Trailer Floors From the Bottom Up

By Team Writer / January 3, 2019

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when faced with the flooring of commercial trailer. Some of the obvious ones are the weight of the load and how long and often you plan to carry such loads in your trailer; but others might be more “out of sight, out of mind” topics such as the affects of weather on the underside of the flooring. When taking all theses things in mind, it is always better to spend money to get a good floor than to spend more money continually redoing the floor of your trailer.

Key Takeaways:

  • As fleets are encountering the problem of shortages of trailer technicians to resolve the problems of trailers after they are bought, trailers would stop being viewed as commodities.
  • When deciding on how long a trailer would last with you, you need to pay attention to the flooring spec.
  • When planning for floor specs, you have to consider the loads the trailer will be bearing in the future because that is very important for durable flooring.

“John Carr, vice president of sales and marketing at Havco Wood Products, says if you have to spend a lot of money and labor to uprate the trailer prior to selling it, you probably should have spent a little more up front for a more durable floor.”

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