Open trailers are the most popular choice for long distance transportation. Special transport consists of large bulky equipment that often needs to be hauled across country borders. Open trailers are an optimal choice for carrying this equipment, as they tend to accommodate these oversized transports easily. These are the reasons open trailers are the most popular choice when it comes to carrying special transport.
Load the Trailer
Special transport is usually a single piece of machinery that cannot be dismantled into smaller parts. This makes them difficult to load in closed trailers. However, open trailers does not have walls that enclose the cargo and limit its capacity. The equipment in question may be heavy duty construction equipment or agriculture equipment. Such equipment cannot be easily fitted into enclosed trailers. Loading and unloading this equipment from closed trailers wastes a lot of time and energy.
Speed of Delivery
Another advantage of open trailers is that they can carry equipment much faster than their alternatives. However, keep in mind that they sacrifice safety in exchange for speed. Open trailers have the general disadvantage that they cannot protect cargo from harsh weather conditions. Thus, they are usually omitted for the transportation of precious goods. Special transport is built for toughness and can be transported using open trailers.
Price of Trailers
It goes without saying that cost, is the most important thing to consider before making any purchase. Open trailers are much cheaper than their enclosed counterparts. Considering that special transport goods are generally more difficult to manage this is a great advantage. This is the major reason why they are the most popular choice for carrying durable cargo.
Some kinds of cargo are just too big and cannot be handled properly, by anything less than an open trailer. These kinds of cargo include heavy duty equipment, aircraft parts, and shipping equipment. This cargo is too bulky for enclosed trailers. Only open trailers can accommodate such cargo.
When not to go for Open Trailers
Open trailers are great but not always. This is when you should consider going for an enclosed trailer.
Carrying automobiles that need to be handled gently.
Carrying delicate equipment over long distance.
Carrying perishable goods such as meats and other food items.
Carrying goods that cannot withstand harsh weather conditions.
Fuel economy and size of the cargo are important factors to consider before choosing an open trailer. Heavy Duty Direct offers a large market of dealers for used and new open trailers. If you don’t think open trailers are the right fit for your cargo check out enclosed cargo trailers instead.