Flatbed Shipping

Safely Move and Monitor Any Flatbed Shipment in North America

As the largest industrial 3PL provider, flatbed shipping is at PLS’ core.

Flatbed trailers are a common type of equipment that allows over-dimensional freight shipments. Flatbed is an open type of trailer with sides and no roof, therefore, it is not protected from external influence. Flatbed shipping is common among industrial shippers that move bulky equipment, machinery, steel, pipes, rigs, and other freight of unusual sizes and shapes. Industrial freight is our specialty, so you can be confident your flatbed shipment will be handled by a team of seasoned industrial professionals.

Accurate dimensions and shipment information are extremely important when it comes to flatbed shipping. Flatbed trailers are versatile, but this kind of shipping requires precise dimensions in order to move your freight safely and on-time. In most cases, over-dimensional flatbed trailers can handle freight up to 160 feet long, 18 feet tall, 18 feet wide and about 200,000 pounds.

It is important to know that flatbed shipping does not suggest freight protection from weather conditions. If your freight is perishable or vulnerable to external factors like rain, wind, or snow, flatbed shipping may not serve your needs.

Benefits of Flatbed Shipping with PLS

CAPACITY
PLS Logistics Services has partnered with more than 45,000 qualified carriers throughout North America. We have one of the most extensive flatbed networks in the industry, allowing us to secure the capacity necessary to handle all of your flatbed shipping needs. Our flatbed shipping experts can move your freight regardless of its size. If your shipment is too wide or too heavy for a liftgate and needs machinery or cranes for unloading – we can move it. Also, if it is going to a destination without a loading dock, and requires side unloading, PLS can handle it.

COLLABORATION
PLS’ flatbed shipping experts have the tools and relationships to obtain capacity and move your freight safely and on-time. Whether you need regularly contracted flatbed deliveries, a spot shipment or a long haul, we will help you choose the most efficient route and the best flatbed trailer for your freight. We are the experts in flatbed shipping with over two decades of experience. Let us focus on your flatbed freight shipments while you focus on your core business objectives.

TRAILER TYPES

  • Flatbed
  • Step Deck
  • Double Drop
  • Side Kit
  • Conestoga
  • Hot Shot
  • Multi-Axle

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Refrigerated Shipping

We know that if refrigerated shipments aren’t kept at their required temperature and aren’t monitored for timely transport, there are significant risks involved, both in terms of cost and safety.
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Technology

Our transportation management system provides you with real-time freight track and trace capabilities. Real-time notifications let you, your customer and your vendor know when your freight will be arriving.
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Dry Van Freight Services

Find the perfect carrier for every load through PLS’ extensive carrier network. With more than 45,000 qualified carriers, we secure capacity with the safest and most reliable trucking companies in the industry.

Volume & Partial Shipments

Our systems are optimized to ensure you get the best rates and the most efficient solution for your volume-based shipping quotes and partial shipments. Because your shipping needs are unique, we know that flexible quoting options and custom solutions are required to optimize your supply chain.
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