Below are explanations and pictures of the different kinds of trailers that we have in our fleet. Each trailer can vary slightly, so this should be used and treated as a general outline of the trailer’s capabilities and not as an absolute. Generally, each trailer can handle shipments that exceed the dimensions listed below, but additional Federal and State permits and permissions may be required. Please contact Transport National with any specific questions regarding trailers and trailer capabilities.
Transport National has many options for freight that is unconventionally heavy. We can apply as many as 13 axles to our trailers. We can also add jeeps, dollys and other boosters that we can customize to fit your load.
Schnable trailers, otherwise referred to as component trailers, are a specialty trailer group using hydraulic rams and latching systems which are able to suspend both ends of a load in such a way that the load makes up part of the trailer.
Perimeter trailers are designed to handle both extreme lengths and extreme heights. The trailer has raised and lowered capabilities.
Double Drop / Double Drop Expandable both with RGN option or optional RGN:
Double drop trailers are used to haul tall shipments. The trailer consists of a front deck, back deck and well. In the well, the trailer generally fits 28’.
Step Deck/Step Deck Expandable:
Stepdeck trailers, otherwise known as single drop trailers, are specifically used to haul freight that exceeds 8’6” in height that you would normally put on a flatbed trailer.
Flatbed trailers are the most widely used open deck trailers. Transport National has both 48’ flatbed and 53’ flatbed trailers. Flatbed trailers have a fully loadable deck. Flatbed trailers are also dock height, for easy loading/unloading.
Flatbed Conestoga/Step Deck Conestoga:
A conestoga trailer has a retractable curtain system specially designed to keep freight secure and protected from the weather. Transport National has both 48’ flatbed conestogas, 53’ flatbed conestogas and the specialty 53’ stepdeckconestogas.