Flatbed Truckload2021-08-24T14:36:18-04:00

Flatbed Truckload Freight Services

Our team can help you execute utilizing our carrier network consisting of standard flatbeds, step decks, double drops, RGN or hotshot equipment.

Flatbed is most commonly used when freight cannot fit on a standard van or when a shipper or receiver doesn’t have a dock to unload product. No matter the commodity you can be assured our flatbed team can assist you in securing the appropriate equipment for the job.

Benefits of First Call’s Flatbed Truckload Shipping Services:

  • A large network of qualified flatbed carriers
  • Multiple options of equipment based on your specific needs
  • Visibility through the customer portal

Frequently Asked Questions about Flatbed Truckload Shipping:

What is the most common flatbed trailer? 

  • While 53’ trailers are in the network, the most common is a standard legal 48’ trailer.

What are the legal maximum freight weight and dimensions for a 48’ flatbed? 

  • Weight typically maxes out at 45,000 – 48,000 lbs.  The main deck of the trailer can legally accommodate 48’ L x 102” W x 8’6” H.

How can I protect my flatbed cargo?

  • Ask your First Call Flatbed Team about tarping. The most common tarp size is 4’, but we can have carriers provide 6’ or 8’ upon request. To secure the cargo, you can request the carrier to have chains or straps to prevent shifting in transit.
Flatbed Truckload
Flatbed Truckload Standards:
  • Lengths: 48 feet
  • Widths: 102 inches
  • Freight Height Max: 102 inches
Flatbed Truckload Capacity:
  • Maximum Weight: 48,000 lbs


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