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How did you do in COVID 19 - 2020

Posted by Linda McCoy -McCoy & Associates LLC on December 16, 2020 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (9)

WOW, COVID 19 _2020 WAS AN ABSOLUTE CHANGE IN THE WORLD! THINGS I THOUGH WERE IMPORTANT TURNED OUT TO BE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST, WAY UNDER FOOD, SHELTER AND FAMILY. MY GOODNESS THIS WAS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ME AND MANY OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW. HOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT CHANGED FOR YOU? WHAT DID YOU FIND IMPORTANT? WHAT DID YOU LIVE WITHOUT AND IT IS OK BEING WITH OUT IT OR THEM? ARE YOU PLEASED WE HAVE A DIFFERENT PRESIDENT? ARE YOU SAD PRESIDENT TRUMP LOST? WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN THE YEAR OF COVID 19? WAS 2020 A YEAR OF WINNER OR A LOSER FOR YOU? IS WHAT YOU LOST WORTH KEEPING OR A RELIEF IT IS GONE?  HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT DIFFERENT THIS TIME? WE ALL HAVE A NEW START. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT DIFFERENT THIS TIME?  I LEARNED EVERYTHING WAS FILTHY AND WE WERE FORCED TO CLEAN EVERYTHING  IN THE WORLD. LYSOL, MR CLEAN, BLEACH, SOLD OUT FOR MONTHS AND STILL SCARCE IN THE WORLD.  MY GOODNESS CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO_______ (FILL IN THE BLANK).   

SWEET SPOT in Trucking

Posted by Freight Girlz on September 5, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The sweet spot in the trucking industry is the benefit of a dispatcher. A dispatcher holds the responsibility to work for carriers, not just to find them loads but to find the best paying freight. It’s in the dispatcher’s best interest to get the highest paying loads since they are taking a percentage of the load. A good dispatcher knows that the more the carrier makes on every load the more the dispatcher’s percentage would be. Taking cheap freight for a dispatcher is counterintuitive to the success of the driver and the dispatcher. The driver will not succeed and will no longer use the services of a dispatcher nor will either party make good money on the load. Secondly, taking cheap freight also brings down the industry as a whole. A dispatcher of professionalism and principle knows they also have a responsibility to the industry they work within and low paying loads brings down the rate for all in the trucking industry.

 

For brokers it’s advantageous to be able to have good relationships with dispatchers as they have access to capacity and drivers that the broker needs to move their loads and keep their customers (the shippers) happy. Brokers are always seeking different equipment types needed to move their freight, but also by qualified drivers that are reliable and in good standing. Dispatchers have the resources to accommodate this with a broker and become an asset to them instead of spot market posting or regular drivers that are unavailable to them.

 

From a carrier standpoint having a good dispatcher creates the road map to growth and effective management in their schedule. A driver can spend hours searching and calling on available freight instead of over the road actually making money. A dispatcher allows them to drive while he/she finds and books their next load. A dispatch service also frees the driver from making several phone calls to brokers where negotiating the rate becomes tedious. A well-seasoned dispatcher knows where the rate needs to be (not only for the driver) but within market conditions and can use this skill to get a fair, if not better than market average, rate for the load.


For many fleet managers and carriers, the onboarding process with a broker can be a time-consuming amount of paperwork. Left in the hands of an experienced dispatcher they can take the burden of the onboarding process and open up the needed time to the driver or owner/manager to concentrate on larger business needs. An effective truck dispatcher will also then sign the rate confirmations and be able to simply communicate the load details to the driver allowing them a single point of contact to keep the truck moving.

 

Once a driver is over the road under the freight that has been found, negotiated, onboarded and rate con signed that dispatcher is there for the carrier through the length of the pick-up and delivery of the load. A dedicated dispatcher will be able to communicate with the broker if issues arise during transit or if the driver is waiting to be unloaded and work for detention, lumper fees or problems at the point of delivery.

