A durable, dependable goosneck trailer is paramount in the hotshot industry.

Here are the top 10 Gooseneck Trailers for the Ultimate hotshot trucker!

10.) PJ Trailers Low-Pro Flatdeck with Duals (LD)

The PJ Trailers Low-Pro Flatdeck with Duals has Department of Transportation (DOT) approved reflective tape. This DOT reflective tape is legal in the United States and Canada. 

The Low-Pro Flatdeck also has 2-Dexter Oil Bath Brake Axles. It also has 2 Drop Leg Jacks. 

The Low-Pro trailer has 8 dual wheels. The dual wheels are 16 inches, 8 on 6.5 inches in a bolt pattern. 

Pros:
Powder-coat Finish.
Powder-coating gives the trailer a sleek finish, and it also lasts longer than wet paint.
 High GVWR. The GVWR is 25,000 lbs. You can haul large loads. 

 2 – Dexter Oil Bath Brake Axles. Dexter Axles are well-made and well-crafted. 

Cons: 
 Dealer-Mark Ups. You have to buy a PJ Trailer at a dealer. When you buy trailers from a dealer, there is a dealer markup. 
No Ramps. PJ’s Monster Ramps are an upgrade, and you can only get with added costs. 
  No Torque Tube. A torque tube compensates for the weight. This prevents frame fatigue and frame flex. This makes your trailer last even longer. 

Key Features: 
GVWR: 25,000 lbs.
 
12” x 19 lb. I-beam
Two 10K oil-bath Dexter Axles
Trailer is sand-blasted, acid washed, and powder-coated 

Editor’s Rating: 7/10

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9.) Load Trail Trailers GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck

The GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck has DOT approved LED lighting. This trailer has LED clearance, stop, tail, and turn lights.

The trailer has a Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure Primer with polyester TGIC gloss powder topcoat. It also has a mechanical and or chemical pretreatment for the paint to adhere to its maximum level. The trailer also has treated wood floor.

The trailer has three 7,000 lb. cambered Dexter spring 3 electric adjust brakes. The GAWR is 7,000 lbs. for each axle.

Pros:
DOT approved lights. The lights are legal all across the United States and Canada. 

 It has 3 Dexter Axles. Dexter Axles are well-crafted and made to last.
Wire Harness. This trailer has a 16 Ga. 5-Way Double Insulated Harness with a 7-way Plug.

Cons:
 Dealer-Mark Ups. You have to buy a PJ Trailer at a dealer. When you buy trailers from a dealer, there will be a dealer markup.
 No Powder-coat Finish. Powder-coat will last longer than wet paint.
Only 8′ Slide-In Ramps. The ramps are not very big, and it is not as easy to load large loads on the trailer with smaller ramps.

Key Features:
 GVWR: 21,000 lbs.
 12″ I-Beam (19 lbs/ft)
 
Three 7K cambered Dexter spring axles
 Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure Primer w/Polyester TGIC Gloss Powder Topcoat

Editor’s Rating: 7.5/10

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8.) Big Tex 25GN-HDTS, Tandem Dual Gooseneck with Hydraulic Dovetail

The 25GN from Big Tex Trailers is our heavy duty gooseneck trailer equipped with 12K axles with Dexter Adjustable suspension. The Dexter axles are heavy-duty, and they are designed for hauling your large loads.  

The Big Tex 25GN HDTS is 35′ long and has a hydraulic dovetail. The hydraulic dovetail will make it easier to load and unload your trailer. 

The 25GN has a chain box with tie-down pockets on 24″ centers, and chain spools. The trailer does have safety chains that are 3/8″ guard and 2 safety latch hooks. 

Pros: 
 Large GVWR. The GVWR is 25,900 lbs.
 DOT Approved LED Lights. The lights are legal across the United States and Canada.
Safety Chains. This trailer has 3/8” Grd. 70 with two Safety Latch Hooks.

