This is the most common trucking type for new drivers, and usually refers
to a 53-foot trailer that hauls dry or non-perishable goods. These jobs are generally more available and easier to get.
These specialized trailers have an air conditioner at the front of the trailer
and haul goods that must be kept at specific temperatures. The driver is expected to maintain and monitor temperature settings.
This refers to a flat trailer that can haul anything from airplanes to
scaffolding–basically anything that won’t fit inside a standard trailer. The driver is expected to pay close attention to securing and the safety of the load.
Container haulers transport metal containers commonly used for
imported goods that can also be transported on train cars. Drivers usually pick up their containers from ports or terminals and distribute to other ports or terminals.
Auto haulers pull specialized trailers designed to haul all types of vehicles.
Similar to bull haulers, auto haulers have additional responsibility and training.