As we know, lorries can frequently be seen on Singapore roads. These are vehicles that are often used to transport cargo or goods from one place to another.
There are also various types of lorries such as lorry with open top, with canopy, with box or even with crane.
While there may be many other types of vehicles used to transport goods or products such as vans, container trailers etc, these are some the more frequently used and seen lorries used by companies.
Types of Lorries Frequently Used
10 Feet Lorry
10 feet or 10 footer lorries are rigid frame vehicles that are used to move goods or products that are not very long or bulky from one place to another. They are commonly used by businesses to move goods or products around.
10 feet lorries may come with open top, with canopy or with box. However, do note that for certain buildings, there may be certain vehicle height restrictions and certain lorries with box may not be able to access.
Most 10 feet lorries with open top are usually able to access hdb multi-storey car parks with no problems.
14 Feet Lorry
14 feet or 14 footer lorries are rigid frame vehicles used by companies for larger goods or products which may not fit into a 10 feet lorry. Examples of such items are long metal products or piping which tend to be longer.
14 feet lorries may require higher vehicle clearance height and may not be able to access certain types of parking spaces within buildings.
24 Feet Lorry
24 feet lorries or 24 footer lorries are rigid frame vehicles that are suitable for transporting larger goods or cargo. They may also come with canopy. Some 24 feet lorries are also installed with cranes to allow for easier loading and unloading.
24 feet lorries are longer and it may be a good idea to check whether the warehouse or factory allows such vehicle to access. For certain buildings, 24 feet lorries may be allowed on the ground floor but may not be able to ramp up to the upper floors due to the limited turning radius of the ramp or there may be certain height restrictions for vehicles. This is especially true for B1 industrial buildings which are usually meant for clean and light manufacturing where only certain types of vehicles are able to ramp up and have direct vehicular access to the unit.
B2 industrial, on the other hand, tend to allow larger vehicles to access the building premises or even have direct access to the unit but it would still depend on the design and management of the building.
Besides these lorries, there are also food catering trucks and refrigerated trucks which are usually used by food businesses.
It is always advisable to check on which types of vehicles are allowed within the industrial space so that deliveries can be done on time without any delays.