Cons:
 Dealer Markups. There are dealer markups because you cannot buy from the manufacturer.
 No Powder-Coat Paint. Powder-coat paint lasts longer than wet paint.   
Larger Ramps Cost Extra.
Large ramps make it easier to load and unload your trailer. Larger ramps do not come standard with this trailer. 

Key Features:
 
GVWR: 25,900 lbs. 
 
12″ I-beam
 
Two 12,000 dual wheel axles
  
Quality finish is applied for a highly decorative and protective finish.

Editor’s Rating: 7.7/10

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7.) Load Trail GH16 Gooseneck Heavy Duty with Hydraulic Dovetail 

The Load Trail GH16 has a mechanical and chemical pretreatment for maximum paint adhesion and a finishing coat and primer. The primer is Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure primer with polyester and TGIC powder topcoat. 

It has two cambered Dexter spring axles. Dexter axles are quality axles, and these axles can hold 8,000 lbs. a piece. 

The trailer also has spring suspension. Trailer springs are essential to a trailer, and this Load Trail trailer has multi-leaf slipper spring.

Pros:
 DOT Approved Lights. The lights are legal all across the United States and Canada.
 Wire Harness. This trailer has a 16 Ga. 5-Way Double Insulated Harness with a 7-way Plug.
Safety Chains. The chains are 18,800 Lb 5/16 x 36 G#70.

Cons: 
 Dealer Markups. You have to buy this trailer from a dealership. 
 Low GVWR. The GVWR is only 16,000 lbs. 
No Powder-coat Finish.The powder coat finish lasts longer than wet paint. 

Key Features:
 
GVWR: 16,000 lbs.
 12″ I-Beam (14 lbs/ft)
Two 8K cambered Dexter axles
 Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure Primer w/Polyester TGIC Gloss Powder Topcoat

Editor’s Rating: 8/10

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6. Gatormade 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck

The Gatormade 24.9K Tandem Axle Gooseneck is a professional quality trailer that has been engineered to provide dependable, and long-lasting service. The tandem dual is great for hotshot and freight services.

The 24.9K Tandem comes standard with 40 inches (W) x 60 inches (L) ramps with power assist up and down with diamond plate bottom and ramp. Gatormade was the first trailer manufacturer to pioneer this type of ramp system. The goal was to make hauling loads of all sizes safe and convenient.  

It also has all LED lighting with a light bar on top of the headboard. The light bar keeps the trailer well-lit, and it gives you the possibility to work on your trailer at night. In addition to the light bar, the 24.9K tandem trailer also has safety steps and large handles that make it safer and more accessible to step on to your trailer. 

Pros:
 Factory direct sales. Buying from the manufacturer means there are no dealer markups. You are getting the trailer at a wholesale price, and this is a great value. 
 Department of Transportation (DOT) approved light and marking package. The lights and markings are legal all across the United States and Canada. This means you do not have to pay extra to be up to DOT standards. This also gives you peace of mind knowing your trailer is lit and marked correctly. 
 Torque tube. The torque tube compensates for the weight. This prevents frame flex and frame fatigue, and your trailer will last longer. 

Cons:
 One Factory Location. Depending on where you are located, you might have to drive a long distance to the factory (located in Somerset, Kentucky), or one of their factory-direct pickup locations.
Servicing is Only Done at the Gatormade Factory. If you need to have your trailer serviced or repaired, you can only do it at the factory. 

Key Features:
 GVWR: 24,900 lbs.
 
14″ I-beam Frame
 
Two 10K Oil Bath Dexter Axles
 
Powder-coat Finish

Editor’s Rating: 8.2/10

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5.) Top Hat Trailers Heavy Hauler Gooseneck

On a 16-20′, the frame is 5X3X1/4. On a 22-24′, the frame is 6X4X5. The top rail is a 3″ square tube. The floor is 2″ of treated pine.

The trailer has DOT reflective tape. It also has sealed flush mount LED lights in rear tailboard.

