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Types of Hotshot Trailers

Flatbed Trailers

The most common type, offering flexibility in loading and unloading goods. Sizes range typically from 20 to 40 feet in length.

Gooseneck Trailers

Known for their stability and ability to haul heavier loads, these connect to a hitch in the bed of a pickup truck, offering better maneuverability and weight distribution. Lengths can vary from 25 to 40 feet or more, with some models extending to accommodate larger loads.

Dovetail Trailers

These have a sloped rear end, allowing vehicles or equipment to be driven onto the trailer, making them ideal for transporting cars, tractors, or heavy machinery.

Deckover Trailers

The bed of the trailer extends over the wheels to provide a flat surface that’s wider than standard trailers, useful for carrying wider loads.

Specifications for Hotshot Trailers


Typically ranges from 20 to 40 feet, with some gooseneck trailers extending longer.


Standard width is about 102 inches, but can vary depending on the type and design of the trailer.


Ranges from 7,000 to over 24,000 pounds (GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), depending on the trailer’s construction and axle configuration.


Single, tandem, or triple axle configurations are available to support different load capacities and types. Tandem and triple axles distribute the load’s weight more evenly and can handle heavier loads.