Monthly Archive: November 2017

5 Things about Flatbed Trucking You Might Not Know

Upon graduating from CDL school, new truck drivers have quite a few choices for pursuing their careers. Some will move right into dry goods vans; others will concentrate on temperature-controlled trucking or hauling petroleum products; still others will choose to go the flatbed route. Unfortunately, many new drivers avoid flatbeds because they misunderstand what flatbed trucking is all about.

The primary difference between flatbed driving and hauling dry vans and reefer trailers are the trailers themselves. A flatbed is obviously not a self-contained trailer with four walls and a roof. That means flatbed drivers have some extra cargo control concerns …