Drop Deck Hire

A truck trailer for hire

When you need to hire a Drop Deck Trailer which is built tough enough to get the job done, speak to Rentco. We’re a one-stop shop for trailer rentals with depots in all Australian mainland capital cities and many regional towns. Our Drop Deck Trailers are available in a range of sizes and configurations.  They’re flexible enough to transport general freight as well as bulky items such as machinery, steel and agricultural products. They’re road train compatible, conform to Dangerous Good Specifications, and come with 3 Way Container Pins and Load Gates if required.

Getting the right trailer for the job

Drop deck trailers is just what the name suggests.  Because the floor drops to a lower level once the trailer has cleared the rear axle, it’s a very versatile trailer.  Utilising the additional space increases the volume of cargo which can be transported. This style of the trailer also provides other benefits. When properly loaded, the shape of the trailer becomes incredibly stable as the load has a lower centre of gravity when compared to a standard flatbed trailer.

Commonly, drop deck trailers are curtain siders and can incorporate additional features including mezzanine levels or high ceilings, sometimes called high cubes. Many of our fleet of trailer rentals come with optional rear doors. Customers love them because they’re so versatile and can safely accommodate a range of freight, from caged or palleted goods to machinery, even steel or agricultural products.

A curtain sider Drop Deck Trailer is ideally suited to side loading. This provides for multiple fork lifts to access the trailer at the same time, speeding up loading and unloading process. However, it’s worth remembering the configuration of the drop deck trailer does not lend itself to rear loading.

Dangerous or hazardous goods

Although our fleet of drop deck trailer rental vehicles conforms to Dangerous Goods specifications, it is the responsibility of the person hiring the trailer to obtain the required permits and to meet the requirements for licensing, documentation for transporting cargo classified as dangerous goods. They are also responsible for obtaining and displaying the appropriate hazard warning signage.

The requirements can change depending on the quantities being transported and the specific dangerous goods classification. Information can be found at the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Environment and Energy website.

Why choose Rentco?

No matter how large or small the job is, Rentco has a rental vehicle to meet your needs. We pride ourselves on offering very competitive rates for short or longer term hire with the bonus of 24/7 national breakdown support service.

Our fleet of modern, well-maintained rental trucks and trailers can be driven and operated by anyone with an appropriate licence and accredited training.

With outlets in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and Darwin, our customers enjoy the benefits of local knowledge, good old fashioned service and the confidence of a network with national outreach.