Double Drop Trailers
A Double Drop Trailer is a specialized flatbed trailer generally used for oversize freight. It is a type of RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailer. These trailers can sometimes fall into the Heavy Haul Freight category. However, they are often used for Flatbed freight as well, since they have so much deck space to work with.
A lower deck height allows you to transport taller equipment or material because it has a “well”. The well allows freight like construction equipment, farm vehicles, and other things like this to sit in the middle. Front and back decks allow for other items to be loaded if needed.
Standard Specifications for Double Drop Trailers
DOUBLE DROP TRAILER LENGTH
Double Drop Trailers have 3 zones of length: the front deck, the “well”, and the rear deck. The front deck is usually 10′ long, the “well” is between 25′ – 30′, and the rear deck is usually 9′ long.
DOUBLE DROP TRAILER WIDTH
The width of the Double Drop Trailer follows the standard for Flatbed Trailers at 8’6″. If your shipment is wider then that, you’ll have to get a permit for it, in which some varying degree of overhang is allowed, depending on the permit type. For the most part, however, these requirements and restrictions are state-dependent, so check with our specialists on your load.
DOUBLE DROP SHIPMENT WEIGHT
The weight allowance for a Drop Deck is less than a Standard Flatbed Trailer, because of it being lower to the ground to allow for higher shipments, and cannot be more than 35,000 pounds.
DOUBLE DROP LEGAL SHIPMENT HEIGHT
The benefit of a Double Drop Trailer is the maximum height allows for most of the tallest Flatbed freight you’ll come across at a maximum tolerance level of 11’6″