Dry Van Trailer

dry van morningA dry van enclosed trailer helps protect the freight it is transporting. 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.

curtain dry van

Curtain Van

A curtain van is similar but loads from the side as well as the rear. Flexible “curtains” roll or tie back to offer alternative loading options.

For loads that require temperature control, see our refrigerated and temperature control solutions.


Dry Van Trailer Specifications & Dimensions (transcript)

“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.”

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  • Equipment

  • Length: 45′-53′
  • Height: 13’6′
  • Width: 96″-102″
  • Commodity

  • Inside Length: 44.6′-52.24
  • Height: 102″-110″
  • Width: 92″-98.7″