Skeleton Semi Trailers

Skeleton Semi Trailers
Skeleton Semi Trailers

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What is a skeleton semi-trailer?

Skeleton semi-trailer also known as a container trailer, is a type of trailer that is primarily used to transport shipping containers. A "skeleton" trailer is so named because it has a skeletal structure consisting of a flatbed and a series of cross members that support the container. This design provides an open framework for easy container loading and unloading, making it a popular choice in the shipping and logistics industry.

The skeleton semi-trailer is intended to transport containers of various sizes and types, including 20 feet, 40 feet, and 45 feet containers. The flatbed design of the trailer provides a stable platform for the container to rest on, while the cross members ensure that the weight of the container is evenly distributed across the trailer.

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Structure of the skeleton semi-trailer

  • Skeletal semi-trailers will typically have four to twelve container twist locks so that the driver can load a range of different Containers (e.g. 2x 20 feet or 1x 40 feet).
  • Semi-axles can be specified with two, three and four axles using single or dual wheels and disc or drum brakes. A self-grooving rear axle will be mounted on the quad trailer (four axles) to reduce tire wear.
  • The skeletal trailer is also available with axle sets at the front and rear and a dolly to drive. For specialized applications, they may have a sliding platform to help with weight distribution, may have hydraulic suspension with vehicle height adjustment, and may even be in a stepped or cantilever configuration.

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Difference between the skeletal trailer and flatbed trailer 

Skeletal trailers and flatbed trailers are two distinct types of trailers used in the transportation industry. While they share some similarities, there are also significant differences between the two.

A flatbed trailer is a type of trailer that has an open, flat platform with no sides or roof. It is commonly used to transport large, heavy, or oversized loads that cannot be easily transported on a regular truck. The platform is typically made of steel and is supported by a series of beams or cross members that run underneath the trailer. Flatbed trailers are versatile and can be loaded and unloaded from any direction, making them a popular choice for a variety of applications.

On the other hand, a skeletal trailer is a type of trailer that is designed to carry shipping containers. It consists of a flatbed platform with a series of twist locks that securely attach to the container corners. The skeletal trailer is also supported by a series of beams or cross members, but the main purpose of the trailer is to provide a secure base for the container.

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Benefits of skeleton semi-trailers

There are several advantages to using a skeleton semi-trailer to transport shipping containers:

  • Versatility: The skeleton semi-trailer is designed to transport various sizes and types of shipping containers, making it a versatile option for transporting different kinds of cargo.
  • Cost-effective: Because it requires less material to construct than other types of trailers, the skeleton semi-trailer is a cost-effective option for transporting shipping containers.
  • Simple Loading and Unloading: The open framework of the skeleton semi-trailer allows for simple loading and unloading of shipping containers. This feature can save time and money during the loading and unloading process.
  • Increased Payload: Because the skeleton semi-trailer is designed to carry heavy loads, it is an excellent choice for transporting larger containers. This feature can save money on transportation by allowing larger loads to be transported in fewer trips.
  • Increased Stability: The skeleton semi-flatbed trailer's design provides a stable platform for the container to rest on, while the cross members ensure that the container's weight is evenly distributed across the trailer. This feature improves transportation stability, lowering the risk of accidents or cargo damage.

Overall, the skeleton semi-trailer is a versatile, cost-effective, and efficient option for shipping container transportation. Its open framework, locking mechanism, and safety features make it a dependable choice for road cargo transport.\

Advantages of Tân Thanh Container's skeleton semi-trailer

  • Superior design: Tân Thanh Container's skeleton semi-trailer owns 2 main beams cast of steel SM490YA / Q345B with a solid structure, helping to have a very high load capacity.
  • Genuine FUWA suspension and kickstand have a 2-speed manual control mode, helping the skeletal semi-trailer run stably, grip the road and increase the durability of the vehicle over time.
  • The brake system is equipped with 2 Sealco toads: making the semi-trailer brake faster and much more durable than Wabco - China toads on the market today. Sealco is rated as the leading prestige in the market in Vietnam and the world today.
  • Genuine Casumina tires: help the skeletal semi-trailer have a high load and less wear.
  • Ultra-durable electrostatic coating: The chassis uses electrostatic painting technology through the process of spraying, primer, coating, and steaming to increase the life of the vehicle.

Tân Thanh Container is one of the pioneer enterprises in the field of designing and manufacturing semi-trailers. "Quality products - Professional service" is the core factor that helps us gain the trust and cooperation of customers.

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How to Order a Skeleton Semi-Trailer from Tân Thanh Container in Vietnam

Tân Thanh Container provides global shipping service to countries such as Canada, the US, Australia, and various Asian countries, you can trust that you'll receive quality equipment no matter where you are.

Follow this guide to make the process as smooth as possible: 

Step 1: Determine Your Needs

Before ordering your skeletal semi-trailer, you need to know what your specific transportation needs are. What type of cargo will you be carrying? What is the weight and size of your shipment? This information will help you determine the trailer specifications you need including axles and the suspension type. Especially, ensuring flowing transportation regulations in your country or region. 

Step 2: Select the Appropriate Skeletal Semi-Trailer Type

Tân Thanh Container provides skeletal semi-trailers to meet a variety of transportation requirements. Our standard skeletal semi-trailer is suitable for cargo transportation, especially reefer containers. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in selecting the best Skeletal Semi-Trailer type for your cargo transportation needs.It is critical to follow transportation regulations in your country or region to ensure safe and smooth transportation.

Step 3: Get a Quote

After you've chosen your trailer specifications, it's time to get a quote from Tân Thanh Container. You can do this by contacting our sales team via email or phone. We will ask for your trailer specifications, as well as your shipping information, to provide you with a detailed quote.

Step 4: Negotiate and Complete the Agreement

After receiving the quote from Tân Thanh Container, you can negotiate the price and terms of the transaction and finalize the transaction.

Step 5: Make global shipping arrangements.

Once the transaction is completed, Tân Thanh Container can assist you in arranging global shipping, such as to Canada, Australia, or the United States.

Tân Thanh Container is proud to be a supplier of prestige and quality semi-trailers

Tân Thanh Container (Tân Thanh Mechanical Trading Corporation) is a leading global manufacturer of semi-trailers and container chassis in Vietnam, with over 27 years of experience in the industry. We offer a wide range of high-quality semi-trailers, such as Gooseneck semi-trailers, Side-Loader Semi Trailers,  Flatbed Semi-trailers, Tanker Semi-Trailers, and shipping container trailers, with the ability to customize size and weight according to your specific needs.

Our products are popular in markets around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Cambodia, and Myanmar. At Tân Thanh Container, we offer flexible pricing, high-quality products, and quick support. Our transportation-added services, global warranty service, and global shipping options ensure our customers receive the best possible experience when working with us.

For more information about our products or to request a custom quote, please contact us at or through our quick support line at (+7 GMT - 8:00 to 17:30): +84 968 039 939. Visit our website at to learn more about our products and services. Contact us now for your semi-trailer needs.

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