FMCSA Crash Data Collection Resource Home Page
Lesson 3 Menu
Vehicle Configuration and Cargo Body

Grain, Chips, Gravel:
Is a cargo body type used for hauling these or other similar bulk commodities. They may be referred to as "open hoppers" or "belly dumps".
Is a cargo body type that consists of a trailer designed to be attached to a towing vehicle by a reach or pole or by being boomed and secured to the towing vehicle. These are ordinarily used to carry property of a long or irregular shape, such as telephone poles. The "pole" extends or retracts to accommodate varying lengths of cargo.

Grain Truck Gravel Trailer
"Open Hopper" Grain Truck
"Belly Dump" Gravel Trailer
Pole Trailer Pole Trailer
Pole Trailer
Pole Trailer