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A Flatbed trucking company is a universal shipping solution. Industrial materials are shipped all over the nation with flatbeds or ‘straight trucks’. Flatbed also can haul over-sized and over-weight freight that will not work on other trailers. For instance a ‘van’ or enclosed trailer normally only scales 42 thousand pounds, a flatbed can haul up to 53 thousand pounds. A van can only haul the enclosure space it’s designed for. Flatbeds are open so there is no size restriction.
Legal hauling sizes and weights for flatbeds are as follows. 8 foot 6 inches wide – 8 foot tall and 48 to 54 ifeet long for most states and highways. If the cargo dimensions are over the standard legal load size and weight. In many states in the U.S., over-sized or over-weight loads are those items or containers bigger than 8 feet 6 inches in width, or over 48,000 pounds.
Customers use this type of trailer when it’s important to get to the load from all sides of the trailer. A flatbed trailer has a completely flat, level ‘bed’ with no sides or roof. This allows quick and easy access. Cranes, forklifts and all types of loading equipment can be utilized to load flatbeds.
Types of freight – We know which trailer is right.
Flatbed trailers transport any cargo that doesn’t fit in a dry van. As a rule of thumb, flatbeds can carry almost anything that can be stacked or strapped down. Flatbed trailers can have removable side railings or kits that enable them to carry sand and gravel. A bulkhead protects the semi-tractor in front in case the load on the trailer shifts forward. Now worries- our decades of experience will get the right trailer at the right price. Use our quick quote trailer matching tool.
See our State Permits guidelines with links to each state for more information about shipping rules for over-sized or over-weight loads.
Whether this is your first-time shipping freight, or you are a seasoned veteran, we are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Welcome to the world of flatbed freight transportation!
Examples of cargo that may need flatbed trailers for transport
- Construction Equipment, Cranes, Bulldozers
- Farm Equipment, Combines and Tractors
- Large Industrial Machinery
- Military Equipment
- Prefabricated Buildings
- Long Steel Pipes
- Mining Equipment and Supplies
- Oil Field Supplies
- Pallets & Skids