 

The dispatcher has a unique but critically supportive role in the trucking industry. It can bridge a needed gap between brokers and carriers to create a more seamless process within the supply chain. A dispatcher helps in keeping an eye on the goal of growth and success for carriers and provide additional fulfillment for brokers. Dispatchers also help drivers manage their HOS and have their finger on the pulse of safety, regulatory compliance and DOT inspections. A dispatcher is always monitoring unsavory or unprofessional business practices which make them a consultant and advisor to carriers and brokers alike.

 

Not everyone within the trucking industry will need a dispatcher, but for those that use a dispatching service they have the unique gift of having a brother or sister ‘over the road’ and a business partner that can foster their continued journey to ‘keep on truckin’.

 

Find your best dispatcher, consultant, advocate and chief partner for your truck at Freight Girlz

 

 

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Newbie Dispatcher HERE...lol

Posted by Omega Transport Services, LLC on April 21, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone my name is Ramon I just joined the community and look forward to meeting and networking with you all. I just retired from the US Army and moved to Cantonment, FL and looking forward to the next chapter of my life. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. Thanks

CARRIERS ARE YOU GETTING PAID SAME DAY AS YOUR DROP?

Posted by 01 McCulin Transportation Management on April 21, 2020 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you for choosing McCulin Transport Management as your dispatching resource.

 

 

 

ARE YOU GETTING PAID “SAME DAY” AS YOUR DROP?

 

 

 

We give you access to “SAME DAY CASH” with our Carrier Factoring Program you no longer have to wait days or even weeks to get paid, with McCulin Transport Management by your side we get you paid “SAME DAY” as your drop & receiving your BOL within 3 hours, in some cases as fast as 60 minutes.

 

 

 

Welcome to McCulin Transport Management where we have access to thousands of loads daily keeping truckers on the road making GOOD MONEY!

 

 

 

McCulin Transport Management is part of the NATIONAL DISPATCHERS NETWORK of over 3000 DISPATCHERS and BROKERS with over 35 years experience dedicated to help find HIGH PAYING freight for owner operators like yourself...

 

 

 

Our main focus:

 

 

 

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED TO MOVE YOUR TRUCK...?

 

 

 

Nobody likes to run cheap freight right?

 

 

 

So with us as your Transport Business Managers we send you a dispatch agreement and a profile sheet,

 

 

 

You're basically going to give us your “TRUCKERS WISH LIST”,

 

 

 

You're going to tell us how much MONEY you want to make,

 

You're going to tell us how far and exactly where you want to go,

 

And you're going to tell us how much WEIGHT you want to pull, and if we can't find EXACTLY what you want you won't ever hear from us...

 

 

 

So when you see our number on your caller I.D. you know we're calling with the MONEY you want to make,

 

with a load going where you want to go no questions asked, now that makes sense doesn't it?

 

 

 

CONTACT US NOW ABOUT OUR SUB-DEDICATED ROUTES!

 

 

 

Make it home every night for dinner and work a local M-F schedule in the state of your choice and have your weekends for you and your family!

 

 

 

We take drivers from $1500-3500 per week to $4500-7500+ per week with our Sub-Dedicated “State Of The Art” Transportation Management Program.

 

 

 

WE'RE ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU!

 

 

 

Our National Dispatchers Network is Built By Owner Operators For Owner Operators!

 

So we understand; “Every Carrier Is Unique in Their Load Pricing Needs”

 

Our “Network of Dispatchers” will cater their load search to your pricing requirements.

 

In Other Words; if you need $2.75 CPM to Run a Load; Our Dispatchers Will Only Look For & Contact You With Offers of $2.75 CPM or Better!

 

 

 

So Contact McCulin Transport Management today...

 

 

 

*****SHIPPERS*****

 

 

 

Why Should You Partner With McCulin Transport Management a Member Of "THE NATIONAL DISPATCHERS NETWORK"?

 

 

 

The Network Utilizes the most advanced technology in the industry to service out customers.

