Urban or Short Trailer

Urban or short trailers are an HGV semi trailer that has been developed to allow hauliers and operators access to built up urban delivery and collection sites where space is limited and a normal platform/flat trailer would not fit. They are ideal for delivering loads into tight locations. They can be fitted with a tail lift or a fork truck rear end for loading. Urban trailers are usually 10m in length rather than the 13.6 standard of normal flat/platform trailers. Urban curtainsiders are also available as are urban extenders that usually extend from 10-14m.

Montracon urban extenders extend from 10060 – 14160 and have 3 lockable positions. Twistlocks to suit 1×20/1×30′ (closed) 2×20’/1×40′ (open) and they come with XL rated headboards. They are versatile trailers that feature BPW drum axles with self tracking rear axle. In addition they come equipped with 4 pairs of posts and sockets. 

We also have non-extending urban trailers on our rental and sales fleet. 10m and 10.9 lengths in a variety of specifications and features including: tridec forced steer rear axle, posts, sockets, twistlocks, postracks and toolboxes.

Specialist Low Loader Trailer Hire & Sales

We buy, sell and rent extendable and non-extending flatlow loader, step frame and urban trailers plus plant, tractor, wing and truss carriers.

The majority of the 600 plus modern trailers on our fleet are made by Broshuis, Dennison, Montracon, and SDC.

We also offer repairs, re-furbishmentHGV DVSA testingsparesservice, test preparation, tachograph calibration and brake analysis. These services are suitable for most trucks, trailers, buses, tractor units, lorries and PSV’s.

Privately owned, John Hudson Trailers Ltd is a family company based in the UK at Bawtry in South Yorkshire. We have been working in the HGV specialist transport industry since 1959 and are members of the Heavy Transport Association.