Our company uses flatbed trailers to ship items for standard freight shipping. Through our own assets and a nationwide network of local, regional and long-haul carriers, Behne Inc. offers secure, efficient flatbed trucking services for freight of all sizes.
A stepdeck or dropdeck trailer is similar to the standard flatbed, but it features a lower deck. The lower deck on these trailers allows for hauling taller loads that can’t be transported on a standard flatbed. It is commonly used for hauling loads like machinery, tractors, containers and heavy freight up to 10 feet tall.
A double drop trailer is commonly used for oversized freight over 10 feet tall. It’s designed with a “well” that dips below the trailer axles, with space ranging from 25 to 29 feet. This type of trailer is ideal for transporting items like construction equipment, vehicles and forklifts.
An oversize load (or overweight load) is a load that exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size and/or weight limits for a specified portion of road, highway or other transport infrastructure, such as air freight or water freight. There are also load per axle limits. However, a load that exceeds the per-axle limits, but not the overall weight limits, is considered overweight.