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A recent incident in Connecticut saw waste spill across Interstate 95. The leak sprung from an end dump trailer, resulting in several accidents, forcing the highway to close for three hours.

Whatever you’re hauling, you should be confident in your trailer’s ability to get the load to its destination without incident. At SmithCo, we design and build our trailers for a safer, watertight transport of any material: from solids to semi-liquids and everything in between.

Material Matters: Not All Trailers Built the Same

When you’re in the market for a trailer, it’s important to consider what you’ll be hauling, especially when it comes to sensitive materials like waste.

Because end dump trailers unload their contents through a rear gate, this gate must be sealed and maintained to be watertight. These trailers are prone to leaks and generally not suitable for hauling semi-liquids and finer materials.

Watertight Tubs Make Hauling Semi-Liquid Materials Easy

Because leaks are a significant concern with waste hauling, SmithCo’s watertight tubs are the best choice to haul wet and semi-wet materials. Side dumps do not have gates, meaning there are no incomplete seals for anything to slip past.

SmithCo side dump trailers including our Feedlot Series, MHVSR Tub, and SHV Tubs, have been put to work in the waste hauling industry for many years. We know the challenges around transporting waste to improve safety and security and reduce spills.

Our side dumps are also much more stable than end dump trailers, improving the safety of everyone and everything around. The versatility of a SmithCo trailer makes it a no-brainer for the waste hauling industry. You can learn more about the differences between side dumps and end dumps by checking out our side dump comparison chart.

Want to know more about which SmithCo trailer is best suited for your haul? Get in touch with our knowledgeable sales team, and we can start learning about your specific needs. Give us a call at 800-779-8099 or email us at sales@sidedump.com.

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