A dry van is any truck trailer that is enclosed and protected from the elements—think of your typical semi-truck or 'box' truck with a door on the back. Although the cargo is protected from rain, it is not temperature-controlled.
A refrigerated trailer is meant to maintain the temperature during the transport of perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.
Generally, a flatbed is used to load freights on its tip, sides, and rear. ... This kind of trailer has the capability to carry a maximum legal freight dimension and weight
A step deck trailer is also known as a drop deck trailer. These are simply flatbed trailers with a top and bottom deck . Step deck trailers are designed to haul freight that cannot be transported on a standard flatbed, because of height restrictions along the transport route.
An FTL (full truckload) is a type of trucking in which an entire truckload (usually 53' long trailer) is reserved for the transportation of the cargo. FTL service is used for shipments that can fill up an entire truck.
Less than load (LTL) freight is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel.
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