Flatbed shipping solutions

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Flatbed Shipping Services

Consistent capacity for your scheduled or surge flatbed freight

Have bulky freight that won’t fit into a dry van or that needs to be loaded from the side? ArcBest® has the capacity and expertise to get it moving on the right equipment, when and where you need it.  

Through our nationwide network of local, regional and long-haul carriers, you’ll have access to standard and specialized flatbed equipment across the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Call on us to deliver to job sites, businesses or residential areas on time and intact, so you don’t keep your customers waiting.    

The expertise and insights to deliver when, where and how you need it 

Flatbed shipments often require increased safety and security procedures and a knowledgeable customer support team. ArcBest delivers. We pre-qualify each carrier — verifying a high safety rating, active DOT authority and current cargo and liability insurance — saving you the expense and time required to set up new carriers and vendors.  

Here’s what else you’ll get with ArcBest flatbed solutions:  

  • Service to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico (with bilingual staff available) 

  • Dedicated account management and expertise 

  • One contact to secure multiple trucks 

  • 24/7 online shipment tracking 

  • Load monitoring and shipment status updates 

  • Transloading available 

And we’ll help coordinate the details. From tarps and straps to special permits and escort vehicles — we’ve got you covered, and it’s all included in your quote.  

Have questions about moving heavy loads? Learn more about heavy haul trucking

Expand your reach with multiple flatbed equipment options  

Industries like manufacturing, construction, automotive, energy and entertainment have unique shipping challenges that not everyone understands or can handle. Leverage the expertise of the ArcBest team to get the right equipment for your shipments at the right price. Open-deck options available for your heavy haul, over-dimensional and palletized freight include: 

  • Standard flatbed trailers 

  • Step deck (drop deck) trailers 

  • Double drop trailers 

  • Removable gooseneck trailers 

  • Extendable flatbeds 

  • Contestoga® trailers 

  • Curtainside trailers 

Learn more about each of these flatbed trailer types

Get your flatbed freight moving with ArcBest 

The ArcBest customer solutions team will learn about your business and delivery requirements to create a solution that gets your flatbed shipments moving safely, securely and efficiently. Fill out the form above to connect with us today!