 

 

 

We've integrated The AscendTMS "Transportation Management Systems and Logistics Software" in all 67 active independent dispatch firms strategically positioned throughout the United States to adequately service all major shipping lanes. We can manage every aspect of our logistics and distribution operations with the same transportation management system (TMS) technology used by the worlds largest companies.

 

 

 

Carrier Verification / Fraud Check

 

 

 

Never load a bad carrier or bad driver again. Each of our network members can instantly conduct full carrier verification, carrier qualification, and fraud detection. We conduct real-time fraud detection and carrier qualification every time we match carriers or drivers to one of your loads.

 

 

 

Driver Track & Trace via Cell Phone GPS

 

 

 

GPS load tracking? Yes, we have that - and it's built into every network member's system.

 

 

 

We can pin-point the exact location of a driver just by using their cell phone's GPS. Tracker feature sends them a special text message and we simply grab their location and the status of the load for you. Drivers can also respond from their phone with the real-time status of the load with one press. NO APPS NEEDED - just our special text message! We can also use this feature to send any othe instructions to a driver via stansard text message.

 

 

 

Automatic Route Review & Load Optimization

 

 

 

With Automated Route Review (ARR) you wont have to worry if our stops are ordered in the most efficient manner. The National Network of Dispatchers does that for you, every load, every time! ARR checks the original route to make sure that the miles have been optimized. if there is a shorter, more efficient route ARR will let us know - even if you re-order or add stops on the fly. We can then choose between the original route or the more efficient ARR route.

 

 

 

This it just one of the many great tools we utilize to make sure that your loads are routed efficiently, saving you miles, thus saving you money.

 

 

 

Our National Dispatcher's Network Members are all trained & committed to placing the need and concerns of the customers, they service, above all else!

 

 

 

Our focus is to provide quality service with the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

 

 

 

We look forward to building a business relationship and providing seamless door to door transportation solutions for your business.

 

 

 

And the great thing about this is, we are dispatchers so this doesn't cost you any more money, we get paid by the carrier and we'll be happy to provide this service to you, all you have to do is send us over your load list every morning.

 

 

 

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What Truckers pull (knowledge base)

