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Measurement aid for pallet securing purposes

How great is the volume of a ‘normal’ HGV, what are the dimensions of typical trailers? Do you have to worry about the packaging dimensions for shipping purposes? All questions we aim to answer here so that you can optimally secure your pallets for transport.

ISO container module dimensions

ISO containers complying with the standards ISO 668, ISO 1496 and ISO 6346 have the following minimum dimensions. Most important with regard to packaging dimensions are the internal dimensions of the door openings. (All figures unguaranteed)

Description Internal dimensions
(L × W × H) in mm 
Door opening
(W × H) in mm 
Load area
in m²
Volume 
in m³
Payload
in kg
1 AA 40 ft Container 11.998 × 2.330 × 2.350 2.286 × 2.261 28,0 65,7 26.280–27.080
1 A 40 ft Container 11.998 × 2.330 × 2.197 2.286 × 2.134 28,0 61,4 26.280–27.080
1 CC 20 ft Container 5.867 × 2.330 × 2.3502.286 × 2.267 13,7 32,1 17.920–21.950
1 C 20 ft Container 5.867 × 2.330 × 2.1972.286 × 2.13413,7 30,0 18.220–18.620

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HGV dimensions

The following table gives the dimensions of the standard trailer types. The usable volume of HGVs with a payload of c. 24 t largely depends on the type and manufacturer of the body. The statutory provisions only limit the permissible external dimensions of the vehicle as a whole.

Trailer description Internal dimensions
(L × W × H) in mm
Load area
in m²
Volume
in m³
Payload
in kg
Three-axle semitrailer
with curtains
13.600 × 2.460 × 2.55033,4585,31 24.000
Rigid truck with trailer 6.000 × 2.440 × 2.550 14,6436,60 9.000

 

Motor vehicle/

trailer

 

7.000 × 2.440 × 2.550

8.000 × 2.440 × 2.500

17,08

19,52

42,70

48,80

9.000

16.000

Megatrailer (semitrailer) 13.600 × 2.480 × 3.00033,73 101,18 24.000
Jumbo rigid truck with trailer 7.700 × 2.480 × 3.00019,0057,00 6.000
Motor vehicle/trailer 7.700 x 2.480 x 3.00019,0057,008.000

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