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Mission Statement

Expressway is committed to providing an outstanding customer experience, to be a great place to work, and a thoughtful steward in our community. At Expressway we drive growth and customer satisfaction with our World-Class transportation services. We will passionately promote ethics and professionalism within our industry while enhancing our own competitive advantage.

Vision Statement

Being a leader in the multi-modal transportation industry by focusing on customers, our people, innovation and communication in logistical transportation solutions.

TIA Certified Freight Transportation Company

TIA Certified Freight Transportation Company

Member of Los Angeles Transportation Group

Brea Chamber of Commerce 2013 Certified Freight Transportation Company

Brea Centennial Certified Freight Transportation Company

Trailer Selector Guide for Hauling Freight

Choosing the right trailer for hauling freight is not an easy task. There are many types of trucks and trailers to choose from and, without guidance, you may make a mistake. With our handy guide, you can learn about all of the different types of trucks available, so that you can make the right choice.

Trailer Selector Guide for Hauling Freight

Choosing the right trailer for hauling freight can make a difference when it comes to coordinating legal, safe, and efficient transportation of goods. While there are many factors to consider, your decision should ultimately be based on the weight of your freight, the dimensions, and the type of goods that you are transporting. The following information is intended to give you a general idea about how to choose the right trailer when hauling freight. To learn more about hauling freight and for help selecting the best trailer to meet your needs, call us at (800) 822-4196. You can also request freight rates by contacting us online.

Van & Trailer Dimensions for Hauling Freight

Container Dimensions for Hauling Freight

Types of Trailers & Services Available for Hauling Freight

No matter what type of cargo you need to transport, Expressway Transportation can help. Hauling freight is our specialty, and with a little help from us, you can choose the right mode of transport every time.

Here is a look at some of the types of trailers that we can provide:

Freight Hauling Trailer Selector Guide
  • Van Trailers: These kinds of trailers are most commonly used for transporting goods across the country. They are large containers that can hold plenty of cargo and come in a variety of sizes. They are ideal for hauling freight that consists of packaged goods or weather-sensitive equipment, because they are fully sheltered and enclosed.
  • Flatbed Trailers: Flatbeds are best suited for hauling freight that is long, oddly-shaped or heavy, and that is not sensitive to weather conditions. There are several types of flatbeds such as dropdecks, double dropdecks, and stepdecks. At Expressway, we can give you access to flatbeds ranging in length from 12 feet to 48 feet, depending on your needs.
  • Rail/Air/Ocean Containers: We can also supply specialty containers that are meant for hauling freight by rail, air, or sea. These containers are reinforced to can handle rough trips. When you need to cover longer distances or ship overseas to Hawaii, Alaska, or any international destination, air and ocean containers are essential.

Hauling Freight and Understanding Which Trailer Is Best for You

With so many types of trailers to choose from, selecting the best one for hauling freight seems daunting. However, selecting the appropriate trailer is important as it can improve the safety of your freight, timeliness of your delivery, and the convenience of the journey. Here is a quick overview of the weight and dimensions that several of the most common types of trailers can handle:

24’ ft. Van Straight Truck
10,000 lbs. Max
Inside Length = 23.3 feet
Inside Width = 96”
Inside Height = 96”

28’ ft. Pup Van Trailer
24,000 lbs. Max
Inside Length = 27.3 feet
Inside Width = 96”
Inside Height = 110”
Note: Door opening is either 96” in height for a roll up
door or 108” with a swing door.

53’ ft. Van Trailer:
44,000 lbs. Max
Length = 52.5 feet
Width = 8 feet
Height = 9 feet

48’ Flatbed Trailer:
48,000 lbs.
Length = 48 feet
Width = 8 ½ feet
Height = 8 ½ feet

Step-deck Trailer:
48,000 lbs
Main Deck Length = 37 feet
Main Deck Width = 8.5 feet
Main Deck Height = 8.5 feet

Front Deck Length = 11 feet
Front Deck Width = 8.5 feet
Front Deck Height = 8.5 feet

Double Drop-deck Trailer:
45,000 lbs
Main Deck Length = 29 feet
Main Deck Width = 8.5 feet
Main Deck Height = 11.5 feet

Front Deck Length = 10 feet
Front Deck Width = 8.5 feet
Front Deck Height = 8.5 feet

Rear Deck Length = 9 feet
Rear Deck Width = 8.5 feet
Rear Deck Height = 10 feet

Choose Us for Hauling Freight of All Types

If you would like more help determining what type of truck or trailer is best for your freight hauling needs, contact us directly at (800) 822-4196. You can also contact us online, and we can answer any question that you may have about hauling freight.

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