The axles are Dexter cambered E-Z Lube. Dexter axles are well-crafted, and they will last a long time. The GAWR for this trailer is 7,000 lbs.

Top Hat Trailers are painted with Valspar paint. They have standard red, black, storm gray pearl metallic, indigo blue metallic, or Arizona beige pearl. There are other optional colors, but the optional colors do cost extra.

Pros:
 DOT Approved Reflective Tape. The tape is legal all across the United States and Canada.
 Flush Mounted LED Lights in the Rear Tailboard. This ensures your trailer is well-lit.
Dexter Axles.
Dexter axles are well-crafted, and they are designed to last. 

Cons:
 Dealer Markups. You have to buy this trailer from a dealership. 

 Low GVWR. The GVWR is only 14,000 lbs.
No Torque Tube. A torque tube helps strength your trailer to support all the weight. The torque tube also prevents any frame fatigue or frame flex. This will make your trailer last longer.

Key Features:
 
GVWR: 14,000
 
Frame: 5x3x1/4 on 16-20′ and 6x4x5/16 on 22-24′
Two Dexter cambered E-Z lube axles
Valspar paint and topcoat

Editor’s Rating: 8.5/10

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4.) Big Tex 20GN Economy Tandem Dual Wheel Gooseneck

The 20GN is Big Tex’s heavy-duty economy style tandem dual gooseneck. 

The trailer has multi-leaf slipper spring suspension with an equalizer, and it also has Dexter brand axles.  

There is no top rail, but there are side rails. The side rails are 5″ channel with rub rail, stake pockets on 24″ centers, and chain spools. The floor is 2″ and it made of treated wood. 

This trailer comes with a DOT approved the light package. The lights are legal all across the United States and Canada. 

Pros:
 Safety Chains. The chains are 3/8” Grd. 70 with two Safety Latch Hook. 
 Protective Finish to the Steel. The finish provides the steel with a shiny look.
DOT Approved Lights. The lights are legal all across the United States and Canada.

Cons: 
 Dealer Markups. You have to buy the trailer from a dealership. 
 No Safety Steps. The steps are on the side on this trailer, and it makes it harder to get on and off the trailer safely.
No Torque Tube. The torque tube prevents the frame of your trailer from getting fatigued. This also makes your trailer last longer.

Key Features:
 GVWR: 20,000 lbs.
 12” I-Beam
Two 10K dual wheel axles
 
Quality finish is applied for a highly decorative and protective finish. 

Editor’s Rating: 8.5/10

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3.) Gatormade 30K Tandem Axle Gooseneck Elite

The Gatormade 30K tandem dual gooseneck features a high tensile 14-inch I-beam mainframe and neck. Torque tube and under trailer frame braces that all couple to provide the industries best. The 14-inch I beam equips the trailer with more strength. It also reduces frame flex and frame fatigue, and this results in a longer life for your trailer. 

The 30K trailers feature 2 Dexter 15,000 electric brake axles and eight tandem dual 17.5-inch tires mounted on extra heavy duty wheels. This is great for hotshot truckers who need to maximize the total weight capacity of their gooseneck trailer. 

The 30K also has powder-coat paint (as all Gatormade trailers do). The paint actually gets baked on, and this is the latest process of painting in the trailer manufacturing business. Each metal piece will have paint coverage, and this will make your trailer look sleek and shiny. 

Pros:
Factory Direct Sales. 
Buying from the manufacturer means there are no dealer markups, and you are getting the trailer at a wholesale price. 

Safety Steps and Handles. The safety steps make it safer and more convenient to get on your trailer. Most trailers have a small step on the side, and it makes it harder to get on the trailer to check your load. 
 Aerodynamic Open Headboard. This protects your load. 

Cons:
 One Factory Location. Depending on where you are located, you might have to drive a long distance to the factory (located in Somerset, Kentucky), or one of their factory-direct pickup locations. 

 Servicing is Only Done at the Gatormade Factory. If you need to have your trailer serviced or repaired, you can only do it at the factory. 

