Moving a lot of raw lumber will likely require the use of a stretch trailer; moving liquids or items that require refrigeration will require a tank trailer. In cases like these, regular trailers simply won’t do. That’s why Oregon and Washington region customers trust us at NessCampbell to help select the right set of stretch trailers and tank trailers for their heavy hauls. 

Stretch trailers: when the long hauls are physically long

Stretch trailers are similar to other removable gooseneck and double drop trailers (and there are stretch versions of both such trailers). However, there is one major difference: stretch trailers can adjust to the size of the cargo by adapting in length.

Unlike the average trailer, which is 53 feet in length, a stretch trailer can adjust to a full 81’– a full 30 feet more. This makes it the ideal choice for cargo which is rather long, such as large lumber hauls, long steel, windmills and train tracks. 

Tank trailers: when you can’t just stack it on a flatbed

Tank trailers are commonly used for fuel transportbut they’re also useful for transporting water or any other liquid, as well as foods and items that require refrigeration. 

One consideration is that a tank trailer has to be the right kind of trailer for the job: if one is transporting food or potable water, is the tank trailer itself a food grade trailer? These and other considerations should take place before a trailer is ever loaded. That’s why it’s important to talk to experienced haulers who will be able to answer your questions.

Which is best for your next haul?

Given their very specific uses, stretch trailers and tank trailers are not for every heavy haul. Each has its own unique and non-overlapping strength over the other, but the key is making sure that the right trailer is used to keep your cargo intact and moved efficiently. 

We are available to answer questions about our stretch trailers and tank trailers and other unique trailers. To find out which is the right kind of trailer for your next haul, contact NessCampbell today.