Cost-effective, dependable, and flexible, our dry van shipping service provides the best freight transportation solutions for your full truckloads.Get a freight Quote
Cowtown Express’s domestic dry van transportation solutions conveniently protect cargo from damaging weather conditions and theft. Designed to carry palletized, boxed, or loose freight, dry van freight transportation offers versatility and safety during short and long hauls for many industries.
As a preeminent dry van trucking company, we maintain an extensive network of carriers to provide the capacity and flexibility required to ship your dry van commodities. Whether you are transporting a single truckload or require a dry van freight broker to handle your logistics chain, our experts are dedicated to optimizing your supply chain. We ship direct to all 48 contiguous states, including Canada, on budget and on time.
Our extensive dry van freight services overcome common logistical challenges. At Cowtown Express, we’ll develop a logistics plan that suits your shipping needs. We coordinate every dry van load with trusted, vetted carriers who adhere to industry-standard protocols. Maximizing loads and improving efficiency safely and securely remains our priority. Our services include:
Comprehensive insurance for high-value loads
GPS tracking & real-time location updates
Vetted carriers equipped with E-Track straps and load bars
Experienced drivers with TWIC cards
Multi-stop full truckload solutions
Drop trailer shipping
Fast-acting team service for expedited transport of time-critical and peak demand freight
Hazmat shipping for safe solutions when you need to ship hazardous materials, including chemicals
Pallet jack services
Hand unload down stack freight
High-value cargo protection services
Dry vans work exceptionally well for transporting packaged consumer goods, electronics, furniture, parts, and machinery. They are designed to transport loose, boxed, or palletized freight. While they’re not temperature-controlled, they do protect shipments from the outside elements and can be locked, reducing theft.
Cowtown Express’s dry vans are regularly serviced and undergo stringent inspections to ensure they follow road safety standards. Our premium fleet has 53’ Air Ride Trailers, 28’ Dry Van Trailers, and Straight Trucks. All are capable of accommodating different types of goods, but their sizes differ.
These trailers’ air suspension provides a smoother ride. Both our standard and roll bed options transport up to 45,000 pounds. Their dimensions are: 53’ x 8’ 6” x 8’ 6” (length, width, height).
Measuring 28’ x 8’ x 9’ (length, width, height), these trailers can carry 22,500 pounds and 14 standard pallet positions. They are ideal for transporting smaller cargo van loads.
Also called box trucks, these often have a liftgate and are frequently used for city deliveries. Although they’re available in different sizes, the most common is 24’ x 8’ x 8’6” (length, width, height).
Our dry van carriers transport a variety of robust and fragile merchandise for many industries from pharmaceutical to retail, construction, agriculture, and more. Some of the goods we transport include:
Machine Tool Goods
Easily Movable Machinery
Working in the logistics arena for decades has consolidated our unparalleled customer service and expertise. We handle every one of our clients’ shipments with the utmost care.
Guaranteed capacity at competitive rates to accommodate seasonal surges
Cutting edge technology for full visibility and accurate reporting
End-to-end logistic management of all dry van shipments to streamline supply chains
Cross-border transportation to Canada
Incomparable customer service and contract carrier support
Cowtown Express offers flexible dry van trucking services to accommodate your shipping needs nationwide. Partner with us for guaranteed capacity, competitive rates, and excellent service every haul.Request a quote
A standard dry van can be loaded up to 44,000 to 45,000 pounds. If your palettes are standard-sized (48’ x 40’ x 48), you can fit 26 non-stackable or 52 stackable. Unlike other vans, a dry van cannot accommodate oversized freight as it is enclosed.
Double trailers each 40 to 53 feet long are legal in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Montana, Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, and Utah. They are also legal in Indiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York, but only toll roads.
Yes, our multi-stop option allows for multiple deliveries. The more stops included the longer haul time. Even though we always strive to deliver freight as fast as possible, multi-stops do slow the process ever so slightly, which is important to bear in mind when dealing with urgent deadlines.
The cost of dry van transportation depends on the size of the consignment, i.e., how many vans you need and the distance traveled. It’s best to contact us with your requirements so that we can provide you with an accurate quote.