Posted by 01 McCulin Transportation Management on April 5, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)
�??Trucking Agents work with a number of different types of trailers in the trucking industry and we included a list of some below. Each trailer type offers it's own specific use. In most cases, the trailers can vary in size, weight, axles, and in other ways making each trailer type varied more than what is shown here. �??Different trailer types require specific knowledge and understanding in order to dispatch the driver and equipment effectively. �??A Note On Dimensions * Dimensions are averages or what you are likely to see. Equipment can vary. �??* Dimensions are listed in either Feet & Inches or Inches Only to match industry lingo. * Legal commodity dimensions are provided where appropriate (platform trailers). �??* Legal dimensions based on a max overall height of 13'6"�??. �??A Note On Accessories �??* Accessorials can include equipment (hardware) and services. �??* There are a broad range of accessories and this is not a complete list. �??Van Trailer van-trailer-type �??Dimensions �??Commodity Weight: 45,000 lbs �??Outside Dimensions �??Length: 53' Width: 8'6" Height: 13'6" �??Inside Dimensions �??Length: 52'7" Width: 98" Height: 110" �??Description �??A van trailer is the most common trailer type out there. It is primarily used to haul Freight All Kinds (FAK) of palletized goods. Typically loaded via a loading dock with a forklift, with most long haul trailers offering swing doors for easiest access to loading. Van freight is the easiest to dispatch for reasons such as: �??Fewer concerns about dimensions Commodities No tarping Loading and unloading is generally straight forward. More consistent rates �??�??Accessories Air-Ride Straps Logistics Bars Curtain Side E-Track Load Bars Pads Hazmat Expedited / Team Less Than Truckload (LTL) Multiple Stops �??Refrigerated Trailer refrigerated trailer type �??Dimensions �??Commodity Weight: 44,000 lbs Outside Dimensions �??Length: 53' Width: 8'6" Height: 13'6" �??Inside Dimensions �??Length: 52' Width: 98" Height: 104" �??Description �??A refrigerated trailer is often called a "Refer Trailer" but would be more accurately defined as a temperature controlled trailer. The most distinguishing characteristic of a refer trailer as compared to a van trailer is the temperature control unit found on the front of the trailer. This unit will regulate the inside temperature of the trailer and keep it consistent to the commodity requirements. Because of the more specialized trailer a more experienced dispatcher is required. Rates are also higher for this more specialized trailer. �??Flatbed Trailer flatbed trailer type �??Dimensions Commodity Weight: 48,000 lbs �??Trailer Dimensions �??Length: 48' Width: 102" (8'6") Deck Height: 5' �??Commodity Legal Dimensions �??Length: 48' some overhang Width: 102" (8'6") �??Height: 8'6" Oversize Hauling is available �??Description �??A flatbed trailer is the most basic of open deck trailers or platform trailers. They offer a wide variety of hauling commodities, loading options, and accessorials. The biggest advantage is the ability to load from the side (forklift) or overhead (crane). A dispatcher needs to be well versed in all aspects of this trailer type to dispatch effectively. Rates can vary due to many factors. �??�??Accessories �??Tarp Chains & Binders Straps �??Side Kit Coil Racks �??Headboard �??Blocking Pipe Stakes Hazmat �??Stepdeck Trailer stepdeck trailer type Dimensions Commodity Weight: 46,000 lbs �??Trailer Dimensions �??Deck Length: 53' Primary Deck Length: 40' Width: 102" (8'6") Deck Height: 42" (3'6") �??Commodity Legal Dimensions �??Length: 40' Width: 102" (8'6") �??Height: 10' Oversize Hauling is available Description �??A stepdeck, or dropdeck trailer, is a flatbed with a lower bottom primary deck. This lower deck allows to take higher commodity height items without having to order any over-height permits. The sacrifice is some hauling weight, but more likely available lower deck length. Historically, a stepdeck trailer was 48' long, but many fleets are going to the 53' trailer with 40' or more bottom decks. One advantage of this extra length is the ability to haul shipping containers. Otherwise, a stepdeck trailer is very familiar with a flatbed and they are often interchangeable on hauling many loads. More Step Deck Detail �??�??Accessories �??Tarp Chains & Binders Straps �??Coil Racks �??Levelers Hazmat �??Blocking Pipe Stakes Ramps �??Double Drop Trailer double drop trailer type Dimensions Commodity Weight: 42,000 lbs �??Trailer Dimensions �??Deck Length: 48' Primary Deck Length: 29' Width: 102" (8'6") Deck Height: 18" (1'6") �??Commodity Legal Dimensions �??Length: 29' plus overhang Width: 102" (8'6") �??Height: 12' Oversize Hauling is available Description �??A double drop is an even more specialized platform trailer. Some double drops can take up to 12' high loads without the need of over-height permits. Most double drop trailers have an RGN, which is a removable gooseneck, which allows for both wheeled and tracked equipment to be driven onto the trailer under their own power. Many driver's of this specialized equipment are well versed in the hauling of oversize and overweight loads which can require permits and escorts. �??�??Accessories �??Chains & Binders Straps �??Outriggers �??RGN�?? �??Blocking Tarp

25 Freight Codes for beginners

Posted by 01 McCulin Transportation Management on April 5, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Commonly Used Freight Codes On The Load Boards 1. V (Dry Van) 2. F (Flatbed) 3. R (Reefer) 4. SD (Step Deck/Single Drop) 5. DD (Double Drop) 6. RGN (Removable Gooseneck) 7. MX (Maxi Flat) 8. VV (Van+Vented) 9. VA (Van+Airride) 10. VINT (Van+Intermodal) 11. FINT (Flat+Intermodal) 12. RINT (Reefer+Intermodal) 13. CV (Curtain Van) 14. CONT (Container) 15. HS (Hotshot) 16. CRG (Cargo Van) 17. DT (Dump Trailer) 18. AC (Auto Carrier) 19. HB (Hopper Bottom) 20. TNK (Tanker) 21. LB (Lowboy) 22. LA (Landall) 23. FS (Flat+Sides) 24. FT (Flat+Tarp) 25. PO (Power Only)

