American Truck Simulator Box Trailer Guide

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American Truck Simulator Box Trailer Guide

For American Truck Simulator players, this is a guide about the Box Trailers (Dry Vans/Insulated/Refers) of ATS. This will include things such as Axle Weight Ratings, GVWR, cost, and other data that’s critical to buying a trailer.

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Introduction

This is going to be a guide about the Box Trailers (Dry Van/Insulated/Refer) in American Truck Simulator. This guide will also include stats for nerds, such as VWR (Vehicle Weight Rating) based on number of axles as well as Tare Weight of each trailer configuration and total cost of each (base) configuration.
My goal for this is to help people make the proper decisions to buy the right trailer to haul the load they want to haul in one easy place, in addition to giving people a general place to find info on this stuff.
Disclaimer:

I may be wrong about some things and will be continually editing and changing this guide to be in line with actual numbers as well as other things.
When I do the numbers for GVWR I will always add the tractor using these numbers:

12,000 lbs – Steers
34,000 lbs – Drives
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46,000 lbs – Gross

When it comes to the trailers it will be dependent on the number of axles and the distance between each axle/tandem set.
I will be using the FHWA Bridge Law Guide[ops.fhwa.dot.gov] for numbers.

Dry Vans

Dry Vans

are you most common type of trailer in the US. You want to haul pretty much anything, these are the trailers for you.
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28′
  • Total # of Axles – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 66,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 8,000 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $41,380
  • California Legal – Yes

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32′ Single Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 66,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 9,000 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $49,440
  • California Legal – Yes

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32′ Tandem
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 10,280 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $54,100
  • California Legal – Yes

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45′ Sliding Tandems
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 12,950 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $61,700
  • California Legal – Yes

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45′ Split Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 40,000 lbs [This may change depending on axle distance in game]
  • GVWR – 86,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 12,950
  • Cost of Trailer – $62,200
  • California Legal – Yes

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48′ Sliding Tandems
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 13,500 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $61,700
  • California Legal – Yes

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48′ Split Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 40,000 lbs [This may change depending on axle distance in game]
  • GVWR – 86,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 13,500 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $89,240
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Tandems Forward
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000
  • Tare Weight – 14,900 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $77,800
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Tandems Back
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 14,900 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $77,800
  • California Legal – NO!

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53′ Tri-Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 3
  • Liftable – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 88,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 16,300
  • Cost of Trailer – $82,960
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Quad Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 4
  • Liftable – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 50,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 96,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 17,700 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $87,130/$88,130(Useless Steer Axle)
  • California Legal – Yes
 

Insulated

Insulated Trailers

are meant for keeping things from getting too cold or too hot.
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28′
  • Total # of Axles – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 66,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 8,220 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $51,380
  • California Legal – Yes

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32′ Single Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 66,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 9,250 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $59,440
  • California Legal – Yes

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32′ Tandem
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 10,530 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $64,100
  • California Legal – Yes

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45′ Sliding Tandems
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 13,320 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $81,700
  • California Legal – Yes

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45′ Split Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 40,000 lbs [This may change depending on axle distance in game]
  • GVWR – 86,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 13,320
  • Cost of Trailer – $82,200
  • California Legal – Yes

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48′ Sliding Tandems
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 13,900 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $88,740
  • California Legal – Yes

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48′ Split Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 40,000 lbs [This may change depending on axle distance in game]
  • GVWR – 86,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 13,900 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $89,240
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Tandems Forward
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000
  • Tare Weight – 15,340 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $97,800
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Tandems Back
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 15,340 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $97,800
  • California Legal – NO!

