Conestoga Trailers

The maximum freight weight for most Conestoga trailers is 42,000 to 45,000 pounds, with the length of a large trailer between 48'-0” and 53'-0”. As Conestoga tarp systems are used with standard flatbed trailers, the width is the standard 8'-2” and the height is the standard 8'-0”

Just above is the equipment of Nancy Thomas, one of the premier Double Drop Conestogas in the industry, talk about "ALL AMERICAN"   Born and bred from Huntsville, AL    When you want your freight going down the road in style and its just to risky for a tarp job, then you call Nancy to haul it.    CR Danstar works with the best in the business from professionalism to expertise and skills and there is no room for 2nd place.   Double Drop Conestogas are a very rare animal and as such they do draw a very competitive rate per mile and often need 30-60 days on requests to book them, if you can find them at all.    So give us a call when you need one and we'll find out where Ms Thomas is located, just ask for Truck # 533370, she has about 10 years exp with platform driving and she'll take good care of your freight !   

Conestoga trailers can carry a huge variety of loads, and can be loaded and unloaded in a variety of ways. This versatility gives the shipper and the recipient a great deal of flexibility when planning transportation solutions. Loads are completely protected from the elements, and can be accessed from the front or back of the trailer. Sliding tarp systems are available. Conestoga trailers can be opened and closed easily by the shipper, operator, and recipient while at the same time ensuring complete security. 

One of the key reasons that Conestoga trailers are in high demand is these specialized trailers keep all tarps off freight. The result is that sensitive loads are not damaged by tarps rubbing against the load. If your business requirements call for transportation in Canada, CR Danstar has Conestoga trailers that will run in that nation. Bear in mind that Canada does not recognize spread axle trailers, so load is limited to 20,000 pounds.

As demand has increased for Conestoga trailers, so have prices, and frustration by customers who sometimes struggle to locate and hire this specialized equipment. But CR Danstar has a robust fleet of customized Conestoga trailers. So contact one of our friendly representatives today at (651) 342-1469 and we can assist you with your unique hauling needs.  It is highly advisable to call at least a week in advance when you need a Conestoga trailer, they are in such high demand they can be hard to book them, many customers are booking these trucks back to back on multiple loads and even paying the truck to wait if needed, just to make sure they can assure they have the truck.  This trailer type has quickly evolved into the most sought after trailer type since sliced bread and as a result rates to book them remain very high regardless of anything else happening in the industry or where it is going from and to.   This seems to be the one trailer type totally oblivious to any other type of market influence.   So please give us a weeks' notice to commit the truck for you.

We also have Canadian Conestogas too, they can run loads into Canada for you.   This particular truck has set up a subsite that has all their particular information.  Please click here:   (or paste to browser)    

Special information about California 

New carbon emission laws that went into effect in 2014 by order of the California Air Resources Board have resulted in up to 75 percent of the nation's trucks rendered unable to operate in the state. Customers should be aware that the new regulations could result in higher quotes due to fuel price increases. International jobs may be subject to GRI, PSS, or security surcharges. All rates offered are an indication of services available and are subject to the carrier's availability only at the time the load is officially booked. CR Danstar reminds customers in California who require inbound or outbound shipping that we have more than 1,000 trucks that meet requirements to operate in the state. 

The 53-foot Canadian FB Conestoga trailer can handle inside loads of 102 inches wide, 101 inches tall, and 52’ feet 6” long overall . This sliding rear axle trailer can travel throughout Canada and the United States, including California. The solo driver of this equipment has 28 years of experience and FAST approval, allowing faster crossing at the United States-Canada border (black and yellow truck). 

The SD Conestoga trailer can accept a load of up to 121 inches tall inside, and 8 feet 3 inches wide. The trailer is 48 feet long, 47 feet 8 inches inside. Net weight maximum is about 42,000 pounds. A venting system allows a two-driver team truck operation. This trailer can operate in the 48 United States.

The FB Conestoga trailer can handle loads of 8 feet 2 inches height and width, and is 48 feet long. It maxes out at about 42,000 pounds net weight. This spread axle trailer can operate as a team truck. It can operate in the 48 United States.

The Double Drop Conestoga trailer is an extremely specialized piece of equipment. It can handle about 130 inches inside height, and about 29 feet in the well, while still using the front and rear decks. This trailer also features loading ramps and can operate in the 48 United States. This truck does tend to book up to 3 months in advance, it is a very rare trailer to find. Please call us for details and don't expect short turn around on availability, he's 1 of only 2 trailers I'm aware of in the entire USA for any company out there (and we have them both).

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