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What is a Dry Van Trailer & Who Uses Them?

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If you’re new to the logistics industry or are trying to decide the right shipping options for your freight, you might be wondering exactly what dry van trailers are and who uses them. As one of the country’s leading semi-truck trailer specialists, Mount Trailer Company has helped hundreds find the ideal trailer for their needs.

Here they’ve collected all the information you need to know about dry van trailers and who uses them.

Dry Van Shipping: A Breakdown

To understand who might use a dry-van trailer, it’s important to first understand dry van shipping. Dry van shipping is the most common type of freight shipping: the term “dry van” refers to the compartment employed to haul shipments from point A to point B. These compartments are designed to ship large pallets or boxes of cargo.

These compartments are dry and aren’t refrigerated at all, meaning they’re only used to ship non-perishable goods, like clothes, machinery, packaged or canned foods, and more. Dry van shipping is used for both full truckload shipping, as well as LTL freight management services.

What Industries Use Dry-Van Shipping Trailers

There is a wide range of industries that require dry van shipping trailers to cover their logistics needs. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer Goods
  • Health & Beauty
  • Cleaning Products
  • Entertainment
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • & More

Why Buy Used Dry Vans from Mount Trailer?

If you’re searching for a dry van trailer for your shipping needs, there are a host of used dry vans available from Mount Trailer Company. All the used dry van trailers we carry undergo multi-point inspections to make certain that all their components function properly. Additionally, each trailer is inspected by the Department of Transportation and passed annual FMCSA inspections. We also employ an expert sales team that has wide-ranging knowledge of the industry’s leading makes and models of dry van trailers that can provide answers to any questions you may have.

Contact us to learn more about our inventory!

If you’re searching for the perfect new or used dry van trailer, contact Mount Trailer Company online today. We carry all the industry’s leading makes and models at prices that can’t be beaten. In addition to our sales department, we also operate a first-rate team of repair specialists equipped to provide major wreck repairs, brake and suspension work, and more.

Call us today at 1-800-777-0743 to learn more about our inventory.

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