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What is a Straight Truck?

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A straight truck is a vehicle with a fixed trailer: think of a U-Haul vehicle or a dump truck! There are many types of straight trucks, so straight truck dimensions will vary; however, straight trucks tend to be larger than cargo vans and smaller than semi-trucks with movable trailers. Most straight trucks have gross vehicle weight ratings of less than 26,001 pounds, which means that these models can often be driven without a CDL.


What are the Types of Straight Trucks?

What is a straight truck, exactly? If your commercial vehicle isn’t a van, and its trailer isn’t attached by a hitch joint, there’s a very good chance that it qualifies as a straight truck. The following builds are just a few of the most common types of straight trucks:

In some cases, even heavy-duty pickup trucks with fixed beds can qualify as straight trucks. However, most straight trucks have closed boxes or storage spaces.


Straight Truck Dimensions and Capacities

Straight truck dimensions and weight limits will vary. However, most straight trucks fall between Class III and Class VI and offer gross vehicle weight ratings of somewhere between 10,000 and 26,000 pounds. However, it’s worth noting that straight trucks with higher maximum capacities do exist. Here’s what else you should keep in mind:

  • Straight Truck Length: Most straight trucks measure between 10 and 26 feet from end to end.
  • Straight Truck Height: Straight trucks usually stand 8 to 10 feet tall.

If you’re looking for a straight truck that can handle heavier weight limits on and job sites, take advantage of our vehicle finder service.

All vehicles with a weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds may be subject to some restrictions. However, in most cases, a commercial driver’s license is not required unless the total weight of the vehicle and cargo is higher than 26,000 pounds.


Find the Perfect Straight Truck at Badger Truck & Auto Group!

If you’re located anywhere near Chicago, you can shop a wide range of straight trucks at your local Badger Truck & Auto Group location! Browse our new and pre-owned vehicle inventories to find the model that’s right for you.

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