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53′ Tri-Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 3
  • Liftable – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 88,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 16,740
  • Cost of Trailer – $102,960
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Quad Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 4
  • Liftable – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 50,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 96,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 18,140 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $107,130/$108,130(Useless Steer Axle)
  • California Legal – Yes
 
 

Refer

Refrigerated (Refer)

Trailers are also very common in the US and are used for everything that requires temperature control, but can also be used as a dry van if need be(though not in game).
In real life, Refers have “Chrome Doors,” as such I’ll be including a separate cost listing for the chrome doors modification.
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28′
  • Total # of Axles – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 66,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 9,200 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $83,380 / Chrome – $85,780
  • California Legal – Ye
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    32′ Single Axle
    • Total # of Axles – 1
    • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs
    • GVWR – 66,000 lbs
    • Tare Weight – 10,370 lbs
    • Cost of Trailer – $91,440 / Chrome – $93,840
    • California Legal – Yes

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32′ Tandem
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 11,650 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $96,100 / Chrome – $98,500
  • California Legal – Yes

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45′ Sliding Tandems
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 14,820 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $113,700 / Chrome – $116,100
  • California Legal – Yes

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45′ Split Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 40,000 lbs [This may change depending on axle distance in game]
  • GVWR – 86,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 14,820 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $114,200 / Chrome – $116,600
  • California Legal – Yes

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48′ Sliding Tandems
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 15,480 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $120,740 / Chrome – $123,140
  • California Legal – Yes

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48′ Split Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 40,000 lbs [This may change depending on axle distance in game]
  • GVWR – 86,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 15,480 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $121,240 / Chrome – $123,640
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Tandems Forward
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000
  • Tare Weight – 17,100 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $129,800 / Chrome – $132,200
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Tandems Back
  • Total # of Axles – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 17.100 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $129,800 / Chrome – $132,200
  • California Legal – NO!

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53′ Tri-Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 3
  • Liftable – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 88,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 18,500 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $134,960 / Chrome – $137,360
  • California Legal – Yes

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53′ Quad Axle
  • Total # of Axles – 4
  • Liftable – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 50,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 96,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 19,900 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $139,130/$140,130(Useless Steer Axle) / Chrome – $141,530/$142,530(Useless Steer Axle)
  • California Legal – Yes

Additional Types of Trailers

Introduction (electric boogaloo)

These are the multiple unit (articulated) sets of truck sim. These are different enough to warrant their own section. Each Type will be broken down into Type, then Sub Type (i.e. B-Double/Dry Van). This section is a work in progress, and due to IRL commitments I may need some help for bits that are not 100% complete.
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STAA Doubles
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 3
  • Total # of Dollies – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs = 60,000
  • GVWR – 106,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 18,800
  • Cost of Trailer – $90,960
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 19,240 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $110,960
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 21,200 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $174,960
Legal In –
  • Everywhere
B-Double
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 4
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 68,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 114,000
  • Tare Weight – 20,560 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $63,760
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 21,030 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $125,140
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 23,130 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $189,140
Legal In –
  • WA
  • OR
  • ID
  • NV
  • UT

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B-Double 5 Axle
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 5
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 76,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 122,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 21,960 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $109,800
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 22,430 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $129,800
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 24,530 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $193,800
Legal In –
  • WA
  • OR
  • ID
  • NV
  • UT

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Rocky Mtn. Double
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 4
  • Total # of Dollies – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs = 74,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 120,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 23,750 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $111,780
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 24,340 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $141,780
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 26,820 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $205,780
Legal In –
  • WA
  • OR
  • ID
  • NV
  • UT
  • CO

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Turnpike Double (Single Axle Dolly)
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 5
  • Total # of Dollies – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 88,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 134,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 28,700 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $132,100
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 29,440 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $172,100
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 32,440 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $236,100
    Legal In –
  • CO
  • NV
  • UT

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Turnpike Double (Tandem Axle Dolly)
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 6
  • Total # of Dollies – 1
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 102,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 148,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 30,900 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $135,260
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 29,440 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $172,100
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 32,440 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $236,100
Legal In –
  • CO
  • NV
  • UT

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Triples
Dry Van
  • Total # of Axles – 5
  • Total # of Dollies – 2
  • Axle Weight Rating – 20,000 lbs * 5 = 100,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 146,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 29,600 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $140,540
Insulated
  • Tare Weight – 30,260 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $170,540
Refer
  • Tare Weight – 33,200 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $266,540
Legal In –
  • CO
  • NV
  • UT
  • OR

That’s all we are sharing today in American Truck Simulator Box Trailer Guide, if there are anything you want to add please feel free to leave a comment below.

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