How Do I Pay Myself in a Single-Member LLC or S Corporation? - All Up In Yo' Business

Posted by Linda McCoy -McCoy & Associates LLC on November 1, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)
How Do I Pay Myself in a Single-Member LLC or S Corporation?
- All Up In Yo' Business

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One question that I get asked quite often, because it’s a really good question, is how the owner of a single-member LLC is supposed to pay him/herself. There are two possible answers to this question, depending on if the LLC is taxed as a sole proprietorship or an S Corporation.
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Unless the LLC elects otherwise, a single-member LLC is considered a “disregarded entity” and all of the income to the LLC is treated as income to the business owner, and is all subject to self-employment tax. So basically, the owner of a single-member LLC can pay himself however and whenever he wants, keeping in mind a few important considerations:
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1. Make sure you are prepared to pay taxes. Since the LLC is a disregarded entity, if the business earns $100k but you only “pay” yourself $50k, you are still going to be responsible for paying all of the taxes, including self-employment taxes, on the full $100k. (For simplicity’s sake, I am pretending there are no deductions or anything.) So you need to set aside enough money to make sure you can cover your taxes.
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2. The business has to remain adequately capitalized. This means that you need to keep enough money in the business to cover all your overhead, debts, bills, salary for employees, etc. You should also leave some extra “padding” for possibly building up your business, purchasing equipment, and whatever else you may decide to do with your business.
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In the books, any payments to yourself should be recorded as “Member Distribution” or “Member Withdrawal.”
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If the LLC elects to be taxed as an S Corporation, on the other hand, you have to be paid a “reasonable” salary. Self-employment taxes will only be paid on that salary rather than on the full amount of profit the business earns. Any money that the business owner takes above that reasonable salary is considered a dividend and won’t be subject to self-employment taxes. To learn more about S Corporations, watch my earlier video What the Heck is an S Corporation at http://youtu.be/i5to7Da3wMw?list=UUNh...
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If your LLC is not taxed as an S Corp, you don’t need to put yourself on payroll, since those member distributions aren’t treated as normal payroll. If your LLC is taxed as an S Corp, then the salary you earn can be part of your payroll, and any additional dividends will be separate from that.
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Whether or not you elect to have your LLC taxed as an S Corp and how to handle and record the money that you pay yourself is an important conversation that should be had with your accountant, bookkeeper, & attorney. Doing it the “right” way can help minimize your tax liability and can make your life (and that of your accountant) much easier come tax time.
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Most Frequently Used Freight Codes:

Posted by William McKenzie on November 1, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Commonly Used

Freight Codes

On The

Load Boards


1. V (Dry Van)

2. F (Flatbed)

3. R (Reefer)

4. SD (Step Deck/Single Drop)

5. DD (Double Drop)

6. RGN (Removable Gooseneck)

7. MX (Maxi Flat)

8. VV (Van+Vented)

9. VA (Van+Airride)

10. VINT (Van+Intermodal)

11. FINT (Flat+Intermodal)

12. RINT (Reefer+Intermodal)

13. CV (Curtain Van)

14. CONT (Container)

15. HS (Hotshot)

16. CRG (Cargo Van)

17. DT (Dump Trailer)

18. AC (Auto Carrier)

19. HB (Hopper Bottom)

20. TNK (Tanker)

21. LB (Lowboy)

22. LA (Landall)

23. FS (Flat+Sides)

24. FT (Flat+Tarp)

25. PO (Power Only)

26. Other (Not List)



Axle Weight

Posted by Linda McCoy -McCoy & Associates LLC on October 18, 2019 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Axle Weight

Axle Weight    

https://www.truckingagents.net/axle-weight/

​There are a number of trailer axle configurations, weight limit rules and regulations, and terms that can make understanding axle weight intimidating. Understanding the basic terms and calculations of axle weight, along with access to the right resources will have you talking and calculating axle weight with confidence. TruckingAgents.net provides the resources and education to help make drivers, agents, brokers, and dispatchers have a better understanding of axle weight and how they affect shipments.

