Trailer Selector Guide

These diagrams will help you determine the type and quantity of platform-type trailers required to transport your freight. The total freight weight and dimensions each trailer type can typically transport “legally”, ie. without state highway permits, is shown. Since there are variations within each trailer type, the information shown should be used as a general guideline. Most of these platform trailers have the capacity to handle freight exceeding these weights and dimensions for a premium charge and require state(s) permit authority to be obtained prior to shipment. Please contact us for assistance with trailer selection.

**Please note: The maximum freight dimensions and weight shown below each trailer are approximate and should be used as a rough guideline for planning, not for making precision loading calculations. Actual loadable freight weight & dimensions vary from trailer to trailer and are based on the specs. of the actual trailer & semi-tractor utilized.

Flatbed

flatbed

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

48,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Deck
Length: 48 feet
Width: 8.5 feet (102″)
Height: 8.5 feet (102″)

Single-Drop Deck (aka Stepdeck)

single_drop_deck

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

48,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Main Deck Front Deck
Length: 37 feet 11 feet
Width: 8.5 feet (102″) 8.5 feet (102″)
Height: 10 feet (120″) 8.5 feet (102″)

Double-Drop Deck (aka Lowboy)

double_drop_deck

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

45,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Main Deck Front Deck Rear Deck
Length: 29 feet 10 feet 9 feet
Width: 8.5 feet (102″) 8.5 feet (102″) 8.5 feet (102″)
Height: 11.5 feet (138″) 8.5 feet (102″) 10 feet (120″)

Double-Drop with Detachable Deck (aka Lowboy, RGN)

detachdouble_drop_deck

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

44,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Main Deck Front Deck Rear Deck
Length: 29 feet 10 feet 9 feet
Width: 8.5 feet (102″) 8.5 feet (102″) 8.5 feet (102″)
Height: 12 feet (144″) 8.5 feet (102″) 10 feet (120″)

Enclosed Box Trailer (aka Dry Van)

van

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

44,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Dimensions
Length: 52.5 feet
Width: 8 feet 4 inches (100″)
Height: 9 feet 2 inches (110″)

Stretch Flatbed

stretch_flatbed

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

45,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Dimensions
Length: 45-80 feet
Width: 8 feet (96″)
Height: 8.5 feet (102″)

Stretch Single-Drop Deck

stretch_single_drop

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

43,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Main Deck Front Deck
Length: 38-63 feet 10 feet
Width: 8 feet (96″) 8 feet (96″)
Height: 10 feet (120″) 8.5 feet (102″)

Stretch Double-Drop Deck – 2 or 3 axle (depending on weight)

stretch_doubled_drop

This trailer accommodates freight with the maximum legal weight and dimensions shown below.

Max Freight Weight

40,000 lbs.

Max Freight Dimensions

Main Deck Front Deck Rear Deck
Length: 29-50 feet 10 feet 9 feet
Width: 8.5 feet (96″) 8.5 feet (96″) 8.5 feet (96″)
Height: 11.5 feet (138″) 8.5 feet (102″) 10 feet (120″)