Dump Trucks vs. Dump Trailers – Pros, Cons and Efficiency

A dump trailer towed by a pick-up truck is a versatile and powerful tool. Advantages of using a dump trailer include convenient size, reasonable cost to buy or rent, truck efficiency, work productivity increase, low bed height, and low impact on landscapes. Let’s look at ways a dump trailer is useful and cost-effective.

It has many sizes depending on what you need.

Dump trailers come in a multitude of sizes, depending on your application. Small trailers are ideal for tight places, and larger trailers are advantageous for large capacity loads like trash or mulch. Larger trailers are generally rated to carry more weight for hauling soil, sand, or gravel.

Because of its small size and agility, a dump trailer can enable an operator to dump a load little by little. It is a huge advantage when spreading something like gravel. If you’ve ever tried to direct a dump truck driver to spread a thin, even layer, then you know you can end up with mixed results.

Dump trailers are commonly used for construction waste. For example, a dump trailer can be pulled right next to a house that is being re-roofed, and old roof debris can be thrown down into the trailer. Pull the trailer forward, and have the trailer convenient to the work area as the job progresses. By comparison, this is not possible with a standard dumpster that is stationary by its nature.

Dump trailer is light in weight and doesn’t cause big damage.

Especially when compared with a dump truck, a dump trailer is simply lighter. It can be driven onto a sensitive landscape like a lawn or over a walkway to reach hard-to-access areas without causing damage.

Low impact is especially true when compared to a roll-off dumpster for waste removal. The rubber tires of a dump trailer don’t scar an asphalt driveway or tear up a lawn like the loading and unloading of a roll-off dumpster.

It is cheaper than a dump truck.

Especially compared to a dump truck, a dump trailer is a cost-effective piece of equipment to own or rent. If you already own a heavy-duty pick-up truck and are hauling relatively small, light loads, a dump trailer is much cheaper to purchase and maintain than a dump truck.

Dump trailers can range from small to medium sizes, and a rear hitch or gooseneck hauls these on a pick-up truck. On the other hand, large dump trailers are hauled by semi-trucks.

trunk of dump trailer
A gooseneck dump trailer with a double hydraulic lift is rated for higher capacity for heavy loads like gravel or roofing waste.

Dump trailers are truck efficient.

A dump trailer is a separate component from your truck. Whether it’s a pick-up truck or a semi-truck, it allows the truck to be used for multiple applications versus only used for one.

Also, a consideration is that maintenance on a truck and separate dump trailer is simpler than maintaining a dump truck.

Furthermore, as your needs or business changes, it’s easy to adapt to a larger or smaller dump trailer, depending on the tasks. With a dump truck, you are locked into a single size attached to the truck.

It helps unload heavy cargo.

A dump trailer is a labor-saving tool. Unloading a heavy load by hand not only takes time it also diminishes physical endurance. Save your crew’s energy for the next task and squeeze more out of your day.

Save time and energy with the push of a button. There’s a rechargeable battery in the front of the trailer that powers the hydraulic dump.

It has a low bed height.

Low bed height is crucial when loading or unloading heavy items by hand. Compare it to the bed of a dump truck, where the bed is easily 4-5 feet off the ground. Now it takes extra hands to get items up into the truck.

The low bed height also enables you to use your dump trailer like a standard trailer and load in equipment with a ramp easily, like, say, a riding lawn mower or landscaping equipment. Or load up tools, ladders, and materials easier than a pick-up truck and go to your next job site with the cover protecting your expensive items.

Low bed height and easy access make dump trailers useful for many tasks.

Should I Buy or Rent a Dump Trailer?

Do you want to buy the perfect dump trailer for your home, farm, or business? Or is it more efficient to rent the exact trailer you need for each task as it arises? At Trailers and Transport, we’ve got you covered. We are a Texas Pride dealer, and we have dump trailers available in many sizes and carrying capacities.

Trailers and Transport both rents and sells dump trailers and many other trailer styles, including boat trailers, flatbed trailers, enclosed box trailers, and car hauler trailers. Contact Trailers and Transport at service@trailersandtransport.com or visit our website at www.trailersandtransport.com. We can gladly help you track down and choose the perfect trailer for your needs and at the right price for your budget.

Best Boat Transport Company in Georgia: Safe, Equipped, and Legal

If you hire the best boat transport company to transport your boat locally, regionally, or cross-country, be sure your transport company is properly permitted, licensed, bonded, and insured. If something goes wrong, you’ll want everything to be official and legal.

