Have you ever wondered what could be inside a truck?
A question we get asked a lot is – what’s being carried inside the trailer? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?
Firstly, it will depend on the type of trailer, we work with three types; curtain sided. hard sided and refrigerated trailers.
Let’s look at curtain sided trailers. These are some of the most versatile trailers used by the haulage industry and as a result and carry the biggest range of objects. Curtain sided trailers can not only be loaded from the rear but the side as well meaning in pretty much any situation the can be unloaded and reloaded with ease.
Generally, they’ll carry palletised goods (for ease of transfer) but strictly speaking the only objects they can’t carry are; liquids, refrigerated or frozen products or large, bulky objects.
Next, let’s have a look at hard sided trailers. Again, quite a versatile trailer, however these can only be loaded and unloaded from the rear. Therefore, best for movements of palletised stock (Often high value stock) between warehouses, hubs and stores. Unless the trailer has a tail lift you’ll need a bay to unload.
Lastly, the specialised workhorse that is a refrigerated trailer. It is temperature controlled and has the important job of transporting sensitive stock at specific temperatures. Did you know most refrigerated trailers can hold frozen and refrigerated stock at the same time thanks to a nifty door than can be used to divide the different temperature areas.
While this trailer can hold the same stock as a hard-sided trailer, due to its specialised nature and the time it takes for the inside to warm up it’s normally only used for the stock that depends on that ability. As before you’ll need a bay or tail lift in order to unload.
Have you got any unusual load stories let us know?