Key Features:
 
GVWR: 30,000 lbs.
14″ I-beam main frame and 14″ I-beam neck
 
Two 15K drum Dexter axles
 
Powder-coat finish

Editor’s Rating: 9/10

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2.) Big Tex 22GNHD Tandem Dual Axle Gooseneck

The Big Tex 22GNHD Tandem Dual Axle Gooseneck has a treated floor with wood from a pine or douglas fir. The floor is 2″. 

The side rails are 6″ channel with rub rail, tie down pockets on 24″ centers, and chain spools. This is to ensure your load can be hauled safely. 

The steel on the trailer is cleaned to ensure a professional smooth finish. There is also a quality finish applied for a highly decorative and protective finish. 

Pros:
 Spare Tire & Wheel-Standard Equipped. No one plans on having a flat tire, but it is great that a tire is already there if you need one. This way you can get back on the road as soon as possible.  
 Torque Tube on 28′ or Longer. This will help prevent frame fatigue and frame flex.
 LED D.O.T. Approved  Lights. The lights are approved all across the United States and Canada. This gives you peace of mind knowing your truck is correctly lit.

Cons:
 Dealer Markups. 
You have to buy Big Tex trailers from a dealer. A dealership will have to mark up the trailer. 

 No Safety Steps. The steps on the trailer make it difficult for a hotshot trucker to climb onto their trailer.
No Big Ramps. When a trailer has big ramps, it makes it easier to load the trailer.

Key Features:
GVWR: 23,900 lbs. 
12″ I-beam
Two 10K dual wheel with electric brakes (oil bath) axles
Quality finish is applied for a highly decorative and protective finish. 

Editor’s Rating: 9.2/10

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1.) Gatormade 40 ft. 24.9K Freight Hot Shot Gooseneck

The Gatormade 40 ft. freight gooseneck trailer is one of the most popular hotshot trailers on the market. The design and craftsmanship make it the toughest performer. This trailer is commonly used by hotshot truckers and others in the freight industry. 

 The 40 ft. freight gooseneck has Department of Transportation (DOT) approved lighting and safety breakaway kit. The DOT lighting and safety breakaway kit is legal in every state across the United States and Canada. 

This trailer comes standard with bracing under the trailer bed. This is done with gussets from the side of the bed down to the I-beam. This prevents frame flex and frame fatigue. Your trailer can last through all the tough and heavy loads you will haul.

Pros:
 Preformed Wire Harness.
As a hotshot trucker, it is likely you will encounter harsh weather at some point. This wire harness protects the wiring for your trailer from harsh weather.

 Heavy Duty Spring Suspension. Heavy-duty spring suspension is safer than spring suspension. It also means your suspension springs will not break as easy with heavy loads. 
 14″ I-Beam. This is engineered to withstand the abuse of heavy-duty hauls. 

Cons:
 One Factory Location. 
Depending on where you are located, you might have to drive a long distance to the factory (located in Somerset, Kentucky), or one of their factory-direct pickup locations. 
Servicing is Only Done at the Gatormade Factory. If you need to have your trailer serviced or repaired, you can only do it at the factory. 

Key Features:
 GVWR: 24,900 lbs.
 
14″ I-beam main frame and 14″ I-beam neck frame
 
Two 10K Dexter oil bath brake axles
Powder-coat finish

Editor’s Rating: 9.5/10

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Editor’s Pick

GATORMADE 40 FT. 24.9K FREIGHT HOT SHOT GOOSENECK

This trailer is one of the toughest goosenecks in the market. It also comes with the following stand-out features:

  • I-Beam which makes it more stable and resistant to bending
  • Heavy duty spring suspension which is guaranteed to last long
  • Bracing under the trailer bed that prevents frame flexing and fatigue

A trailer is essential for your hotshot business. It is important to pick a brand you trust. These are some of our favorites. Let us know what your favorite trailer is, or any we may have missed by commenting down below. 

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