Semi Trailer Landing Gear Explained

Landing GearThe landing gear on a trailer supports the trailer once it has been removed from the semi-tractor. The landing gear are located on the front of the trailer and there is a landing gear on each side of the front of the trailer, so they can support the trailer. Read More

What is a Flatbed Truck? Pictures Too

What is a flatbed truck? A flatbed truck is a truck that is hauling a trailer that is flat. The trailer has no walls or roof, and the trailer is usually made out of durable wood. A flatbed truck is used for hauling freight that is usually over sized due to the flat style and open concept with the trailer. Read More

What Is A Reefer Trailer? (trucking industry)

What is a reefer trailer? A reefer trailer, in the trucking industry means a trailer that is refrigerated, and that refrigerated trailer is attached to an 18-wheeler or semi, so it can transport perishable items that require a specific temperature during transport. The reefer trailer also has added insulation. Read More

What Is A Dry Van Trailer? (with pictures)

One of the most popular and most common trailers for freight is a dry van trailer.  Dry van trailers are also known as box trailers. A dry van trailer is fully enclosed and they are used for freight that are nonperishable cargo, because they don’t have a way to control the trailer temperature. Read More

Tractor vs Trailer: What Is The Difference? (with pics)

What is the difference between a tractor and a trailer? A tractor refers to the truck that has the engine. The tractor contains an engine and can operate without being attached to a trailer. The trailer is attached to the tractor and is where the freight is placed. The trailer does not have an engine.   Read More