Storage Trailers

Storage Trailers
What is a Storage Trailer?
A trailer is something you tow behind a vehicle to carry stuff about – camping gear or entire house contents. A lot of terms describe them, but the main types in business use are:
Utility trailers are open boxes that are ideal for transporting tools and equipment on short trips. There is no weather protection or security for the items inside.
Cargo trailers come in different sizes and are lightweight and streamlined to save fuel on transport. They provide enclosed weatherproof and secure space.
Flatbed trailers provide a platform on wheels. They are configured in many ways and are versatile – you can move shipping containers and tractors on these with ease.
Storage Trailers or freight trailers are a storage container on a trailer. They are the perfect height for dock loading and using with a pallet jack or a forklift truck.
Semi-trailer refers to the configuration – a trailer with wheels at one end and a fold-out stand at the towing side that supports the trailer weight when parked.
Storage Trailer Solutions for Your Business
Versatile semi-trailer storage for rent has many business applications apart from providing flexible storage solutions. If you need to take your business on the road, a customized storage trailer can give you a mobile base or work unit for whatever your business needs from the film industry to event hospitality.
The primary reason most of our customers rent storage trailers is because of the need for the mobile, flexible storage solution offered by storage trailer rentals.
You can rent a storage trailer to provide additional storage space for:
Peak merchandise – For Black Friday and Christmas in retail settings.
Overflow space – Excess production, agricultural or industrial peaks.
Temporary applications – During renovations or extensions.
If you need mobility and storage, a rental storage trailer is an ideal solution for any business application.
Cost Effective Solution
Vacant space in a warehouse is a drain on a company’s cash flow for extra heating, maintenance, and servicing. Seasonal fluctuations may mean you need a lot of storage space for a few months or weeks. Most landlords will not offer the flexible short-term rental of a fixed warehouse. A storage trailer rental gives you increased warehouse space when you need it for as long as you need it. You pay only for your use of space, so all the storage space you have covers its costs and contributes to your bottom line. A combination of storage trailers and traditional warehouse means you can build the expensive fixed warehouse space in a low-cost area.
Supply Chain Solutions
Supply chain management minimizes costs associated with the supply and holding of raw materials, goods, and services. Storage trailer rentals assist with supply chain management concerning:
• Inventory control.
• Warehousing.
• Logistics.
Raw materials, stock, and merchandise need storage space and careful management. Flexible storage trailers allow compartmentalizing of stock and rotation of raw materials to avoid wastage. Warehousing is a considerable cost component in many industries – controlling the amount and use of warehousing to avoid an excess of costly unused space is key to success. Logistics – storage trailers for rent, store and transport raw materials and finished goods to the preferred location and avoid the need for massive warehousing and secure storage at more than one site. Flexible storage containers put warehousing in areas where a fixed building is unavailable or too costly.
Traditional Warehousing vs. Storage Trailers (Mobile Warehousing)

Quality warehousing is in short supply, but the rise of e-commerce has increased the need for smaller warehouse spaces as opposed to vast hanger sized buildings. Storage trailers or warehouses on wheels are a game-changer for many industries, from small entrepreneurs to large manufacturers and massive retail giants.
What is Mobile Warehousing?
A storage trailer provides an alternative to traditional warehouses contained in a fixed building. Mobile warehousing is storage space you can move. A mobile warehouse facility can extend a conventional warehouse with increased compatible storage for peak inventory or overflow merchandise.
Using a storage trailer for as a warehouse on wheels cuts down the time spent unloading and reloading goods for transport elsewhere. The storage trailer can be loaded in one operation or gradually to move it to another site. Many business models depend on direct delivery to customers. A mobile warehouse can deliver a day’s shipments of high-volume goods for an area to a central location or city, allowing for rapid delivery by bicycle or smaller vehicle for the local miles for customer orders throughout the day. The same or a different storage trailer can collect customer returns in that city for overnight transport to a central warehouse – saving time and money for the customer and improving the quality of the service.
Are Trailers the Next Big Warehousing Trend?
The need for flexible, affordable warehouse space is outstripping the supply of traditional warehousing available to lease or buy. Plus, a fixed building means you need to locate your business close to the warehousing facilities. Or increase transport costs in moving items from the warehouse to your store, plant, or customers. A storage trailer gives you a pop-up warehouse where you want it.
The mobility provided by storage trailers is leading businesses to design new ways of working and distributing their goods. Storage trailers allow a modestly sized business to have multiple small scale-warehouses across many locations – something that would be prohibitively expensive with the traditional warehousing model. Flexible use of storage trailers as mobile warehousing in combination with sizeable traditional warehouse complexes in cheaper locations gives cost savings as well as better customer service. There is always going to be a need for large scale traditional warehousing. Still, mobile storage is a valuable addition to innovative and creative ways of supplying customer needs while cutting costs.
Storage Containers vs. Storage Trailers