​Axle Types

​As with any profession, knowing the terms is necessary to have a productive conversation. Below, is a basic tractor trailer axle configuration and the axle types. When discussing axle weights, refer to the axles by the terms listed below.

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Steer Axle - As the name implies, it is the axle that a steers the tractor.

Drive Axles - The drive axles receive the power from the engine.

Trailer Axles - They are the rear axles on the trailer and they don't steer or receive power.

alxe types

Axle Types

​Axle Groups

​​An axle group can consist of 1 or more axles, and are commonly seen and referred to as the following:

One - Single Axle Group

Two - Tandem Axle Group

Three - Tri-Axle Group (Tridem)

Four - Quad Axle Group

Axle Groups

​Step Deck Trailer

Legal Axle Weights Tractor Trailer

Now that we can label the axle types and groups we can talk about axle weight.

Axle Weight - Refers to the legal allowable gross axle weight on any particular axle group and type.

Although the state's and province's axle weight limits can vary, we can discuss what is most common. A common five axle tractor trailer combination has the following axle weight limits.

gross 80,000 lbs  legal axle weight

Legal Axle Weight

12,000 + 34,000 + 34,000 = 80,000

When you add the axle group limits you get a total of 80,000 lbs, which is the standard max gross weight a tractor trailer can be without an overweight permit. This max gross weight is going to include everything:

Tractor

Trailer

Commodity

Fuel

Driver

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Tri-Axle Weight

12,000 + 28,000 + 40,000 = 80,000

Here is an example of the advantage gained by using a tri-axle trailer group. In this example image, the commodity is setting toward the back half of the trailer and so more of the commodity weight is on the trailer axles than on the drive axles. Because the trailer axle group is a tri-axle configuration it can carry more weight legally. It's important to point out that this example still does not exceed the gross weight limit of 80,000 lbs.

Van Trailer

​A van trailer has the same rules as open deck trailer equipment on axle weights, but because van trailers typically haul palletized goods the weight is generally evenly distributed over the trailer and gross weight does not exceed the 80,000 lbs limit.

​Overweight Hauling

​If the commodity hauled exceeds the axle group weight limit, then an overweight permit is required. A shipment would require an overweight permit even if only one axle group exceeds the axle group limit and the gross shipping weight does not exceed the 80,000 lbs.

Overweight Permit Load

12,000 + 30,000 + 38,000 = 80,000

​The gross limit in this example does not exceed 80,000 lbs, but the trailer tandem axles exceeds the 34,000 lbs gross weight limit. The driver could try and reposition the load to move more weight from the rear trailer axles to the drive axles. If that is not possible, the driver would be required to haul this ship​ment with an overweight permit.

Types of Trailers

Posted by Linda McCoy -McCoy & Associates LLC on October 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Types of Trailers

https://www.truckingagents.net/types-of-trailer

We work with a number of different types of trailers in the trucking industry and we included a list of some below. Each trailer type offers it's own specific use. In most cases, the trailers can vary in size, weight, axles, and in other ways making each trailer type varied more than what is shown here. Different trailer types require specific knowledge and understanding in order to dispatch the driver and equipment effectively.

A Note On Dimensions

* Dimensions are averages or what you are likely to see. Equipment can vary.

* Dimensions are listed in either Feet & Inches or Inches Only to match industry lingo.

* Legal commodity dimensions are provided where appropriate (platform trailers).

* Legal dimensions based on a max overall height of 13'6".

A Note On Accessories

* Accessorials can include equipment (hardware) and services.

* There are a broad range of accessories and this is not a complete list.

