How Big are Semi Truck Trailers?

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Whether you’re looking for the right semi truck trailer size for your specific operation, or you are a curious Florida driver wondering just how big are semi truck trailers, you will find this guide helpful! Flatbed and dry van trailers are common semis you have seen on the local roads, highways and beyond; but those options are just two among many. Discover the specific semi weights and size of a semi truck trailer according to the categories listed below. 

 

Flatbed Trailers

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 48,000 pounds
  • Maximum Trailer Length: 48 to 53 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.5 feet
  • Maximum Freight Height: 8.5 feet

Dry Van Trailers & Refrigerated Trailers 

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 42,000 to 45,000 pounds
  • Maximum Trailer Length: 48 to 53 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.2 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Height: 8 feet

Lowboy Trailers

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 40,000 pounds (for a two-axle lowboy) 
  • Maximum Freight Weight: 80,000 pounds (depending on axle count)
  • Maximum Well Height: 18 to 24 inches
  • Maximum Well Length: 24 to 29.6 feet
  • Maximum Freight Height: 11.5 to 12 feet
  • Maximum Overall Load Height: 14 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.5 feet

Stretch Single-Drop Deck Trailers

  • Maximum Legal Freight Weight: 45,000 pounds
  • Maximum Freight Height: 10 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Length: 35-63 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.6 feet

Stretch Double-Drop Trailers

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 45,000 pounds
  • Maximum Freight Height: 11.6 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Length: 29 to 65 feet (main deck)
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.5 feet

Extendable Double-Drop Trailers

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 40,000 pounds
  • Maximum Trailer Length: 48 to 80 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.5 feet
  • Maximum Freight Height: 8.5 feet

Removable & Stretch Removable Gooseneck Trailers

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 42,000 pounds
  • Maximum Legal Freight Height: 11.5 feet
  • Maximum Well Width: 8.5 feet
  • Maximum Well Length: 29 feet (main deck)

Conestoga Trailers

  • Maximum Legal Freight Weight: 42,000 to 45,000 pounds
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.2 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Height: 8 feet

Side Kit Trailers

  • Maximum Freight Weight: 42,000 to 45,000 pounds.
  • Maximum Trailer Height: 8.6 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Width: 8.2 feet
  • Maximum Trailer Length: 48 to 53 feet

Discover the Size of Semi Truck Trailer That’s Best for You

The size of semi truck trailer you will need is determined by what you transport across and beyond southern Florida, as well as state laws and weight limits. There are even more options for semi truck trailer size, especially when you consider specialized trailers that can haul freight weights even above 200,000 pounds. Whatever your needs, contact our team here at Rechtien International Trucks and we will guide you to the semi truck trailer size that is best for your business needs!

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