What Is a Bobtail Truck?
In the trucking industry, there are three types of “bobtail trucks.” The first type of bobtail truck is a semi-truck that doesn’t have a trailer attached. This is also known as simply a semi-truck, and truckers will often say they’re “running bobtails.”
The second type of bobtail truck is one in which every axle on the truck is attached to the same chassis. These are typically small- to medium-sized trucks, such as a bobtail delivery truck or a bobtail dump truck. In some cases, you don’t even need a special license to drive this kind of bobtail truck.
The third type of bobtail truck simply refers to a straight propane truck. In some cases, a bobtail truck fits the last two categories: a small truck with a specifically-designed small tank attached to the back of the vehicle.
Any and all of these types of bobtail trucks can be dangerous to other drivers. Depending on what they’re hauling, the load may be uneven, and it could even be explosive. If you’re injured in an accident with a bobtail truck, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the truck accident lawyers at Auger & Auger today by calling (855) 969-5624 or contacting us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.