Flatbed Trucking: Industry Trends

  • Flatbed Trucking

The use of flatbed trucking services is on the rise. Because flatbed shipping companies can offer a variety of transportation and shipping options, the demand for flatbed transportation has been increasing – even pre-pandemic – and continues today. Available in various formats, flatbeds are used in ground, air, rail, and ocean transport – especially when cargo is oversized and requires the assistance of heavy machinery for loading and unloading. The trend for increased demand of flatbeds can be attributed to a multitude of factors.

Construction

With the construction sector in the North America growing, there comes a high demand for materials and other machinery that only flatbed transportation companies can move. These materials include wood, steel, metal, tractors, and more. As some freight can only be transported this way, flatbed transportation services are often the only option available.

Crude Oil

Because import and construction sectors are seeing increased growth, we are now seeing a rise in the demand for crude oil. Naturally, we are also seeing a surge in transportation of oil-based goods, which requires flatbeds to move materials necessary to meet industry demands – in particular, oil drums and containers.

Consumer Demand

As the Covid-19 pandemic begins to wane, the consumer market will soon dictate an even greater demand for goods. Already, we are seeing retailers address demand by ordering larger shipments of items that only flatbed transportation companies can handle. As more and more consumers are choosing to buy large furniture items and building materials online, many companies are utilizing flatbed trucking services to help fulfill order increases from their online retail channels.

Flatbed Transportation Companies

Whether the increase in flatbed trucking services continues, remains to be seen. However, choosing the right flatbed trucking and shipping company is essential and MGA International Logistics is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s best flatbed transportation carriers. For over 20 years, we have provided exceptional shipping and logistic services for clients all over North America, while delivering exceptional service that sets us apart from the competition. Our professionally-trained and licensed drivers are dedicated to securing and fulfilling all of your transportation needs. For more information, or to request a quote, please reach out to one of our knowledgeable team members who can assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

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