Storage containers and semi-trailer rentals both fulfill the need for extra storage but have different features that make them ideal for different situations.
Storage Containers
· Ground level access -the storage container goes on the ground, and you have walk-in access without the need for a step or a ramp.
· Park anywhere – you can put your storage container anywhere in your car park as you don’t need to put it near the unloading bay.
· Affordable and available – storage containers cost less to rent than storage trailers and are widely available for sale and rent.
· Super secure against humans, animals, and weather. Storage containers are durable and difficult to break into when locked.
Storage Trailers
· Dock height loading – a storage trailer matched the docking bays of warehouses, meaning you can use the forklift truck without the need for a ramp.
· Longer and wider – a storage trailer accommodates loaded pallets with its extra width, so you get the right type of storage in a single unit.
· Mobile and easy to move – a storage trailer needs the same level of maintenance and certification as any roadworthy vehicle.
· Convenient access – a storage trailer becomes an extension of the warehouse, no need to go outside to access the stored goods.
How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Trailer?

The cost of storage trailers rentals depends on size, duration of hire, and location. We'd love to give a menu-style price list for our storage trailer rentals, but every hire has different parameters, and we want to provide you with the most competitive price for your needs. It is super easy to get a precise free quote from us, either by filling in the online form or talking to one of our friendly team. You can then know exactly how much it costs to rent a storage trailer
What Size Trailer Do I Need?
Picking a trailer to best suit your needs with enough volume to get the job done and not wasting money on unused space depends on what you need to move or store, volume, and weight. Storage Container.com offers two sizes of cargo trailer rental because that suits most of our customers' needs. For smaller loads, we have a versatile range of storage containers that we can move between locations.
Our storage trailers for rent are 40' or 45' - both are 8' wide and 9.5' high. You can't pack a storage trailer rental to maximum capacity because you need room to get your stuff in and out, plus you might have pallets involved. As a rough guide, you get 320 or 390 square feet of floor space with 2,800 or 3,200 cubic feet with our trailer storage rental.
The weight of your load is crucial as it needs to be less than 12,000 pounds because of total weight descriptions. When you rent a storage trailer from us, we will go through a thorough checklist to ensure legal compliance.
How Much Will A Trailer Hold?
Cubic feet and floor space give an accurate assessment of the volume and space available, but that doesn't help with visualizing getting your stuff into a rent storage trailer. The average wooden pallet measures 40" by 48". Our 40' storage trailer rentals can fit 32 of these, and our 45' can add in four more. It depends on load and space to maneuver. Our 45' semi-trailer rentals will hold all the contents of a decent sized family home. If you would like a visual image, think of an elephant. The average elephant is 11' high, 10' wide and 20' long – they vary considerably but take that as an average. Now we can't physically get an elephant into our storage trailers because they are too broad and tall for the door, but for length, we could fit two snuggly in the 40' and comfortably in the 45' semi-trailer storage for rent. Weight-wise our semi-trailer rentals can only accommodate the equivalent of one and three-quarters female elephants, but that's still a lot of cargo.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the size of a standard semi-trailer?
US legislation places restrictions on semi-trailer sizes, and these vary between States. Maximums are total weight (trailer and load) of 80,000 pounds, length (including truck) 80', width 8' 6" and height 13' 6" with anything outside these parameters needing special permits. The maximum overall length requirement means the largest trailer is 53' long, typical sizes include 28', 32', 34', 36', 40', 45' and 48'. Arizona allows a maximum of 57' 6" (highways) and 53' (non-interstate roads), which is generous compared with other States. The internal dimensions differ from the external dimensions, and attention focusses on the restrictions imposed by the door frame.
Why Think About Trailer Dimensions?
A semi-trailer travels on State roads, and all States are concerned with road safety because when a truck is involved in an accident, it is the occupants of other vehicles that get injured or die. State legislation tries to minimize the risk of fatal accidents by controlling the type of truck and trailer combinations on their roads. Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) officers enforce state rules for trucks and trailers. Semi-trailer rentals must be legal for road transport.
How Much Does a Trailer Weigh?
Knowing the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is crucial for transporting loaded and empty storage containers around our district. We use the right trucks to accommodate our storage containers. If you want to use your vehicle with our semi-trailer rentals, our team is happy to talk through the technical aspects. Our semi-trailer storage for rent each weighs 11,900 pounds.
Common Standard Freight Trailer Specifications
External dimensions of length, height, and width specify freight trailer sizes. The longest single freight trailer is 53,' but freight trailers can combine into road trains depending on what the cargo and the most effective way of transporting it.
Internal dimensions are a guide to how much packs inside. The freight is typically loaded on pallets or in packing boxes, and these occupy some of the available volume. The crucial specifications are volume (cubic feet) and maximum loading weight (pounds). The width and height of the trailer restrict access to the interior. Everything loaded into the cargo trailer rental enters through the door – same as moving furniture into a room, there are restrictions based on the access. Legislation limits weights carried by freight trailers for safety reasons.