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It isn’t often that flatbed trucks make the local news. But they sure do when they are carrying a very unusual load, a UFO for example. Yes, we know, it’s hard to believe but you can see the video evidence right on YouTube. See the link here. Okay, it wasn’t really a UFO. But it […]

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Shipping heavy machinery or large quantities of building materials is not easy. That’s why companies that produce them don’t typically handle the flatbed truck logistics themselves, but hire a shipping company with a flatbed truck fleet to handle them. Nevertheless, here are some factors that you should be aware of so you can understand your […]

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For companies that ship big items like machinery and building materials, it’s a headache to handle the shipping and logistics involved in the delivery of their products. Instead, they rely on flatbed freight shipping companies that offer flatbed trucks. Shipping is not just a matter of picking up the phone and requesting a shipping quote. […]

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Loads on flatbed trucks have to be fastened to the flatbed for safe transportation. However, in many cases, it’s also helpful to use a tarp. Flatbed tarps protect the load from the weather and provide increased fastening power and a tighter hold on the cargo. Not all loads need flatbed tarps, but if your load […]

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When transporting cargo by land, it’s important to consider the size of the products or materials you’re going to be transporting. Going over certain measurements can increase the cost of the weight or cause costly inconveniences. Companies that typically use flatbeds to transport their oversized loads would benefit from knowing the following factors. Legal limits […]

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Companies that produce products or materials of unconventional sizes, weights, or use certain specialized materials can’t always ship them using conventional trailer trucks. This includes military equipment, construction vehicles and materials, pipes and concrete prefab components, logs and lumber, farming equipment, and a wide variety of machinery and manufacturing equipment. Hiring flatbed shipping companies is […]

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Many companies overlook the difficulty of handling flatbed logistics. While it’s true that there are software and other tools to help deal with logistics, it still requires plenty of planning, organizing, and controlling; more than most companies are prepared to handle, especially if they’re doing it for their first time. Here are some of the […]

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In the era of standardization, products are shipped in square packages that can be placed one on top of each other to take advantage of the space inside a trailer truck. This shift has resulted in the reduction of flatbed shipping to the benefit of trailer truck shipping. Does this mean that companies need to […]

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