There are many different types of cargo trailers and knowing which one to use for your shipping needs can be the key to finding the right carriers and getting your goods to market. For grain, gravel and other loads containing tons of small particles, hopper bottom trailers are the standard. These trailers feature open topped containers which are covered with a heavy-duty rolling tarp during transportation and have hoppers underneath for easy unloading.
Where Can You Find Them?
Finding hopper bottom carriers can be easier than you think and there are even websites designed to connect you to transport companies for individual loads or ongoing contracts. For most farmers and manufacturers, it is more cost-effective to hire shipping companies to deliver your goods than it is to purchase your own truck and trailer, hire someone to drive the loads, pay for upkeep and cover expenses in the long-term.