What are the benefits of buying a dump trailer over a dump truck?

Excavator loading dumper truck with dirt at construction site

In the construction industry, many types of equipment and machinery are used for various purposes like picking up rubble, carrying raw material, mixing cement, etc. These tasks cannot be done manually. Hence, construction workers use machinery like trailers, trucks, and cranes. Dump trucks and trailers have always been used to carry rubble, sand, concrete, and other types of material. These machines are not only used for construction purposes but also in various other industries as well. Hence, many brands make them in various sizes; for example, 7×14 dump trailers are the perfect size trailers for smaller projects. 

With technological advancements, these trailers and trucks are coming up with more features to make them convenient for the operator. The early dump trucks did not have technological features. They had to be operated manually, but now these trucks are easy to operate because of the hydraulic lift system. As per experts, it is better to invest in a trailer rather than a truck because you can use a suitable vehicle to pull the trailer. It will save a lot of money. 

If you want to know about more benefits of buying a dump trailer, then you can refer to the following points:


One of the significant benefits of purchasing a trailer is that it is safe to drive. The trailers have a lower center of gravity than the trucks; hence, it is easy to manage sharp turns on the road. However, if you carry a lot of material in a truck’s trailer, it is likely to get imbalanced during a turn or impact because it has a higher center of gravity. A trailer is usually wide and low in height, which adds to the safety. 

Easy loading

It is easy to load the trailers because you won’t have to get on a height or arrange another high equipment to load it. The trailer’s lower height makes many processes more accessible for the workers to manage. These trailers come in various sizes; some are small enough to be pulled by a small vehicle, while some are bigger than others and require a large vehicle to carry. However, all these trailers are low in height, so you can quickly load them irrespective of the size. 

Easy unloading

Just as it is easy to load material on the trailer, it is also easy to unload it. The hydraulic system allows you to unload all the material by tilting the trailer diagonally. The low height makes it even more convenient for the operator to manage the unloading process. 


Investing in a trailer is better than buying a proper dump truck because it allows you to use the vehicle for multiple jobs. You can buy other truck attachments like a mixer and cranes. It will help you use your pulling vehicle for many other purposes and save your money. 


Buying trailers and other types of attachments separately will save you money because these attachments are comparatively cheaper than dedicated trucks like dump trucks or crane trucks. So you must invest in a dumping truck because you can easily maintain it. 

These points list all the benefits of buying a dumping trailer. You can find many size options like 7×14 dump trailers or smaller ones with online truck dealers. Just ensure you know your requirements and buy the trailer accordingly.

Dr. David K Simson
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.