Flatbed trailers are open on all sides. This makes it easy to load and unload cargo. Also, they are mostly used for the transportation of large loads that are cumbersome to carry using enclosed trailers.
Extendable flatbeds are an upgrade of flatbeds and are also called flatbed stretch trailers. While they carry freight too large for standard flatbeds, they ensure that the loads do not overhang during transportation. They can haul loads of up to 43,000lbs, which can be as high as 8.6 feet. They can also be as long as 80ft and have a maximum width of 8.6ft.
The maximum length for double drops is 29ft, and a maximum legal freight height of 11.6ft. Also, the maximum freight weight for double drop trailers is usually 42,000lbs. The part used to haul freight is known as a well, which connects the front and the back deck of the trailer. The measurements of the front, well, and back deck of the trailer vary in terms of the length, width and height of the freight they carry.
Standard Flatbed Trailer
Standard flatbed trailers are popular flatbeds which usually measure about 53ft in length and 8.6ft in width. These flatbed trailers and can haul loads of up to 48,000lbs limited to 8.6ft in height. They are designed to reduce the hassle of loading and unloading cargo since it can be loaded from either of the sides or the top.
Stretch Single-Drop Deck
The main deck of a stretch single-drop deck can be as long as 63ft and as wide as 8.6ft. The main deck can also carry freight with a maximum height of 10ft and as heavy as 45,000lbs. The front deck has a maximum length and width of 10ft and 8.6ft respectively and can haul freight with a maximum height of 8.6ft.
Iveco was founded in 1975 and is a subsidiary company of CNH industrial. Its headquarters are situated in Turin,Italy, and Iveco flatbeds are undeniably some of the best when compared with other brands.
Timpte Inc was started in 1980 and has been a top trailer manufacturing company since then. It has focused on producing reliable, quality, and efficient flatbed trailers which gives them a competitive advantage over competitors. The company is headquartered in David City in Nebraska and has other sales offices in different countries.
Kenworth operates under its parent company, Paccar. The company is always constantly improving on its output, which is one of the major reasons it is the best at what it does. The company was started in 1923, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Some of its subsidiaries include Inland Kenworth ltd, GreatWest Inland ltd, Inland Kenworth, and Kenworth Toronto ltd.
Building and Construction Materials
Materials used in building and construction, eg, metal piping, cranes, I-Beams, and steel frames, etc, are usually hauled by flatbed trailers. Most of these construction and building materials are oddly shaped and hence can only be hauled using flatbed trailers.
The design of flatbed trailers make them ideal for forestry and landscaping applications. They can be used to carry equipment, tools, whole trees, and logs. Also, while a lot of items used in the forestry industry are heavy-duty, flatbeds come in different configurations which make it easy to hauls this equipment efficiently. In addition, they have aids that make it easy to secure freight during transportation.
Tall Freight Haulage
Most flatbed trailers are used for the transportation of tall freight. Flatbeds do not have sides or a roof and that is why they are the best for hauling items that are taller than standard freight. They have the right features to enable them to carry a really tall freight without violating any road safety rules and regulations.
When tires become worn out and can’t be used anymore, they are distributed for recycling. Old tires are compressed to make bales in which they are transferred in, and these bales are heavy duty. To move them from the yard to the recycling point, they are out in bales. Flatbed trailers are then used to haul these bales to their respective destinations where they can be used for other purposes.
Construction businesses in Arlington are a great fit for trailer rentals. These trailers are available on the COOP website and come in different types. Some of the equipment used in construction are tall and cannot fit in most standard trailers, but with flatbed trailers contractors can get most work done.