[Video] What is a Step-Deck Trailer?

In the world of trucking and transportation, step-deck semi-trailers play a crucial role in efficiently moving oversize and heavy loads.

Also known as drop-deck trailers or lowboy trailers, these specialized trailers are designed with a unique two-level deck configuration.

The upper deck is shorter, allowing for easy loading and unloading of cargo, while the lower deck extends towards the rear of the trailer to accommodate longer and taller goods.

Step-deck trailers are commonly used to transport machinery, construction equipment and other large items that cannot fit into standard trailers due to their dimensions. With their versatile design and increased height clearance, these trailers provide a safe and reliable solution for hauling oversized freight across long distances.

Whether it's delivering heavy machinery to a construction site or transporting wind turbine components, step-deck trailers are an essential asset in transportation. Learn more in the video above.

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