What is a Drop Deck Trailer?
Also known as a step-deck or lowboy trailer, a drop deck trailer is specially designed to transport taller cargo exceeding the maximum height. It is retractable, has two deck levels (upper and lower), and has no roof, sides, or door.
According to federal regulations, a trailer must maintain a specific number of trailers depending on the weight of their load. That said, a drop-deck trailer allows for the shipping of heavy cargo without having to apply for extra permits.
How Do Drop Deck Trailers Work?
Drop-deck trailers are used for heavy and extra-tall cargo since they can have extra axles. They have a flip axle on their decks, mostly laid back when not in use, and can be flipped down when shipping heavy cargo. While every state in the US has specific regulations regarding freight size, the maximum cargo height is 13'6 to 14'.
Besides, the lower deck level, also known as a "well," is much closer to the ground, allowing easy transportation of taller goods. It also makes forklifting easier and safer. Most drop deck trailers come with numerous ramp capabilities, which simplifies the loading and unloading processes.
Understanding Your Needs
If you are dealing with heavy or large-sized equipment that needs frequent shipping to various destinations, a drop deck is the best shipping trailer for you. At Heavy Equipment Transportation, we understand that our different freights have different shipping requirements.
That is why we have invested in state-of-the-art drop deck trailers best suited to fit all our clients' shipping needs. They are well maintained and operated by trained, experienced, and licensed drivers who guarantee to ship and deliver your cargo safely, timely, and conveniently. Call today! (888) 730-2951
Types of Cargo Drop Deck Trailers Carry
Several heavy cargos and machinery are best transported on a drop deck trailer due to their height and weight. A drop deck trailer ships the following freight:
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