Standard Freight Trailer/Container Dimensions         go back..        
 
 

The equipment specifications shown below represent those most commonly found in the trucking freight industry today. Maximum lading weights are subject to federal and individual state highway laws and will vary according to the specifications of the tractor and loading pattern of the freight.

Standard dock height is 48 inches from the ground. The height of a trailer floor will vary depending on vehicle size and manufacturer.

       
  dry van trailer        
 

Standard Dry Van Trailer Dimensions (inches/lbs.)

Overall Door Opening Inside Useable Cubic Maximum
Length Width Height Width Height Width Height Length Capacity Payload
48' 102 110 98 107 98.5 108 572.0 3520.0 45,000 lbs.
53' 102 110 98 107 98.5 108 630.0 3509.0 45,000 lbs.

       
  shipping container        
 

Standard Steel Ocean Container Dimensions (inches/lbs.)

Overall Door Opening Inside Useable Cubic Maximum
Length Width Height Width Height Width Height Length Capacity Payload
20' 96 102 91.7 89.6 92.5 93.5 232.0 1170.0 48,060 lbs.
40' 96 102 91.7 89.6 92.5 93.5 474.0 2391.0 58,820 lbs.

       
  shipping container high cube        
 

Standard Steel High Cube Ocean Container Dimensions (inches/lbs.)

Overall Door Opening Inside Useable Cubic Maximum
Length Width Height Width Height Width Height Length Capacity Payload
20' 96 114.5 92.1 101.7 92.5 106.1 232.0 1319.0 46,528 lbs.
40' 96 114.5 92.1 101.7 92.5 106.1 474.0 2700.0 62,350 lbs.
45' 96 114.5 92.1 101.7 92.5 106.1 534.5 3055.0 62,589 lbs.
48' 96 114.5 92.1 101.7 92.5 106.1 572.1 3489.0 56,350 lbs.
53' 96 114.5 98.1 101.7 98.5 106.1 629.7 3835.0 55,140 lbs.

       
  flatbed trailer        
 

Standard Flatbed Trailer Dimensions (inches/lbs.)

Overall Maximum
Length Width Payload
45'-48' 102 55,000 lbs.

       
  gooseneck trailer        
 

Standard Drop Deck/Gooseneck Trailer Dimensions (inches/lbs.)

Overall Maximum
Length Width Payload
48' 102 66,000 lbs.

       
  tanker trailer        
 

Standard Tanker Trailer Dimensions (inches/gallons)

Overall   Maximum
Length Width Height Bulkheads Payload
28-53' 96-102 12'-13.6' 1-7 3000-9500 gallons

       
 

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