Dry Vans


There are many methods of freight transportation around the world, but dry van freight shipping is one of the most widely used. As the name suggests, a dry van is a type of semi-truck trailer that is completely enclosed to protect your shipment from the elements. They are versatile enough to be used for a wide variety of products, materials, and other items. Dry van trailers are designed to carry palletized, boxed, or loose freight. It is important to note that dry van trailers do not have temperature-controlled features and cannot handle oversized shipments, which makes them unsuitable for sensitive or large shipments.


Among the benefits of a dry van: a dry van provides an enclosed 4-sided enclosure to protect against harsh weather conditions, such as rain, wind, and snow during transit. Regardless of the distance traveled or the season, your delivery will arrive safely at its destination.


Shipping dry van freight does not require any additional services or other special procedures, which reduces the cost of transportation. Even for long-distance shipments, it is one of the most affordable shipping options available.


In terms of versatility and adaptability, dry van shipping is an excellent option for transporting a wide range of packaged goods. In addition, it is an excellent option for shipments that do not require temperature control. In addition to clothing and furniture, non-perishable foods and electronics are also included.

Specifications for dry vans
There are a variety of sizes available for dry vans:

53-foot and 48-foot trailers
Dry vans are one of the most common types of trailers. Their standard dimensions are 53' x 8' 6" x 8' 6" (length x width x height). On their floor space, they are capable of accommodating up to 45,000 pounds of freight and 26 standard pallet positions.

Trailers with a length of 28 feet
LTL shipments are commonly transported in "pup" trailers. Their dimensions are 28' x 8' x 9' (LWH), allowing them to handle up to 22,500 pounds of freight and 14 standard pallet positions on a single floor.

The straight truck
A straight truck, also known as a box truck, is typically used for local and city deliveries. Most straight trucks have a liftgate for ease of loading. It is common for straight trucks to measure 24 feet x 8 feet x 8 feet 6 inches (length x width x height).