Nine Top Commercial Trailer Manufacturers

The Transwest Team
The Transwest Team
Aug 26, 2021
Corner of a Trail King trailer featuring Trail King logo

When shopping for commercial trailers, one of the main decisions during this process is which manufacturer to choose from. With a multitude of manufacturers on the market, purchasing the right trailer comes down to picking from a manufacturer that is known for quality builds and long-term trailer reliability.

At Transwest, we believe in ensuring that our inventory is stocked with only the highest quality commercial trailers. That’s why we’ve picked the top trailer manufacturers for 2021, each earning a place on the list due to their trailer reliability and durable designs.

Armor Lite

For over 60 years, Armor Lite has been designing and manufacturing high-quality steel trailers. Armor Lite’s 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Missouri allows its team to ensure that the utmost quality is upheld in every build.

Each trailer by Armor Lite is 100% American-made, with a focus on unrivaled precision and detail in design. These trailers make a great choice for the commercial trucking industry due to their extreme durability and reliable design.


In business for over 100 years, Dorsey has long been a trusted name in the commercial trailer industry. Dorsey trailers are designed by skilled craftsmen in Elba, Alabama. Each trailer is carefully designed to ensure that it can meet the rigors of the road. Throughout every step of the design and build process, Dorsey believes in putting their customer first. Backed by a dedicated dealer network, Dorsey has been able to become one of the fastest-growing platform trailer manufacturers in the country.


For over 30 years, Galyean has been designing and building acid, chemical, and fertilizer trailers. Today, Galyean also designs stock trailers, using the same protection found on its acid, chemical, and fertilizer trailers for its stock trailers.

In order to create a trailer that can hold up against such caustic environments, Galyean uses a detailed process in which its team blasts the surface of the trailer’s steel down to a near-white finish. Then, a three-step acid wash and phosphorus solution rinse is applied which cleans and etches the steel. Next, high solids, Epoxy paint is applied, followed by a superior DuPont lmron acrylic clear coat finish with added corrosion inhibitors to fight rust. The end result is an extremely durable trailer, which is far more resistant to rock chips and scratches than standard trailers.


Liddell designs and builds the best in heavy-duty trailers. Quality is at the center of everything this company does. Their world-class trailers are designed fully in-house. Liddell handles welding, painting, and servicing, ensuring quality is met in every build. Additionally, Liddell offers custom trailer builds.


When shopping for a car hauler, there is one brand that leads the way — Lohr. Lohr is actually the world’s leading designer and supplier of car haulers. This company has designed and manufactured tens of thousands of car haulers, which are in operation around the globe today.

Lohr’s biggest claim to fame is its invention of the articulated transporter and the detachable transporter.


In the oil and gas industry, Scona has established itself as the premier brand of trailers. The Scona Rig Moving trailer lineup features some of the toughest trailers available in the industry. Scona prides its business on forward-thinking, creating innovative designs with a focus on quality workmanship. With a history of performance, Scona has built its brand on a tradition of excellence.


The #1 selling dry bulk commodity trailers in North America are designed by the trusted brand of Timpte. Timpte designs its trailers to last for life. The goal of this manufacturer is to ensure that their customers don’t need to think twice about whether or not the trailer they purchased will be able to get the job done. Known for its rugged trailer designs and extreme dependability, a Timpte trailer is a quality long-term investment.


When it comes to choosing a trailer that can haul heavy equipment, Towmaster is the trusted name. Towmaster has been designing and engineering top-tier flatbed equipment trailers for over 40 years. Towmaster trailers are known to be easy to use, long-lasting, and safe.

Investing in a Towmaster is an investment in your business. Towmaster offers a wide lineup of trailers including low-deck, tilt-bed, hydraulic dump, large deck-over tag, fifth-wheel drop-deck, hydraulic tail, and lowboy hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers.

Trail King

Based out of Mitchell, South Dakota, Trail King is the leading manufacturer in North America of a complete line of trailers. Trail King designs, engineers, and manufactures its trailers to serve across numerous industries including construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Trail King trailers are known for reliability, durability, and superior performance. 

Shop Transwest for the Top Trailer Manufacturers of 2021

If you are ready to see the top trailer manufacturers of 2021, look no further than Transwest. We carry a premium inventory of commercial trailers designed for every application imaginable. Whether you need a trailer for hauling heavy equipment or a specialized tank trailer for transporting chemicals, we have you covered.

Additionally, we offer in-house financing options and our team will be happy to work with you to find the right solution for your business needs. Stop by one of our locations today to learn more.

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