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Flatbed Trailer Ability

flatbed oversize loadFlatbed Trailers are one of the most widely used trailers in the trucking industry due to their versatility. You can load from the top, sides, or rear of the trailer making it a key asset to the flatbed trucking industry.

In addition, flatbed trailers can add sides and posts to increase their ability to haul your freight.

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Flatbed Trailer Specifications & Dimensions (transcript)

“Good morning, what we’re gonna do today is go over dimensions and use of the Flatbed Trailer. and I’ll just start from left to right.

We’ll go over the standard lengths, of a Flatbed, would be 48 feet, long. They do have 45 footers, that are for road restrictions and not very common anymore, but more in California where those laws are in effect.

Standard dock height on a Flatbed

— or, lets say standard height from the ground to the top of the trailer will be 58 inches. Standard dock height is usually about 48 [inches] or 4 feet, cause there — vans are used more for docks, so — but they have a way, a leveler, for Flatbeds to get off on a dock also.

Weight on a Flatbed runs between, anywhere from 1,000 to 48,000 pounds topped out, if you have an air-ride, sometimes you can get up to 52,000, and that’s in, you know, very limited occasions.

Utilizing a Flatbed Trailer

— is because you can overhead load it, you can side-load it with a forklift, and you can also rear load it from a dock. So they — standard width on a [Flatbed], for legal, would be 8 foot 6″, or standard trailer width is 102 [inches].


— 9 feet tall, legal, on a Flatbed, 8′ 6″ as just a rule of thumb…anything over that you’re [and you’re] gonna be over-dimensional, and you’re gonna want to get permits.

Flatbed Extendable Trailers…are available. They’re not usually utilized unless you’re hauling extra long cargo. You can haul up to 4 feet on the back-end, past the rear of the trailer, doesn’t need to be flagged. And 2 feet if there is no headache rack in the front. Most Flatbeds do have a headache rack, but if they don’t, you can go 2 feet in the front, 4 in the back, legally.

Think that’s about it for Flatbed Trailers.”

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  • Equipment

  • Length: 48′-53′
  • Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 4’10”
  • Weight: 32,000 lbs
  • Commodity

  • Length: 48′-53′
  • Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 8’6″
  • Weight: 48,000 lbs


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