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Vehicle - Trailer - 48 Foot - Box
Name Trailer, 48 Foot, Box
Region North America
Category Vehicle
Type Trailer
SubType 48 Foot
Variety Box
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



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History: For the longest time, the 48-foot dry van was the de facto standard in trucking, owing largely to older regulations which limited the overall length of the vehicle to 75 feet. Overall length restrictions led to some ridiculously-skinny cabs. For example, Kenworth COE SlimLines were particularly notorious for flipping over forwards if you tried to stop without a trailer. Once the length laws went bye-bye in the late 1980s, the industry was quick to adopt the now-ubiquitous 53-foot vans - room for thirteen rows of pallets, plus a foot of leeway to make sure the doors could close easily.

Box vans are known as such for their rectilinear proportions. Their simple design makes them easy to manufacture and maintain.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: gdm on 2018-09-26 10:47:29

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