Flatbed Truck Rental in Columbia, MD

Flatbed trucks are built from a single chassis that consists of a cabin with a flat, level bed that does not have any sides or roof. If you need to transport large, heavy or oddly shaped cargo but do not have a vehicle that can pull a large trailer, a flatbed truck rental from COOP is a wise option to help get your cargo moved. Flatbed trucks can be articulated or rigid and are best for hauling tall and heavy or oddly-shaped cargo. If your business needs a flatbed truck rental in Columbia, download and join COOP today to find the right one for you.

Common Flatbed Truck Features

  • E-Track, other load-securing systems
  • Removable stakes and hydraulic lift gates for easy loading and unloading
  • Available air-ride suspension helps reduce cargo damage
  • Automatic transmission and power steering for easy driving
  • Many CARB compliant
  • Air-conditioned, AM/FM radio with CD
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

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Available Flatbed Truck Types

Here are some possible variations of Flatbed Truck rentals in Columbia

Logging Body

With their fixed middle beam and side support posts, logging body flatbed trucks are specially designed to carry logs. If only log length material is being transported, these flatbed trucks can be hauled using a straight truck, but a different setup and vehicle are needed for tree-length logs or multiple bunks of log length material. Often the straight trucks used with logging body flatbed trucks will have a loader attached for self-loading the logs.

Flatbed Body

The standard flatbed truck includes a flat body with no roof or sides and is widely recognized as a tow truck. Flatbed trucks are able to carry equipment that may not fit in other transportation vehicles which have enclosed cargo areas due to size constraints. The open format of flatbed body trucks also provides for easier loading and unloading, as cranes or other equipment can be used since there are no sides or roofs.

Step Deck

A step deck is a type of flatbed truck that is used to carry cargo that is extremely tall and/or heavy. These can also be called “lowboys” or “step decks”, but they are all the same design. Department of Transportation requirements limits the height of cargo that can be carried on trailers so that bridges or other infrastructure are not damaged. To continue moving this type of cargo, step decks were designed to provide a lower clearance for industrial or tall machinery to be transported.

Stake Bed Flatbed

A flatbed with removable posts or stakes mounted into joists on the side of the flatbed is called a stake bed truck. Easily removed for cargo loading or unloading, these stakes can be put back in place before transportation to ensure the cargo stays in the bed. This format is often used by farmers to haul livestock, feed, timber, and agricultural equipment.

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Truck Brands

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


If your business needs a flatbed truck to transport something, that cargo is typically very expensive. Companies want to be able to trust that the flatbed trucks they are hauling any expensive cargo on are built strong enough to carry whatever precious cargo they strap down to it. Hyundai Translead knows this, which is why the company has put so much focus on its R&D efforts since they started manufacturing transportation vehicles in 1947. Hyundai flatbed trucks are built to be extremely tough and provide versatility, value and durability for your next load of cargo.


Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is the oldest and third largest trailer manufacturer in the United States, and they have learned a lot about what it takes to make great transportation vehicles during the time they have been in business. Built with their patented crossmember system and boasting a 47,000 lbs standard coil haul package, the Utility 4000 AE model flatbed trucks can carry the weight of steel on a body built with aluminum, saving precious weight and giving you lower fuel consumption. This American-made flatbed truck comes to you from an innovative brand that is known for its durability and quality and will deliver whatever cargo you put on it safely.


Vanguard flatbed trucks are available in both lightweight steel VSF or fully aluminum models that both list 80,000 lbs distributed frame rating. While the strength alone may be something to consider, the fact that the fully aluminum model can deliver the same strength while being far lighter is a benefit that can help your pocketbook in the long run from reduced fuel costs. Both models are 48 ft long and include premium performance features that provide valuable operational savings and years of trouble-free performance.


Flatbed trucks from Freightliner are some of the most favored by drivers in the industry. The high-quality vehicles built by this brand are able to withstand the toughest trips and most difficult cargo loads around, giving them a well-respected reputation among drivers and transportation industry insiders. When it comes to design and function, Freightliner has several models of flatbed trucks with different modifications to choose the best design for your cargo.

Great Dane

Whether you prefer a sturdy model made from steel, a lightweight version made of aluminum or a combination of both, Great Dane has flatbed truck options available for whichever you desire. With an American-made quality that you know you can depend on when your cargo demands it, Great Dane manufactures flatbed trucks that can provide exactly what you are looking for. If your company is looking for a Great Dane flatbed truck rental in Columbia, download and join COOP today to choose from the available options.

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.


Because they don’t have sides attached to the bed, flatbed trucks can allow your crew fast and easy access to their landscaping equipment during stops at different customer locations during the day. With the ability to carry your heaviest equipment and tools from job to job, flatbed trucks can be an excellent choice for your landscaping needs in Columbia. Whether your landscaping business needs a large 53 ft flatbed or a smaller 48 ft flatbed truck, COOP offers options in many different sizes to find exactly what you need.


The construction industry is not known for using lightweight or fragile equipment and machinery. Unfortunately, that means the tools and equipment required to get most construction jobs done need some heavy-duty vehicles to get them to the job site. That makes flatbed truck rentals through the COOP app a wise choice for the construction industry, as you can choose any size rental that you need to get your company’s machinery and equipment to the job site. For all construction jobs big and small, the COOP app can help you find the right flatbed truck rental to get your job in Columbia done today!

Columbia, MD Businesses Using Flatbed Trucks

With the large companies in Columbia that focus on construction, scaffolding, and infrastructure, there is a lot of heavy equipment and machinery that needs to be moved around the city every day. Sometimes your company may take on a bigger job than usual, or have one of your already owned vehicles go down for service when a customer is depending on you. Thankfully, the COOP app gives you easy and fast access to flatbed trucks when you need them. If your company needs quick and temporary flatbed trucks to get your job done in Columbia, all you have to do is download the COOP app to find a fast solution today!


How much does a flatbed truck cost to rent on the COOP app?

Pricing can vary since the COOP app allows vehicle Owners to set their pricing based on our guidelines. However, the daily rental rates for flatbed trucks start from $69, and discounts are available for rentals that are longer than a week.

Are the rental rates on the COOP app competitive to other options?

Rental rates on the COOP app are very competitive compared to other options available, even at the local rental counter. Our platform offers a large assortment of flatbed truck rental options available in Columbia, depending on seasonal availability. Register on the COOP app today to find a great fit for your business needs in Columbia!

Can I use a flatbed truck to move scaffolding?

Certainly! The COOP app can help you find different sizes and brands of flatbed trucks that can haul vehicles of nearly any size or weight. Flatbed trucks are especially useful for moving heavy and oddly shaped freight. Because the cargo can be strapped into place, flatbed trucks make it much easier to haul scaffolding than other types of cargo vehicles would. Download the app and join COOP today to see what options are available for you in Columbia!

Rent Flatbed Trucks in Columbia 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.

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