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Dry Van Trailers – Everything You Need to Know

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Are you unsure about what a dry van trailer has to offer and if your shipping needs to utilize this style of trailer? At Mount Trailer Company, we wanted to provide a quick guide about dry van trailers, the benefits they bring, and some buying options you have.

So, to help, here is everything you need to know about dry vans…

When is a dry van used?

When looking to transport oversized cargo – like cars, big machines, etc. – and large quantities of freight, a dry van trailer would be the best choice. You’ve probably seen a semi-truck with a dry van trailer attached while on the highway, as they are prevalent.

They are called dry vans because they keep their cargo dry and protected from the elements, and they keep the load from spilling out.

Are there different types of dry vans?

Depending on the business or transportation/logistical company, the size of a dry van trailer can differ. Some maybe 26 feet, while others can be as long as almost 53 feet. As mentioned, their size can also depend on the cargo they are hauling.

Buying a used dry van

Often, buying a new dry van trailer can be extremely expensive and daunting for smaller types of businesses. Luckily, used dry van trailers are more affordable and offer fantastic reliability and function.

At Mount Trailer Company, we offer used dry vans that have undergone rigorous multi-point inspections that include suspension, landing legs, brakes, flooring, roofing, and more. Our used trailers are also DOT inspected and have gone through FMCSA Annual Inspection to ensure they are safe and ready to go.

Why buy from Mount Trailer Company?

At Mount Trailer Company, not only do we have your inspections and a wide range of used dry trailers for sale, but our sales team also has the knowledge and expertise to answer all of your dry van questions or concerns.

Contact Us Today

Regardless of if you need a new or sued dry van trailer, we carry all the top brands and prices at outstanding prices. We also provide parts and repair solutions, including brakes, suspension, electrical work, wreck repair, and much more.

Contact us today for more information.

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