A professional boat transportation company will have MC numbers that show that they are a permitted motor carrier to haul across state lines. Trailers and Transport is a professional boat transportation company, a permitted interstate hauler, is authorized by the US DOT, and is fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

Our trailers and trucks are properly registered and commercially insured as a motor carrier. Our drivers are seasoned professionals that know everything about prepping a boat for transport and the safety required for delivering any sized boat.

Trust your investment to professionals who pull all of the proper permits for transporting your boat. It’s your built-in insurance policy that your boat is going to be delivered on time and in a professional manner.


Because Trailers and Transport is one of the largest boat trailer dealers in all of Georgia, we also have a tremendous stock of boat trailers used for commercial boat transport.

No matter what style of boat, or what length boat, Trailers and Transport has the right equipment. We frequently provide boat transportation for pontoon boats, tritoons, deck boats, center-console boats, ski boats, go-fast boats, fishing boats, and full-sized cabin cruisers.

The most common boat transports are from lake to lake in Georgia and surrounding states. We also frequently haul boats interstate from summer to wintertime homes. Check out Lakeside Marine, our affiliate boat shop and repair in Georgia.

We commonly transport boats throughout the southeast including Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and also up and down the eastern seaboard.

Trailers and Transport is authorized transport boats anywhere in the lower 48 states.


Large boats require specialized truck/ trailer combinations to make transport 100% safe. For big hauling jobs we utilize gooseneck trailers. Others require a hitch with a 2 3/8 inch ball. Smaller sized boats use a hitch with a 2-inch ball. We have all of the specialized trailers, hitches, and accessories to make your hauling job go smoothly.

We utilize heavy-duty diesel trucks to provide power and reliability for long-distance hauling. All of our trucks are properly licensed and insured as commercial haulers. Our professional drivers are fully trained and properly licensed. 

You can rest assured your investment is in safe hands with reliable people in our office and on the road. We use solid equipment and a solid plan to get the job done right.

Get a Quote

Let Trailers and Transport do all of the legwork, prep work, and organization to make your boat transport a seamless experience. Reason why we are one of the best boat transport company in Georgia.

Contact Trailers and Transport with your desired transport dates. Call us at (678) 680-4423 or Email service@trailersandtransport.com Have your boat specs handy including length, width, and weight and the style of your boat. 

For interstate transport, organize your transport early so Trailers and Transport can reserve your trailer, truck, driver, and pull any necessary permits.

Why Hire a Boat Transport Company?

Boat owners commonly hire a boat transportation company for the following reasons:

  1. It’s a new boat sale from a distant dealership. We help facilitate the deal.
  2. It’s a used boat sale from a faraway place. We deliver door to door.
  3. Insurance companies hire a boat transport company to take a damaged boat to a specialty repair shop. We have the right rental trailer as well if needed.
  4. A boat owner wishes to transport their personal boat between winter and summer residences. We have many customers that use our services every year.
  5. A boat owner wants the convenience of having their boat delivered to another location for a vacation, and wants to skip the headache and responsibility of hauling the boat themselves. Relax we have it covered.
  6. Haul outs for winter, and put-in for the springtime. Seamless service.
  7. The boat is large and requires special skills and permits to transport. We know all of the legalities to move a large vessel.
  8. A boat owner is moving/ relocating. We’re here to help. We also have cargo hauling trailers, flatbed trailers, and car trailers.
  9. Boats that need to be moved for events or shows. We have multiple rigs and drivers to facilitate multiple transports.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you do door-to-door delivery?

A: Yes. We can take your boat out of the water, transport it, and launch it at the new location. You never have to lift a finger.

Q: Is Trailers and Transport insured in case of an accident?

A: Yes, we are fully bonded and insured as an interstate boat transport company.

Q: Do you build custom cradles for boats?

A: Yes. Sometimes a boat needs to be loaded on a flatbed trailer where it can be removed with a forklift or a crane. This is common for international boat transport where we deliver the boat to a port, and then a crane loads the boat into a shipping container.

Q: Can we track the location of our boat?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you take care of prepping the boat for transport?

A: Yes. We remove, electronics, towers, bimini tops, radar towers, windshields, seating, antennas, etc. Then everything is professionally reinstalled upon arrival at the delivery destination.

Q: Does Trailers and Transport handle all of the required permits?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you shrink-wrap boats prior to shipping?

A: Yes, we can upon customer request. Shrink-wrap protects the boat from road grime, and prevents chips in the boat’s finish.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?

A: All major credit cards are accepted.

Q: Do you transport sailboats?

A: No, Trailers and Transport specializes in transporting motorboats.


Hire a professional and the best boat transport company to haul your boat. It’s not worth the risk in order to get a cheaper price. If something were to go wrong, for your own liability protection, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered. Protect your investment and enjoy peace of mind by hiring a legitimate and professional boat transport company. 

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