FreightMonster Flatbed Trucking Solutions
Flatbed trucking is a large part of the trucking industry.
Flatbed trucking may be the shipping solution you need. Building supplies, over-sized and over-weight freight will most likely need flatbed trucking services.
Freight is over-size when its 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.
Flatbed trailers transport over-sized items that don’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.
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