Are you planning on expanding your fleet in 2022? With shipping and transport at an all-time high demand-wise, making sure you have the best equipment on hand is essential to guaranteeing the success of your business. Kingpin Trailers is proud to be one of Western Canada’s leading suppliers of transport solutions, including trailers, parts, and repair services, Kingpin Trailers is proud to partner with major haulers throughout the region. Below, we’ll discuss what you need to keep in mind when looking at flat decks trailers, one of the most versatile hauling solutions on the market today. Read on to learn more!
Why Consider Flat Deck Trailers
Flat deck trailers (also referred to as flatbeds) are an exceptional addition to any hauling fleet and offer plenty of benefits thanks to their versatile nature. Flatbeds give you ample loading space, can accommodate a wide variety of load types, are low maintenance, and give you the ability to haul everything from standard pallets to heavy equipment, automobiles, and more. If you’re looking to add a “jack of all trades” to your lineup, flatbeds are a fantastic, well-rounded, solution!
What to Consider When Buying a New Trailer
Adding to your fleet is a big investment, so you’ll want to take the time to consider a few different aspects before putting money down. Core factors you’ll want to keep in mind include:
Size and Load Capacity
When considering what to add to your fleet, one of your biggest things to look at is the size of trailers available. Each hauler will have unique needs depending on the kind of cargo you transport regularly, as well as the markets you’re looking at expanding into, so you’ll want to keep both aspects front of mind when looking at trailers. Consider the general sizes of your cargo, weight capacities, and what sizes will work best. Whether you need the standard 20-40ft trailer or an extendable model, Kingpin has what you need in stock across our four locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg!
Durability, Versatility, and Value
There’s no shortage of trailers on the market, but not every model will check the boxes to give you what you need in the long term. When you’re looking at different options, you’ll want to consider things like brand reputation, quality of materials used, dealer expertise, cost, and overall return on investment. At Kingpin, we know how important it is to get the most out of your equipment, and that’s why we choose to partner with the top brands in the business, including Hyundai, Doonan, XL, and more.
If you haul throughout North America, you already know how important it is to consider the different axle regulations that exist south of the border. Make sure that any flat decks you consider align with the legal axle configurations and bridge laws associated with your cargo and you’ll have fewer headaches on the road down the line.
Finally, a good fleet manager knows that buying a new trailer is never just a question of meeting your needs today. You need to be able to think ahead to the future and consider the overall capacities, capabilities and needs of your current fleet, as well as how you plan to expand in the future. If you’re wondering how to best build your fleet, Kingpin’s experts are happy to partner with you to discuss your current and future needs and to find the right fit for your needs.
Flatdeck Trailers at Kingpin
Kingpin Solutions is pleased to offer a wide range of hauling products for our clients across Western Canada, including solutions from Hyundai, XL Specialized Trailers and Doonan Trailers. Standard flatbed options on units carried by Kingpin include wide load lights, dunnage racks and toolkits, along with the option for more customization upon request. Learn more about our available stock as well as our repair and maintenance services by contacting our team today.