How to Determine the Right Flatbed for Your Loads
We understand that it may be difficult to know what you need for your flatbed shipments.
To help familiarize you with the options so that we can prepare a flatbed quote without lots of back-and-forth, we pulled together the options below for you to consider.
The following types are the most common. The more mode choices that will work for you, the more carrier options will be available, which can lower your flatbed freight cost.
- Flatbed (open deck)
- Step deck
- Removable gooseneck (RGN)
- Step deck Conestoga
- Low boy
- Double drop
- Hot shot
It’s important to determine if tarps are needed and what sizes will cover the height of your shipments:
- Air ride
- Expedited delivery
- Project cargo
- Cross-border shipping
- Driver teams
Helpful Information for Quoting
- Weight in pounds
- Product dimensions (length x width x height)
- Product value (estimated in US dollars)
- Product name/description
- Anything else you need/we should know