Van Trailer

Dimensions

Commodity Weight: 45,000 lbs

Outside Dimensions

Length: 53'

Width: 8'6"

Height: 13'6"

Inside Dimensions

Length: 52'7"

Width: 98"

Height: 110"

Description

A van trailer is the most common trailer type out there. It is primarily used to haul Freight All Kinds (FAK) of palletized goods. Typically loaded via a loading dock with a forklift, with most long haul trailers offering swing doors for easiest access to loading. Van freight is the easiest to dispatch for reasons such as:

• Fewer concerns about dimensions

• Commodities

• No tarping

• Loading and unloading is generally straight forward.

• More consistent rates

Accessories

• Air-Ride

• Straps

• Logistics Bars

• Curtain Side

• E-Track

 

• Load Bars

• Pads

• Hazmat

• Expedited / Team

• Less Than Truckload (LTL)

• Multiple Stops

Refrigerated Trailer

Dimensions

Commodity Weight: 44,000 lbs

Outside Dimensions

Length: 53'

Width: 8'6"

Height: 13'6"

Inside Dimensions

Length: 52'

Width: 98"

Height: 104"

Description

A refrigerated trailer is often called a "Refer Trailer" but would be more accurately defined as a temperature controlled trailer. The most distinguishing characteristic of a refer trailer as compared to a van trailer is the temperature control unit found on the front of the trailer. This unit will regulate the inside temperature of the trailer and keep it consistent to the commodity requirements. Because of the more specialized trailer a more experienced dispatcher is required. Rates are also higher for this more specialized trailer.

Flatbed Trailer

Dimensions

Commodity Weight: 48,000 lbs

Trailer Dimensions

Length: 48'

Width: 102" (8'6")

Deck Height: 5'

Commodity Legal Dimensions

Length: 48' some overhang

Width: 102" (8'6")

Height: 8'6"

Oversize Hauling is available

Description

A flatbed trailer is the most basic of open deck trailers or platform trailers. They offer a wide variety of hauling commodities, loading options, and accessorials. The biggest advantage is the ability to load from the side (forklift) or overhead (crane). A dispatcher needs to be well versed in all aspects of this trailer type to dispatch effectively. Rates can vary due to many factors.

Accessories

• Tarp

• Chains & Binders

• Straps

• Side Kit

• Coil Racks

• Headboard

• Blocking

• Pipe Stakes

• Hazmat

Stepdeck Trailer

Dimensions

Commodity Weight: 46,000 lbs

Trailer Dimensions

Deck Length: 53'

Primary Deck Length: 40'

Width: 102" (8'6")

Deck Height: 42" (3'6")

Commodity Legal Dimensions

Length: 40'

Width: 102" (8'6")

Height: 10'

Oversize Hauling is available

Description

A stepdeck, or dropdeck trailer, is a flatbed with a lower bottom primary deck. This lower deck allows to take higher commodity height items without having to order any over-height permits. The sacrifice is some hauling weight, but more likely available lower deck length. Historically, a stepdeck trailer was 48' long, but many fleets are going to the 53' trailer with 40' or more bottom decks. One advantage of this extra length is the ability to haul shipping containers. Otherwise, a stepdeck trailer is very familiar with a flatbed and they are often interchangeable on hauling many loads.

More Step Deck Detail

 

Accessories

• Tarp

• Chains & Binders

• Straps

• Coil Racks

• Levelers

• Hazmat

• Blocking

• Pipe Stakes

• Ramps

Double Drop Trailer

Dimensions

Commodity Weight: 42,000 lbs

Trailer Dimensions

Deck Length: 48'

Primary Deck Length: 29'

Width: 102" (8'6")

Deck Height: 18" (1'6")

Commodity Legal Dimensions

Length: 29' plus overhang

Width: 102" (8'6")

Height: 12'


Description

A double drop is an even more specialized platform trailer. Some double drops can take up to 12' high loads without the need of over-height permits. Most double drop trailers have an RGN, which is a removable gooseneck, which allows for both wheeled and tracked equipment to be driven onto the trailer under their own power. Many driver's of this specialized equipment are well versed in the hauling of oversize and overweight loads which can require permits and escorts.

Accessories

• Chains & Binders

• Straps

• Outriggers

• RGN

• Blocking

• Tarp

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