Flatbed trucks are the only option when you need to ship products or materials with certain characteristics. Heavy machinery, long or wide materials, tanks and other types of cargo cannot be shipped in a conventional container. Most companies don’t want to get involved in the logistics required when shipping heavy materials. That’s why they hire […]

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If you frequently ship heavy machinery or products or materials that require flatbed transportation, you might be considering investing in your own flatbed truck fleet. Maybe you’re thinking that in the long term you’ll save money by owning your own trucks rather than hiring a shipping company every time you need to ship. So, is […]

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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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Remember the good old bad days when you could call any shipper and arrange for exactly the transportation you needed when you needed it? In some ways, doing business might have been easier before the economic boom many are experiencing now. Why? Simply put, there was less competition for limited resources. Now that the economy […]

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For the third consecutive year, Nationwide Transportation was awarded the Zero Complaints Award from the Better Business Bureau. Nationwide Transportation is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Businesses with recognition of commitment to complete customer satisfaction. From 2016 to 2019 the Chicago-based shipping and logistics company has completed three years without a single BBB complaint. […]

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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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