We Strive to be the Best Among Washington Dry Van Trucking Companies

If you’re looking for Washington dry van trucking companies, let American Freight Inc be of service to you. We have the experience and connections to ship nearly any type of dry freight anywhere in the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Canada. Are you a shipper who has a load to deliver which requires a dry environment? We can help. Reach out to our Washington dry freight transportation professionals today to get underway.

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Why Choose American Freight for your Washington Dry Freight Transportation Company

At American Freight Inc, we work hard to be among the best Washington dry shipping companies you can find. Here are just a few of the things that set us apart.


Your quote for dry van shipping already has a suitable carrier lined up and ready to go. When you’re ready to book, we have someone ready to pick up your load and haul!


With over 60 years in the trucking industry, we have the combined experience it takes to address freight shipping challenges before they arise. Our quotes include all situations that can be anticipated so you can be confident what shipping is going to cost.


Freight teams are available for your expedited short, mid, and long-haul dry freight deliveries.


About Dry Freight Truck Loads

An enclosed trailer must be used for shipping dry freight. 48’ and 53’ trailers are the most common dimensions used for this type of shipping, though smaller trailers may be used when the situation demands. Freight examples include

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Beverages
  • Consumables
  • Building materials
  • Clothing
  • Various retail goods

The Difference between LTL and FTL Shipping

LTL stands for “less than truckload,” which means that a customer has a load which doesn’t take up an entire dry van. Rather than wait until there’s enough freight to justify a full load, these clients will look for a carrier who’s willing to take their load along with others to make their trip profitable. While LTL may cost more pallet-for-pallet, it can be a profitable good choice for many shippers and carriers to be open to LTL loads, especially when you have a good Washington dry freight broker on your side helping you find and get the best loads at fair prices.

For larger-volume shippers, FTL or “full truckload” shipping is cheaper because it means that your carrier is dedicated to your load only, and they don’t have to drive to multiple destinations to load or unload. American Freight brokers can help you find or secure FTL shipping as well as LTL. Get in touch with our team of qualified and connected brokers today!

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What Our Customers Say About Working with American Freight

  • “…strives to provide nothing short of exceptional customer service from the time of securing a truck to delivery.”
    – Andrea

  • “After a different company failed to get me a truck on the scheduled day, I was really in a bind. …AFI was able to get me a truck there the next day. Driver was a real pro, and the load was delivered right on time. I will definitely use AFI in the future. Thanks a bunch.”
    – Bruce

  • “Here are my simple-yet-often-unmet expectations from a freight broker: 1) Know your shipper 2) Know your receiver 3) Know your freight 4) Know what equipment is needed to move it. …[the] AFI agent I worked with…met and exceeded my expectations on all four counts. I tip my hat.”
    – Dmitry

  • “I got in touch…after dealing with some freight haulers that would not take the time to deal with a small non-profit with a difficult task to perform. …[AFI] researched a solution and was able to give me a quote within 24hrs. [AFI] was very patient with me as a novice in the field of freight hauling and walked me through the procedure. Henceforth, we have set up an account and have dealing with…American freight. Excellent company and excellent employees.”
    – Michael

  • “I am very satisfied with my experience working with American Freight…”
    – Ashley

  • “I have used American Freight for LTL and full truckloads, they have always taken care of me and made sure my freight is in good shape when it gets where it needs to be. … I would recommend American Freight to anyone that is needing something shipped.”
    – Kim

  • “American Freight INC is our #1 go-to service when it comes to having our products delivered to our customers.”
    – Michael

  • “We have been using American Freight, Inc. for many years now and we have never had a claim with any of our material being damaged. … I recommend using American Freight, Inc. for your shipping requirements…”
    – Teresa

  • “We have been using American freight from years, Very good service.”
    – Tery

  • “Our office staff and drivers love working with American Freight.”
    – Joanna

  • “They did a great job!!! Picked up two large tanks in Tecate, CA and delivered them to Northern California.”
    – Mighty Mac

  • “AFI … have always provided prompt service, information and follow-through. Accurate dispatching information is usually critical, especially the delivery dates and times. Also, whenever I need a freight rate [AFI] is there for a quick response.”
    – Aaron

  • “We love doing business with these guys!”
    – Brooklyn

  • “Great service. Very courteous and helpful.”
    – James

Our Core Values as a Washington Dry Freight Trucking Company

When you choose American Freight Inc, you can know we are always striving to be among the top a dry van trucking companies. As a team, we value:

  • Service

    To understand, determine and deliver the best possible service our customers have come to expect.
  • Trust

    We believe that trust, respect and fairness are needed for individuals to thrive.
  • Relationships

    We are a team because we trust, respect and care for each other like family.
  • Integrity

    Our thoughts and actions will be based on our core values not on personal gain.
  • Value People

    We don’t just appreciate every member of our team, we value and encourage their development to become the best they can be.
  • Excellence

    Excellence is not an option, it’s a part of our DNA. If we do not strive for excellence every day, our competition will.
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Dry Van Trucking FAQ

What is dry freight trucking?

Where both FTL (full truck load) and LTL (less than truckload) trucking refer to the amount of product that needs to be transported, dry van trucking specifically refers to the type of freight being shipped.

What does dry freight mean?

Simply put, it is freight that cannot get wet and is non-perishable. Dry freight must be shipped in an enclosed container or other space. However, dry freight shipping is not the same as climate-controlled shipping, as it does not require temperature control to keep it safe.

Why are trailers called dry vans?

Because a trailer is a container which keeps the items inside it totally dry. This can cause confusion for some shippers, thinking that a relatively small vehicle (a minivan but larger) is going to be used to haul their freight. But this is not the case.

Is a dry van a box truck?

A box truck is a type of dry van. But when many of us think of box trucks, we think of a relatively small version of what can be understood under the umbrella term of “dry van.” Dry shipping can take place in containers which vary significantly in size. The variations in the size of the transporting container does affect pricing. You can talk with your a dry freight trucking broker at American Freight to learn more.

What is the difference between a dry van and reefer?

The difference lies in temperature control. A reefer trailer is insulated and has the ability to maintain a constant temperature inside its walls thanks to a trailer-mounted diesel-powered generator. A dry van doesn’t have this.

Why is a dry van one of the most secure types of shipments?

Because a dry van only allows access through one or two doors, and can be locked against access. Solid walls also ensure that your freight is contained and cannot fall off during transport. Whether you’re shipping your goods for long distances or short, one of the best and most economical ways to keep things safe is through the use of a dry van.

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American Freight Strives to be the Best Among Washington Dry Freight Trucking Companies