The B-train was founded in 1961 and started gaining a lot of popularity in 1977. Canada has embraced towing B-trains since the early 1980s and is being used continuously, and regularly across the country for local and long-haul deliveries.
B-Train, as it relates to the road transportation or trucking business, is essentially two trailers connected by a fifth wheel that can be up to 26 meters (85 feet) long. The fifth wheel coupling is positioned at the rear of the lead, or first trailer, and is mounted to a “tail” piece that is often located just above the lead trailer axles.
Operation of B-train trucks:
B-train truck operations typically do not necessitate returning to a dock. B-train designs are more stable than almost all other twin-trailer combinations, providing the driver more flexibility for turning and other turning point operations.However, the drivers that drive big trucks are usually experienced and can back into docks or around curves despite the size of their trucks.
Dimensions of the B-train truck:
Length: Maximum 27.5m
Width: Maximum 2.6m
Height: Maximum 4.15m
Box length: Maximum 20.0m
Kinds of loads a B-train truck can transport:
The various sorts of loads that can be transported by B-Train trucks include:
- Flat-beds and curtain-siders for deck loads
- Bulkers for aggregates and wood residue
- Refrigerated trailers for chilled and frozen commodities,
- Vans for dry goods,
- Logging trailers for forestry operations
Tanks for liquid and dry bulk.