ft in length. However, 48 ft and shorter trailers are also used.

Transcript: Dry Box Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Brief…overview this morning of a Van Trailer. Van Trailers are running 48 and 53 [feet] long. You got 8 foot high, inside, and 102 [inches] wide.

Van Trailers are utilized to keep your freight dry and clean. You can get 22 pallets in a 48…22 in a 48 foot, and 24 in a 53 foot–dry box. They call them “Dry Box” also.

Utilized for LTL, “Light Truck Load”, or Full Truck Load. Van Trailers are mainly utilized to keep your product clean, dry, and safe.

That’s it for Van.”

Refrigerated Trailer

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Freight Monster™ Temperature Controlled

Refrigerated Trailers are similar to dry vans in that they are both enclosed, and are loaded from the rear of the trailer.Refrigerated Trailers are different from dry vans in that they can be temperature controlled. The interior temperature of the van can be maintained at any temperature range from -20 to 70 degrees, depending on the capabilities of the refrigeration unit.

Transcript: Refrigerated Trailer Specifications & Dimensions

“Alright…today we’re gonna do Refrigerated, or Reefer Trailers. Throughout the industry they’re abbreviated as Reefer Trailers; what they are is “Cold Boxes”. This is to haul cold freight. They’re even sometimes used to keep freight warm if it’s really cold in the winter. Say you’re in Alaska, and you don’t want your product to freeze, they’ll actually use these trailers to keep your product from freezing.

But, for the most part, you’re hauling frozen products such as fish, or vegetables, or whatever, to keep it at temperature control. So, I mean, you can go anywhere from totally 0 degrees freezing, to 70 degrees, keeping the trailer warm or absolutely freezing, depending on what you’re hauling, from meat, to fish, to vegetables.

You fit 22 pallets in a 48 foot. They come in 48 feet and 53 foot, you usually get about 8…8 feet in the, 8 to 8′ 6″ in the box, tall. Depending on how many pallets you got (if you can stack them or not), usually you get about 22 pallets in a 48, and 24 pallets in a 53 [foot].

Depends on if this is a high cube or not, just…I don’t, if you’re stacking it you usually get into about 8′ 6″, but you got 102 inches wide, and all those trailers really do vary on the manufacturer, but product wise that’s what they’re utilized for is for hauling, fish, chicken, meat, they move all our produce and, keep everything temperature controlled.

That’s it for Refrigerated Trailer.”