What Is Vented Van Trailer?

The semi-trailer industry is developing rapidly now, whether it is for commercial or residential use, there are all kinds of semi-trailers. Their uses may be very similar, but there are also subtle differences, such as vented van trailer and dry van trailer. If you don’t know the features of each type of trailer, you may feel overwhelmed. Because choosing the wrong trailer may be harmful to the cargo.

Air vents

What is a vented van trailer?

In the transportation industry, van trailers are one of the most useful tools because they can protect goods from weather or other elements, and they have a wide range of applications. Van trailer can be divided into three categories: dry van trailer, refrigerated van trailer and vented van trailer.

Among the three types of van trailer, we are familiar with dry van trailers. They are often used to transport dry goods and usually non-perishable goods. The second is the refrigerated trailer, which is used to transport perishable food such as poultry meat and seafood. Between these two kinds of goods, there is another kind of goods: agricultural products. They do not need to be refrigerated, but they need to be cooler or ventilated. Vented van trailer is a semi-trailer used to transport agricultural products.

Some of the goods that are often transported using vented van trailers include:

  • Watermelon
  • Corn
  • Potato
  • Onion
  • Pumpkin
  • Plastic (because they will have a strong smell after leaving production)

The difference between vented van trailer and dry van trailer

The difference between the vented van trailer and the dry van trailer is that it can ventilate, while the dry van trailer only has a confined space. There is a small vent at the front and rear of the vented van trailer, which can allow the internal air to flow.

The presence of vents can cut down on the buildup of heat and fumes from the goods carried by trailers. For example, when transporting onions, if a dry van trailer is used, the driver may pass out when opening the compartment, because onions can produce strong smoke.

Vented Van Trailer
dry van trailer

Can I remodel it by myself?

The difference between the vented van trailer and the dry van trailer seems to be very small. It just has an extra vent at the front and the rear, so some people want to remodel it by themselves. But this is not a good idea. Because the vent of the vented van trailer can be closed. When it is snowing or raining, it can ensure that the goods inside will not be damaged due to moisture.

But if you modify the dry van trailer by yourself, you may get a vent that cannot be closed. In rainy and snowy weather, the cargo may be damaged, causing you losses.

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