Dry Van Trailer
A dry van trailer is enclosed to keep freight out of the elements. For this reason, these trailers must load from the rear, generally from a loading dock. This requires a forklift unless the freight has wheels or can be carried inside.
There are more types of dry van trailer than any other trailer type in the trucking industry today.
The typical trailer is 53 feet in length. However, there are 48 feet and shorter versions as well.