• Ahmad Khateeb

What truck that you should hire?


It is highly recommended for exporters and importers to know what truck to hire, for many reasons:

1- Cost reduction.

2-Transit time.

3-Rules and regulations.

4-HSE requirements.

For example: hiring 40ft truck can be more expensive than hiring 20Ft, as well the transit time for 20Ft truck is 2 to 3 days less than the 40Ft. Knowing the capacity and the dimensions of different type of trucks is very important to reduce the transit time, reduce the cost and to meet the HSE requirements.

Major types of trucks and trailers :

1- Pickups:

Pickups are the perfect choice for small and medium size shipments.

Pickups rates are 20% to 30% cheaper than the regular 40Ft trailers , as well it is faster.

Pickups main categories:


2- 40 Ft trailers (12.5M):

It is one of the most commun trailers in the market and it can be a good choice to load:

Building materials,oilfield equipments, pipes,plastic products, stainless steel,small machines and general cargo.

40Ft trailers dimensions:

Length : 12.5M Width: 2.4M and it can be upload up to 24 T

Number of pallets that can be loaded: 24 standard 1m x1.2m pallets.

40Ft trailers rate is 20% to 30% higher than Pickups.

3- 45Ft trailers (13.6M):

45ft trailers is a good choice for loading overweight commodities as the dimensions are:

Length: 13.6M

Width: 2.4M

Capacity: It can be upload up to 30T

Number of pallets that can be loaded: 26 standard pallets.

45Ft trailers main categories:

A- 45Ft / 13.6m Flatbed - Side Rail trailers:


13.6M Flatbed Side Rail trailers can be loaded from all sides.

The side rail of this type of trailers is strong and it is safe to load sensitive commodities like glass and fiberglass products.

B- 45Ft/13.6m Box Trailer:


13.6M Close Box trailers are the best choice to load dry food products, textile products, paper products, furniture and electronics.

13.6M Closed Box trailers is a good choice for bonded shipments.

These trailers can be load from back side only.

The maximum high of the pallets / commodities that can be loaded is up to 2.5M

To load this type of trailers the shipper should has ramp facility.

C- 45Ft/13.6M Curtain Side Trailers:


If shipper needs to load on close box trailers and the ramp facility is not available , then 13.6M curtain side trailers can be the alternative of closed box.

These trailers can be loaded from sides using forklift.

13.6M Curtain trailers are good choice to load dry food products, textile products, paper products, furniture and electronics.

As well it can be used for bonded shipments.

4- 15M trailers :

15M trailers dimensions are:

15m Length

2.4m Width

Upload up to 20 Ton .

Number of standard pallets can be loaded: 30 Pallets .

15M trailers are good to load:

Pipes up to 15m Length

Tanks and Oilfield equipments

Plastic products

General cargo and building materials

15M categories are same as the above 13.6M trailers : Side rail , Closed box and Curtain side.

4- 18M trailers :

18M trailers dimensions are:

18m Length

2.4m Width

Upload up to 25 Ton .

Number of standard pallets can be loaded: 36 Pallets .

18M trailers are good to load:

Over length cargo like pipes and oilfield tanks

Main category : 18M Side rail , side loading.

5- Lowbeds :

From Wikipedia

A lowboy (low loader in British English, low-bed in western Canada and South Africa or float in Australia) is a semi-trailer with two drops in deck height: one right after the gooseneck and one right before the wheels. This allows the deck to be extremely low compared with other trailers. It offers the ability to carry legal loads up to 12 ft (3.66 m) tall, which other trailers cannot. Lowboys are used to haul heavy equipment such as bulldozers, industrial equipment etc.

Lowbeds main categories and specifications:

A- 2 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions

• Total Length : 11.5 M– 12.9M

• Width : 2.55M – 3.3M

• Platform Height ( Height from the ground): 1.2M up to 1.5M

Capacity : 20.000 Kg – 50.000 Kg (max)

B- 3 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 3 Axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 8.50M up to 10.5M

• Total Length : 12.3M up to 14 M

• Width : 2.5M – 3.5M

• Platform Height : 3 Axle Lowbed Semi Trailer according transport generally 90CM to 1M

Capacity : 45T Maximum

C- 4 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 4 Axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 9M to 11.5M it depends on customer requirements .

Pool low-bed is 5M to 6.5M (Pool Length).

• Total Length with the Pool : 13M to 16 M depends on customer requirements.

• Width : 3.5M

• Platform Height : Varies according to demand, Pool height 50CM to 100 CM, Platform type height 90CM to 1M (Max)

Capacity: 55T to 65T

D- 5 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 5 Axle Lowbed

• Total Length: 13.5M to17M varies according to customer requirements.

• Width : 3.5M

• Platform Height : Varies according to customer requirements.

Pool height 50CM to 1M, Platform type height 1M

Capacity : 65T to 75T

E- 6 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 6 Axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 10.5M to 13.5M depends on

• Total Length : 14.5M to 18M varies according to customer requirements.

• Width :3.5M

• Platform Height : Pool height 50CM to 1M max

Platform type height 90CM to 1M max

Capacity: 75T to 85T

F- 7 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 7 Axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 11.5M to 14.5M depends on

• Total Length : 15.5M to 19M varies according to customer requirements.

• Width :3.5M

• Platform Height : Pool height 50CM to 1M max

Platform type height 90CM to 1M max

Capacity: 85T to 95T

G- 8 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 8 Axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 16M to 20M depends on

customer requirements.

• Width :3.5M

• Platform Height : Pool height 50CM to 1M max

Platform type height 90CM to 1M max

Capacity: 95T to 105T

H- 10 Axle Lowbed Trailer:


Dimensions of 10 Axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 20M to 25M depends on

customer requirements.

• Width :3.5M

• Platform Height : Pool height 50CM to 1M max

Platform type height 90CM to 1M max

Capacity: 120T to 150T

I- Multi-axle Lowbed Trailer/200T Lowbed Semi-trailer:


Dimensions of Multi-axle Lowbed

• Platform Length : 20M to 25M depends on

customer requirements.

• Width :3.5M to 4M

• Platform Height : 50CM

Capacity: 200T to 250T

J-Dolly low bed semi trailer:


Dimensions of Dolly low bed trailers

• Length : up to 35M

• Width :3.5M to 4M

• Platform Height : 50CM

Capacity: 200T to 350T

For more details about trailers , feel free to contact:

Ahmad Khateeb

Global Logistics DWC LLC

Dubai World Central

00971505581009

0097148842449

ahmad@glplog.com

www.glplog.com

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