Dry Van Trailers
Dry van trailers are the most requested type of delivery truck on the market. They carry goods from businesses to locations around the country, where they can then be distributed to businesses and consumers.
Dry vans carry products that aren’t temperature sensitive, such as paper products, clothing, and canned goods.
Like many dry van trucking companies, Dick Lavy Trucking carries a wide range of dry vans to fit even the most unique shipping needs. These trailers are loaded through their rear doors, with access to allow items like forklifts to slide items in as necessary.
There are variations that allow for different loading and unloading methods, but a general dry van is the most popular.
Also known as box trailers, dry vans are prized for their versatility. Although they aren’t designed to transport items that must be kept chilled, dry van trailers do offer protection against elements like rain, sleet, and snow.
Because they are so common, many freight companies find that dry vans are the best way to transport freight, since loading docks are designed to accommodate trucks of that size and shape.
Dry van freight can be secured in place with rails or tracks, placed inside specifically to keep items safer during transport. The size of a dry van can vary, but most can legally hold up to 45,000 pounds. Freight carriers must constantly consider this when managing shipments.
This type of truck is unable to carry liquid shipments unless they are securely packaged for shipment, but bottled water, for example, can be handled by dry vans since it is pre-packaged in plastic bottles.
You have responsibilities when packaging items for shipment via dry van freight loads, and storing items on pallets and shrink wrapping them can provide an extra element of protection when products are being loaded and unloaded. Padding and shipping blankets can help keep items safe while on the truck.
This is especially important when transporting delicate items like electronics in a dry van. While freight carriers will do their best to protect items from damage during shipment, internal contents can experience bumps and shocks throughout the trip, making them susceptible to damage.
We have a full-line of dry van trailers available to move goods for businesses across our service area. Our attention to customer service and experienced drivers will ensure your items get to their locations in a timely manner – and in great condition.