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Trailer is way more bigger than a semi-trailer.

Common misconception between a trailer and a semi-trailer.

Technically, a trailer has wheels in front and rear and is hitched to a pulling vehicle (car,truck,etc.)

A semi- trailer only has wheels in the rear and is hitched to a pulling vehicle (car,truck,etc.)

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