Deciding your truck and trailer combination can be tough for beginning car haulers. Should you choose a tractor and double-decker trailer? Do you get a Ford F450 and a wedge? These questions require a lot of thought. For the first time hauler, it is hard to make a decision.
Decide what trailer size to buy
Best trailers for different kinds of car hauling
- New cars are a high volume market and require larger trailers manned by experienced haulers.
- The exotic car hauling market prefers enclosed trailers for extra protection.
- Personal Vehicles shipping requires residential delivery so smaller trailers (attached to trucks instead of tractors) are more commonly used.
- Tractors have fifth wheel steering and air brakes and thus can only be driven by CDL licensed commercial drivers.
- Airport vehicle moves are some of the highest volume section of the industry, which requires large trailers (7-11 car haulers.)
- Inoperable cars usually require forklifts to be moved, and can not be easily put on large double decker trailers.
Source: Super Dispatch