A lowboy trailer, which some people also call a float or low loader, is a trailer that has two height drops along the trailer’s length. One of the drops is before the rear wheels, while another drop is behind the front of the trailer. A lowboy can carry a load as high as 12 feet tall, which is more than a conventional trailer allows. Lowboy trailers can be used to haul large pieces of construction equipment that would not typically clear the bridges on the highways. You can haul 10 to 100 tons of cargo on one of these. When you are working with lowboy trucking companies, there are certain safety considerations you should keep in mind.
When you have one of these trailers, securing the load is one of the most important steps. If a driver does not completely center the load and keep it there, it might shift a bit and unbalance the entire rig.