The Versatility and Tarp Protection of Flatbed Trucking

With the different types of flatbed trailers, there is a transport solution for almost every heavy or unusual haul you may need. At Great Western Transportation, we have the logistic experts to help you get your oversized construction equipment and variable-sized materials moved with care. Safety is one of our top concerns. While we source with the best trucking operators, our team stays up-to-date on all the rules and regulations of the industry.

Secure Moves are Top Priority

Securing loads is a priority in the trucking industry. As of the beginning of this year, new “Cargo Securement Rules” took effect, as laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). “The intent of the new requirements is to reduce the number of accidents caused by cargo shifting on or within, or falling from, commercial motor vehicles operating in interstate commerce, and to harmonize to the greatest extent practicable U.S., Canadian, and Mexican cargo securement regulations.”

Securing Flatbed Hauls with the Addition of Tarps

No matter the transportation method, avoiding cargo shifts is the ultimate goal. While chains and tie-downs hold equipment and materials in place, another layer of protection is through heavy-duty tarps. As there are different types of flatbed trailers, there are also different types of flatbed tarps, as explained in detail at U.S. Cargo Control. In addition to assisting in cargo securement, flatbed tarps offer protection from environmental influences, such as high winds and inclement weather.

Let Great Western Maneuver Every Flatbed Haul

There are multiple factors to consider when transporting heavy and usual loads.  When you partner with our team, we take the burden off you by offering the best transportation solution. Our extensive network of shippers allows us to give our customers a faster turnaround time. Let Great Western maneuver the busy roads and highways for you. It’s what we do best.

June 17, 2024 | | Category: Flatbed, General