You’ve likely heard the term flatbed used to describe either a trailer or a category of trucking. It’s one of the most widely-used methods to haul cargo because of its versatile design and middle-of-the-road cost, but what exactly makes flatbed shipping so enticing?
As the name implies, these are flat, one dimensional trailers suitable for wide and oversized items. Categorized as heavy haulers, flatbed transportation carriers utilize flatbeds for transporting the heaviest of cargo – sometimes employing those with removable goosenecks (RGN) because of their ability to mobilize the heaviest of hauls.
There’s more than just one type of flatbed trailer. The size, structure, and weight of the item being hauled will determine the type of flatbed required:
Flatbed trucking has gained popularity because of its ability to move over-dimensional freight. A variety of items can be transported via flatbed such as lumber, tools, heavy machinery, as well as essential materials required for construction-related work. Loading and offloading can be performed easily when compared to enclosed trailers, making it safer and more time-efficient. Due to the fact that a dock is not required for loading and unloading, flatbed transportation companies appreciate the flexibility they provide to their customers.
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