In this detailed guide, we introduce you to a variety of truck types used in road freight transport, their specific characteristics and applications in the logistics industry. At Alianza Logistics, we understand the importance of knowing these vehicles to optimise your transport operations and choose the right one for your loads and journeys. Here are some of the most commonly used trucks for road transport:

  • Box Truck:

Description: Box trucks are cargo vehicles with an enclosed, rectangular compartment at the rear. Their structure is designed to protect the cargo from inclement weather and theft.
Main Uses: They are ideal for transporting goods that require protection from rain, sun or wind, such as electronics, furniture, non-perishable foodstuffs, and other dry goods.

  • Tarpaulin Truck:

Description: Tarpaulin trucks have a cargo compartment covered by a heavy-duty tarpaulin that can be rolled up or unfolded. This allows for easier and more versatile loading and unloading.
Main Uses: They are common in the transportation of bulk goods, such as agricultural products, textiles, manufactured goods and other goods that do not require total protection from the weather.

  • Refrigerated Truck:

Description: These trucks have refrigeration or freezing systems to keep cargo at controlled temperatures. They have an airtight compartment to prevent the outside temperature from affecting the goods.
Main Uses: They are essential for transporting perishable foodstuffs such as meat, fish, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, as well as pharmaceutical products that require specific temperature conditions.

  • Duo-Trailer:

Description: Duo-trailers are long trucks consisting of two trailers or semi-trailers connected to a single tractor. This configuration allows a greater amount of cargo to be transported and weight to be distributed more efficiently.
Main Uses: They are used to transport bulky but moderate-weight loads, such as packaged goods, furniture, electronics and other goods that do not exceed axle weight restrictions on highways.

Understanding these options is essential to optimising logistics operations and selecting the most suitable truck for specific loads and routes.

From the versatile box truck, which is ideal for protecting goods from inclement weather, to the curtainsider truck, which facilitates the loading and unloading of bulk goods, to the refrigerated truck, crucial for keeping perishable goods in optimal conditions, to the efficient duo-trailer, designed to transport large volumes of cargo. Each type of truck plays a vital role in the world of freight transport and offers solutions tailored to a variety of needs.

At Alianza Logistics, we recognise the importance of this diversity of options and are committed to helping you make informed decisions about the use of these trucks in your logistics operations. Whether you need to protect your cargo from inclement weather, transport perishable goods or maximise load capacity, having the right knowledge about these trucks will enable you to make your deliveries efficiently and successfully.

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