Flatbed Truck Rental in Boston, MA

A flatbed truck is defined by having a flat, solid cargo bed that has no sides and no roof built around it. This bodywork style allows the operator of the vehicle to load unconventional and large cargo that wouldn’t otherwise fit into an enclosed cargo space, making it a popular choice for transporting heavy-duty or exceedingly-large cargo that is not sensitive to the elements. These trucks are an important tool for many businesses, and if you’re looking for a flatbed truck rental in Boston, Massachusetts, consider joining COOP, the truck-sharing platform that allows you to leverage the platform to rent all sorts of commercial vehicles without waiting at a counter.

Common Flatbed Truck Features

  • Maximum width for most flatbeds is 8 ft. 6 in.
  • Average load capacity of 8,600 lbs. to 26,000 lbs., depending on size
  • The cargo bed is usually made of either wooden planks or aluminum
  • Steel pillars, drop-downs, webbing straps, or ropes can be used to secure the load
  • Demountable truck options may be available for easier loading
  • Power steering, air-conditioning, and AM/FM Radio with CD

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Available Flatbed Truck Types

Here are some possible variations of Flatbed Truck rentals in Boston

Stake Bed Body

Stake bed body trucks can be rented in a variety of shapes and sizes, but what makes this type of flatbed different from a basic flatbed model is that it uses stakes (also known as upright poles) which are formed into a rectangular fence around the flatbed. This fence can help keep cargo in, making the process to secure cargo on the truck much easier. However, it still allows for the operator to be flexible in transporting cargo that might otherwise be too tall for an enclosed truck. This type of truck, due to the breathable holes the stake fence forms, is popular for transporting livestock as well.

Step Deck Flatbed

A step-deck flatbed truck, also known as a drop-deck flatbed truck, has two heights for its cargo area, unlike a traditional flatbed truck. The first height is the standard height needed to attach the bed to its truck cab, and then it drops down to the second, lower height where more cargo can be stored. This lower bed height is advantageous because it allows the truck operator to load taller cargo that might otherwise be too tall to provide proper clearance under bridges and tunnels on a regular flatbed.

Logging Bed

A logging bed flatbed truck is a variation of the flatbed used in the lumber industry to transport wood or timber. What makes this variation unique is that not only does it have stakes on the sides of the flatbed, it also has stakes in the middle of the flatbed to help keep the wood in place as the vehicle moves. Some of these flatbed variations also have more axles or stronger tires to travel across the hilly terrain timber is typically found in.

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Truck Brands

COOP offers multiple brands of rentals in Boston, check below for some potential brands for rent depending on availability.


If you are looking to rent a flatbed truck, you may see the Freightliner Business Class M2 106, or the Freightliner M2 112 as flatbed truck rental options. Freightliner was founded in 1942, and they have dedicated themselves to always being innovative. Due to Feightliner’s dedication and record of producing quality trucks, Freightliner has become the best-selling brand of heavy-duty trucks in North America today, making them a great choice for Renters looking to meet their flatbed truck rental needs in the Boston, Massachusetts area.


The Isuzu NQR and the Isuzu NPR are two flatbed truck rental options you may find when searching for available flatbed truck rentals with COOP in Boston, Massachusetts. Isuzu is a Japanese company that has a primary market focus on manufacturing commercial diesel-powered trucks. Originally founded in 1916, this brand has over a century of experience manufacturing the vehicles we rely on today, making them a great choice for your flatbed truck rental needs.


Hino (formal name Hino Motors, Ltd.) is a Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Established in 1942, Hino is a subsidiary of Toyota, and it benefits from having the resources and expertise of its older parent company. Hino is a trusted manufacturer with proven results, and they’d be happy to meet your flatbed truck rental needs with any of their great models like the Hino 258 or the Hino 338.

Flatbed Truck Uses

The truck rented on COOP can be used for any of your business needs. Here are some examples of the types of uses for Flatbed Trucks rented on COOP.


Oftentimes, vehicles or other hazards may be parked in a spot that is either illegal or troublesome for the owner of the property that this vehicle or hazard will sit on. As such, being able to rely on tow-truck drivers that can carefully store and haul away the hazard in their vehicle is important. Flatbed trucks are some of the best options for securing a vehicle because they can safely fit the entire vehicle on their bed, which also minimizes the risk of damage to the vehicle.


Construction companies often need to transport large loads of building materials or tools that would otherwise be too large for a box truck or another type of enclosed truck vehicle to transport, making the flatbed instrumental to this industry’s success. If you have a construction business or are doing some work around your house or someone else’s, consider how the flatbed truck rental might benefit you in Boston, Massachusetts.


Landscaping companies, similar to construction companies, can greatly benefit from flatbed truck rentals or any of the variations available. Because the flatbed truck typically has no sides or sides with no roof, this allows for multiple people to load the truck from multiple angles. As a result, these trucks can allow an entire gardening team to load their landscaping job remnants simultaneously, allowing for the quickest efficiency in completing jobs.

Boston, MA Businesses Using Flatbed Trucks

Many local Boston, Massachusetts landscaping companies rely upon flatbed trucks that can easily be loaded from all sides by their workers on job sites. These durable trucks help them haul away shrubs, tree branches, and other debris that would otherwise litter roads or pathways, keeping the city of Boston, Massachusetts beautiful for its residents.


Where can I rent a flatbed truck in Boston, Massachusetts?

COOP’s convenient truck-sharing platform allows you to flexibly rent a flatbed truck in Boston, Massachusetts without you ever waiting at a rental counter. As soon as you finish registering with your active DOT # on COOP, the power to rent your next commercial vehicle needs lies in the palm of your hands.

How much does it cost to rent a truck in Boston, Massachusetts?

There are various trucks available to be rented with COOP, and all these different types of trucks have different price points. However, your flatbed truck rental options can start from as low as $69 per day.

Can you guarantee me a certain brand of rentals?

No, COOP isn’t able to guarantee the availability of any specific type of truck or brand, but there are typically multiple brands available to choose your rental from.

Rent Flatbed Trucks in Boston with COOP

Step 1

Create a free account with COOP. You will need to be approved based on insurance requirements and operating authority standards.

Step 2

From the available truck options, make your selection then send a request. After the request is made your truck will be reserved for you and you will have to wait for the owner to accept it.

Step 3

Submit a reservation request for the truck of your choice. You will then receive a confirmation containing all the pickup information you need. Payment will be made at pickup via credit card.

When you pick up the truck, it is important to take pictures. This will protect you in case the owner assumes you caused any damage in return.

About COOP

COOP is an online platform that enables sharing and renting of trucks. It connects businesses that have idle trucks with those that need to rent them.

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