Are you in the process of looking for a new addition to your fleet of transport vehicles? If you’re in need of hauling solutions that allow you to keep up with increasing demand and set your company up for future success, flatbed trailers are a fantastic investment to supercharge your efficiency. Kingpin Trailers is proud to supply solutions from top manufacturers like Mac Trailer across each of our locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Read on to 4 key elements you should look at when buying a flat deck trailer below!

1. Size

It comes as no surprise that size plays a big role in influencing your transportation purchases. Consider where your areas of highest demand are, as well as where you’d like to expand your capabilities for future transport. Then, consider the kinds of cargo you routinely haul as well as their associated container size. If you consistently deal with 20-40 footers, you’ll have your target size in mind, but if your loads vary, it’s likely best to look for extendable flat deck trailers.

2. Load Capacity

Similar to above, another main consideration will be the predominant load size of your cargo. You’ll want to be aware of all local weight regulations (include in regions where you transport), and choose from models that fit accordingly. Many flatbed trailers range in capacity from 10-80 tons, and for those needing to haul heavier loads, additional axles will help distribute weight accordingly.

3. Axles

In addition to playing keep role in weight distributions, being aware of the axles on any given unit is crucial to regulation compliance. The US and Canada have different requirements pertaining

Just like there are laws regulating the load capacity of trailers, there are also laws governing the configuration of axles. Therefore, when designing or considering different axle configurations, choose options that are permissible. Also, ensure that whatever you select will support not only the weight of your cargo but the type of wheel assembly you prefer. Purchasing the correct and legal axle configuration will ensure that your trailer remains useful for years to come.

With these factors in mind, you should be able to make a more educated, decision when purchasing a flatbed trailer and find the right fit for your hauling needs.

Flatdeck Trailers at Kingpin

Kingpin Solutions carries a wide range of hauling products for our clients, including solutions from MAC, XL Specialized Trailer and Doonan Trailers. Standard flatbed units carried by Kingpin include wide load lights, dunnage racks and toolkits, along with the option for customization upon request. Learn more about our available stock as well as our repair and maintenance services by contacting our team today.