Drop Decks vs. Flatbed Trucks: Which Is Your Best Bet?

If you run a business, you may often have to transport goods from one place to another. But instead of investing in expensive trucks and freight trailers, why not outsource the task to professional transporting services? Not only will this save your resources, but you can also focus on more important business operations.

Before you acquire professional services for transportation of heavy equipment, you should know about the different types of trailers. Flatbeds and drop decks are two prominent types of trailers and here are a few tips to help you decide which option will work best for you:

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Why Flatbed Trucking Is Your Go-To Option?

If you’re into the transportation business where you move heavy equipment from one place to another, you should invest in the right trailers to make your work easier. Flatbed trailers are one of the most popular heavy equipment movers that help you with your task.

Flatbed trailers work best for transporting construction materials, large equipment, and heavy machinery. Here are a few reasons why this type of trailer can be the right option for you:

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Flatbed Trailer Rollovers: How to Prevent Road Accidents

5,000 people lose their lives every year due to accidents involving flatbed trailers. These alarming statistics suggest that trailer drivers should be more careful during driving to reduce the risk of road accidents.

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While these semi-trucks have good controls, the weight of the equipment and size and speed of the vehicle lead to accidents. But with the help of the following safety tips, you can drive your trailer in a safe way and won’t endanger your own life as well as that of others:

  1. Don’t Neglect Trailer Maintenance

Flatbed trailers work best for longer routes and accidents may occur if it’s not a god shape. So, make sure your vehicle is in good condition. Check its engine, tires, and body parts on a routine basis. You can also sign a contract with a maintenance service provider for this purpose. Continue reading “Flatbed Trailer Rollovers: How to Prevent Road Accidents”

Is Transportation Factoring for Flatbed Carriers?

Is Transportation Factoring for Flatbed Carriers?
Is Transportation Factoring for Flatbed Carriers?

Is Transportation Factoring for Flatbed Carriers?

Should motor carriers utilize factoring in their day to day operations as a necessary cash flow solution? Factoring allows for immediate payment which can be handled without factoring if a carrier has a good relationship with their shippers. This can be handled in a viable network without the aid of brokers. I suppose the risk of nonpayment from some Black Hat shippers would convince a carrier to always use factoring, but just what is it doing to their bottom line?

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Is Flatbed Hauling Quotes for Flatbed Carriers?

Is Flatbed Shipping for Flatbed Carriers?
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Is Flatbed Hauling Quotes for Flatbed Carriers?

Going forward with all the HOS rule changes carriers will look for strong relationships with shippers and brokers that have a reliable network. The flatbed shipping customer and the flatbed transportation carrier must have a strong dependable relationship.

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Is Flatbed Hauling Quotes for Shippers?

As a freight broker, you are always looking for another steady shipper and how can you help those shippers gravitate towards your network of flatbed hauling solutions.

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DOWN THE ROAD: Google is paving the way for the use of driver-less cars. They have hired testers and are at the forefront of this robot driven transportation concept. After radically changing the shipping industry Amazon is testing transportation as another of its many diversification’s.

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Is Flatbed Shipping for Transportation Brokers?

A broker considering Flatbed Hauling can grow quite a business with great opportunities in the trucking business. There are so many diversified loads that require special attention, oversize transportation, heavy haul transportation and others. These loads require a knowledgeable staff to make sure the laws are followed state by state.

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