FLATBED SHIPPING PROCESS

Flatbed Shipping is the cornerstone of our expertise at JLA Services. An effective way to transport a wide range of primarily industrial goods, flatbed shipping requires specialized knowledge and should be managed with detailed execution. Below is everything you need to know about flatbed shipping and why aligning yourself with a responsible, reliable partner is vital.

FLATBED SHIPPING PROCESS

Flatbed shipping is a core specialty that anchors our operations. Tailored for the efficient transportation of various industrial goods, flatbed shipping demands distinct expertise and precise execution. On this page, we present an in-depth guide to flatbed shipping, emphasizing the critical value of aligning with a trustworthy and reliable partner like us.

Common Flatbed Commodities

Steel and other
metals in various
forms

Building products:
wallboard, block,
lumber, plywood

Machinery

Mulch and soil

Over-dimensional and
overweight freight

Shipping Containers

Types of
Trailers

Flatbed

Step Deck

Conestoga

Lowboy

Double Drop

Gooseneck

Side Kit

Load Securement
is Critical

The driver is responsible for safely securing the load and meeting DOT requirements

Dispatchers must communicate to the driver the correct equipment to haul the commodity. This can complicate the load-matching process relative to other modes

Logistics professionals need specialized knowledge in order to prevent issues.

Securement
Equipment

Chains

Straps

Binders

Tarps

J-hooks

Pipe Stakes

Dunnage

HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM WORKING WITH A FLATBED LOGISTICS PROFESSIONAL?

Experienced professionals can help you access the appropriate specialized equipment at a reasonable price and within the appropriate time constraints. The experts at JLA Services will match your freight with a qualified and experienced carrier meeting all of your securement needs.

The JLA
Services
Difference

  • We use state-of-the-art technology to maintain transparency on the status of your load. Progress of shipments can be communicated as often or as little as requested.
  • Deep insight into flatbed markets.
  • A strong working relationship with shipping facilities and dedicated carriers.

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