SEMI-TRAILER TRUCKS are like open canvases: you can fit any truck trailer into it to serve a purpose as specialized as carrying small vehicles or dry powder cement. In an industrializing country, we are seeing more and more of these trailer trucks and their specialized trailers. There are around 435,000 registered trucks in the Philippines in 2020 and this is an almost double increase from around 289,000 in 2010. 

Are you having trouble identifying which type of truck trailer best suits your business? Read on to learn about the different types of trailers. 

Flatbed trailer

A semi-trailer truck with a flatbed trailer

A semi-trailer truck with a flatbed trailer

Flatbed truck trailers are probably the most versatile because of their basic setups. They have no coverings, making loading and unloading easy. They can carry a wide range of industrial materials. 

Step-deck trailers are similar to flatbeds, only the former has smaller ground clearance for easier loading and unloading. 

A semi-trailer truck with a step-deck trailer

A semi-trailer truck with a step-deck trailer

A Lowboy truck trailer is similar to a step-deck. Lowboys have small ground clearance as well but they only have single decks while step-decks have two. Lowboys are also designed to carry heavy equipment. 

A lowboy trailer

A lowboy trailer

Another variation of the flatbed is the extended flatbed which is exactly as the name suggests. It is a flatbed but for longer cargo. 

A semi-trailer truck with an extended flatbed trailer

A semi-trailer truck with an extended flatbed trailer

Dry van trailers

A dry van trailer

A dry van trailer

Dry van truck trailers are like flatbeds but with a box to enclose cargo and keep them safe and dry. They make valuable loads secure from the elements which make them appealing to operators. 

Container trailers

A container trailer from CIMC

A container trailer from CIMC

Container trailers have basic setups but they are designed with a specific purpose in mind: carry container vans. Some models consist of only a chassis that supports the container van, while others are flatbeds that could carry container vans. 

Specialty trailers

Specialty truck trailers is an umbrella term for trailers that have specialized purposes. These include bulk carriers that are specialized to carry and contain dry powder materials such as cement and flour. 

A CIMC dry bulk carrier for powered materials such as cement

A CIMC dry bulk carrier for powered materials such as cement

Multi-car trailers are specialty trailers that are designed to carry smaller vehicles like cars and motorcycles. One interesting feature of these trailers is that they usually have two decks to carry more loads for fewer trips. 

A semi-trailer truck with multi-car trailer

A semi-trailer truck with multi-car trailer

Tanker trailers can be considered specialty trailers as they are specialized to carry a specific kind of loads such as petrol and petroleum gas. 

A semi-trailer truck with a tanker trailer

A semi-trailer truck with a tanker trailer

Truck trailers available at Autokid

Autokid Truck Solutions is an authorized seller of the CIMC Trailer Wing Van and Bulk Carrier Trailer. If you get these units from us, it comes with spare parts and aftersales services. If you are interested in getting one for your business, call us at +639176530000

Media used and attributions: 

  1. Flatbed (no changes made) by Taxiarchos228 (http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en/) via commons.wikimedia.org
  2. Stepdeck (no changes made) by Burningsaviour (public domain) via commons.wikimedia.org
  3. Lowboy trailer (no changes made) by Leighketchum (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) via commons.wikimedia.org
  4. Extended flatbed (no changes made) by JoachimKohlerBremen (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) via commons.wikimedia.org
  5. Dry van trailer (no changes made) by Ewkada (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) via commons.wikimedia.org
  6. Multi-car trailer (no changes made) by Tennen-Gas (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) via commons.wikimedia.org
  7. Tanker trailer (no changes made) by Bahnfrend (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) via commons.wikimedia.org
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