freight (van, box) trailer

(road transportation) A box-like truck trailer designed to carry virtually any kind of boxed, crated, or palletized freight. Freight trailers are also called dry vans or simply “boxes.” Shorter trailers are used for local deliveries or in tandem “truck trains.” The standard axle/wheel configuration is 2-axle/8-wheel. For heavier loads, 3-axle/12-wheel or 4-axle/16-wheel configurations are available. Freight trailers feature rear swing doors or roll-up doors and one or two side doors.

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