Utility Keystone Blog
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Blog Category Flatbeds
November 23, 2021
Curtain Side and a Conestoga Trailers are great options to keep your cargo protected from harsh elements, and both are an easier, safer way of tarping your load
November 18, 2021
Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Your Next Reefer Trailer. We’ll take a deep dive into how you can buy the best reefer trailer spec’d with your particular requirements and needs in mind.
Hauling Equipment on Step Decks and Flatbed Trailers. Beaver tail, ramps, and Moffett kits.
We'll answer questions like; What is a bulkhead on a flatbed? What type of bulkhead is best for my flatbed? What is a dunnage rack? What is the purpose of a lift axle?
November 16, 2021
We'll review how you can spec your flatbed trailer to maximize your load securement options. We will discuss the different options available to you from a spec standpoint regarding securing your load.
The beams on your flatbed are essentially the backbone of your trailer. A pair of longitudinal support beam sections running under the deck the length of the trailer connects the front approach plate, the suspension hangers in the rear, and all the cross members run through it. We’ll look at the different flatbed trailers, their beams.
Flatbeds are prone to damage weather top, rear, or side-loaded; here are some pointers to help prevent damage while loading your flatbed semi-trailer.
November 10, 2021
We'll review how to determine the maximum amount of weight you can haul on your flatbed trailer and options to reduce the weight.