How to Determine the Right Flatbed for Your Loads

Flatbed Hauling Freight Trucking Brokerage Service

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.

Flatbed Types

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)
  • Conestoga
  • 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:

  • 4-foot
  • 6-foot
  • 8-foot

Other Options

  • Chains
  • Straps
  • 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

Get a Freight Quote Today

Speak to one of our freight experts today or get a quote to start seeing how much we can lower your flatbed freight costs.

Contact us to learn more about flatbed freight broker services