The Car Hauler
One of the simplest ways to safely transport cars is with car haulers. Also sometimes called car carriers, these large vehicles are often able to safely transport multiple vehicles at one time, making them perfect for those who transport many vehicles either because they often sell them en masse or to those who often buy cars and only use them occasionally. This form of hauling is also perfect for those in the military who often find themselves stationed far from their home towns, and even from their families. Military transport services are also perfect for those in law enforcement agencies, who often have to transport high-end and valuable evidence from one court to the next. Whatever the reason, there are numerous reasons why anyone would need to rent a car hauler.
First, let’s take a look at exactly what kind of job a car hauler does. In short, the job usually consists of loading up a large truck (usually a big truck, but not necessarily) and driving the loaded truck to where it’s needed. The hauling cars can range from cars, to tractors, to refrigerators. Some of the vehicles may even be trucks that just carry parts; however, most car haulers are equipped with a special semi-trailer that is hooked to the back of the truck for transporting vehicles.
The semi-trailer is attached to the back of the truck via ratchet straps and road side chains, so that it can easily be rolled onto the back of the truck. Once the trailer is on the truck, the semi-trailer is then connected to the bow pin located on the back of the truck. The chain, which is usually located near the tailgate, connects the semi-trailer to the truck, and the straps go around the tires of the truck, securing the trailer to the bed. These types of trucking services are excellent for moving small loads, or goods that only need to be carried a short distance. But as I said, the trucking industry is much bigger than just small loads!
If you want to get paid to haul stuff, one of the easiest ways is to work for a moving company, where you would be paid to load or unload cargo. You can choose between doing just short distance moves (such as loading grocery store goods in a store in the morning, then driving it back to the truck depot in the evening), or longer moves (such as moving a house across the city or across the country). If you want to get paid to haul stuff, especially if you like to do long distance moves, it’s important to know the basic trucking industry. There are many aspects of moving, from loading and unloading cargo, to providing maintenance on the vehicle to the setting up of the loading and unloading area, etc.
There are also many subtypes of car haulers: flatbeds, box trucks, semi-truck trailers (sometimes called chassis-driven trailers), enclosed car trailers (also sometimes called box vans), and open box truck trailers (sometimes called box picces). Some are specialized types, such as large box haulers or powerboats. It’s also possible to specialize in just hauling certain types of cars, such as coupe haulers, or just specific types of cars, such as sports utility vehicles. For example, there are sports utility vehicle manufacturers who make car haulers that will haul golf carts and hot rods.
There are many different types of open car carriers, some of which include semi-trucks (with two or more passenger cars), four-wheel drive utility trailers, high-end four-wheel drive travel trailers, and box trucks. The most common type of open car carrier is a low-boy or mini truck, which has one or two cabins and can usually accommodate up to nine cars. Other types of open car carriers are boxy types with one or two-door cabins, sport utility trailers with one or two-door cabins, and enclosed utility trailers with two-door cabins. There are also enclosed car carriers for sporting and special events, with two-door enclosed trailers that can carry up to thirteen cars. However, the most common types of open car carriers are the boxy types, which can accommodate up to nine cars, and the sport utility trailers, with two-door enclosed trailers that can carry up to thirteen cars.
Some car haulers have “special” features, such as loading ramps that extend from the front of the trailer to the back so that drivers can load vehicles side-by-side. Other specialty features include snow plowing equipment, and emergency lights and horns. Other accessories available for car haulers include rear cargo doors (to allow cargo to be loaded from the back of the trailer), a hydraulic lift that makes loading and unloading easier, tow bars for lifting larger vehicles, a winch that allows the driver to raise or lower the trailer using a hand crank, and crush zone air compressors that improve gas mileage. However, the most important accessory for any car hauler is the driver’s safety gear: crash helmets, gloves, boots, and safety glasses, and seat belts.
Because of the dangers involved in car haulers, it is important that drivers wear the proper clothing and safety equipment while driving. To provide more protection against objects and flying debris, drivers should wear such items as roll cages and crash pads. To protect their bodies from soft impacts, drivers should wear seat belts. All these pieces of safety equipment and personal protective equipment help to ensure safe, accident-free driving.