A flatbed has a solid bed. There is no roof and no fixed sides. To retain the load there are often low sides which may be hinged down for loading, as a 'drop-side' truck. A 'stake truck' has no sides but has steel upright pillars, which may be removable, used to retain the load. A side kit still allows the flat deck to be loaded and unloaded with a crane, grapple and excavator from the top, a useful advantage. Once the tarp or netting is removed the freight is easily accessible. A flat deck quickly becomes dynamic, allowing it to carry many different types of loads. If there is a sensitive load that needs to be transported, a flat deck can be quickly be converted to deliver the load safely.
Versatility: These trailers are an ideal choice for many businesses to transport goods and cargo as you can transport a variety of different goods.
Capacity: Flatbed Trucks have a larger carrying capacity than the everyday traditional truck trailers, making them ideal for transporting larger or heavier cargo and goods.
Safety :Because the cargo is carried on a level platform, it is less likely to shift or fall during your transport, making for a safer transporting journey.
Easy Loading/Unloading: With a flatbed trailer, goods can be easily loaded and unloaded without having to worry about clearance issues. This type of trailer is one of the best options if you want to haul freight of large or bulky items that might not fit on a standard trailer.
Shipping Cost Savings: You can save on fuel costs because the weight of the item being transported is distributed across a larger area. You can also avoid having to hire more specialized trucking trailers and drivers to transport your load.
Extra Convenience: The convenience of a flatbed trailer is that it can transport taller goods and taller goods with ease from the shipping point to drop off compared to a dry van trailer or larger trailers.