How Many Cubic Yards Does a Dump Truck Hold?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 1:32:46 PM ET
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Due to the varying sizes and haul capacities of dump trucks, load sizes vary greatly and can range from a few cubic yards to hundreds of cubic yards, depending on the truck in question and the material being hauled. Typically, a tandem dump truck can hold up to 18 cubic yards of material.

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However, there are different sizes of truck beds, which greatly affects the amount of material able to be hauled. Weight is also a factor, as trucks are loaded according to weight and not volume. If the material is heavy, the bed may not be filled to volume capacity in any one load.