We Strive to be the Best Among Philadelphia Flatbed Trucking Companies

At American Freight Inc, our goal is to be leaders among Philadelphia flatbed trucking companies. American Freight Inc. is the trucking company you can count on to easily service your LTL and FTL flatbed trucking needs. From construction materials to heavy equipment hauling, there is no load we can’t handle. Large load or small, once you place your order, American Freight will handle all the details to ensure your freight gets delivered intact and on time. Throughout the United States and Canada, you’ll be in good hands with American Freight Inc. Get in touch with us to arrange for a free quote!

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Why Choose American Freight Above Other Flatbed Trucking Companies

At American Freight, we go the extra mile to be the best Oregon flatbed freight shippers you can find. When you choose us, you can expect:

QUICK DISPATCH

No matter where you are or where you’re going, your Oregon flatbed trucking quote already has a carrier lined up and ready to go. This means when you’re ready to book, we have someone ready to haul!

NO SURPRISE EXPENSES

We use our experience of over 60 years in the trucking industry to address freight shipping challenges before they arise, so our quotes include all situations that can be anticipated.

FAST DELIVERY

Freight teams are available for your expedited deliveries anywhere in the US and Canada

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What Our Customers Say About Working with American Freight

  • “…strives to provide nothing short of exceptional customer service from the time of securing a truck to delivery.”
    – Andrea

  • “After a different company failed to get me a truck on the scheduled day, I was really in a bind. …AFI was able to get me a truck there the next day. Driver was a real pro, and the load was delivered right on time. I will definitely use AFI in the future. Thanks a bunch.”
    – Bruce

  • “Here are my simple-yet-often-unmet expectations from a freight broker: 1) Know your shipper 2) Know your receiver 3) Know your freight 4) Know what equipment is needed to move it. …[the] AFI agent I worked with…met and exceeded my expectations on all four counts. I tip my hat.”
    – Dmitry

  • “I got in touch…after dealing with some freight haulers that would not take the time to deal with a small non-profit with a difficult task to perform. …[AFI] researched a solution and was able to give me a quote within 24hrs. [AFI] was very patient with me as a novice in the field of freight hauling and walked me through the procedure. Henceforth, we have set up an account and have dealing with American freight. Excellent company and excellent employees.”
    – Michael

  • “I am very satisfied with my experience working with American Freight…”
    – Ashley

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    “I have used American Freight for LTL and full truckloads, they have always taken care of me and made sure my freight is in good shape when it gets where it needs to be. … I would recommend American Freight to anyone that is needing something shipped.”
    – Kim

  • “American Freight INC is our #1 go-to service when it comes to having our products delivered to our customers.”
    – Michael

  • “We have been using American Freight, Inc. for many years now and we have never had a claim with any of our material being damaged. … I recommend using American Freight, Inc. for your shipping requirements…”
    – Teresa

  • “We have been using American freight from years, Very good service.”
    – Tery

  • “Our office staff and drivers love working with American Freight.”
    – Joanna

  • “They did a great job!!! Picked up two large tanks in Tecate, CA and delivered them to Northern California.”
    – Mighty Mac

  • “AFI … have always provided prompt service, information and follow-through. Accurate dispatching information is usually critical, especially the delivery dates and times. Also, whenever I need a freight rate [AFI] is there for a quick response.”
    – Aaron

  • “We love doing business with these guys!”
    – Brooklyn

  • “Great service. Very courteous and helpful.”
    – James

Our Core Values as Philadelphia Flatbed Freight Carriers

At American Freight Inc, we strive to provide the best flatbed trucking experience in Philadelphia. Our values help us to stay among the most trustworthy Philadelphia flatbed trucking companies.

  • Service

    To understand, determine and deliver the best possible service our customers have come to expect.
  • Trust

    We believe that trust, respect and fairness are needed for individuals to thrive.
  • Relationships

    We are a team because we trust, respect and care for each other like family.
  • Integrity

    Our thoughts and actions will be based on our core values not on personal gain.
  • Value People

    We don’t just appreciate every member of our team, we value and encourage their development to become the best they can be.
  • Excellence

    Excellence is not an option, it’s a part of our DNA. If we do not strive for excellence every day, our competition will.
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What It Means to Work with a Philadelphia Flatbed Freight Broker at American Freight

We are a trucking-first freight brokerage for Philadelphia and throughout all of Canada, Alaska, and the contiguous United States. This means that our first-hand trucking knowledge with our sister trucking companies Martin Transportation Co and F.V. Martin Trucking Co combined with our extended reach as a freight broker for North America gives you the best possible experience when shipping your cargo. Our knowledgeable agents will match an owner-operator truck driver with the right tractor-trailer combination for your specific flatbed freight. Your carrier will arrive fully prepared for your shipment while you enjoy efficient pickup and delivery.

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Common Flatbed Trucking Equipment You Can Access with American Freight

With flatbed trucking there are a variety of trailer types that are designed to fit any load. There are 7 common flatbed trailer types for both LTL and truckload shipping:

  • Standard Flatbed
  • Extendable Flatbed
  • Step Deck
  • Double Drop Deck
  • Conestoga
  • Curtain Van
  • Maxi Trailers

So what do you have to haul? We can connect you with the trailer to handle it.

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Flatbed Trucking Company FAQ

What can be hauled on a flatbed?

Any item which is too large to fit into a dry van container. Examples include:

  • Heavy machinery
  • Bulldozers
  • Excavators
  • Graders
  • Earthworks drills
  • Tractors
  • Industrial CNC machines
  • Pressure vessels
  • Tanks
  • Lumber
  • Logs
  • Roofing
  • Steel
  • Farm equipment
  • Cars
  • Hay
  • Sewer pipe
  • Scrap or junked cars
  • and much more

What trucking companies do flatbed?

Because of their flexibility, there are many loads that can be hauled on a flatbed and many companies that haul flatbed loads. If you’re looking for a Philadelphia flatbed trucking company near you, we’d be happy to help.

What is flatbed trucking?

Flatbed trucking refers to the type of trailer used to haul a shipment. Some flatbed trailers are commonly used for heavy haul and oversized loads due to the multiple types of trailers and variations available. Loads that do not fit in a dry van will be hauled on flatbed trailers.

What is a curtain van?

On the outside, a curtain van looks much like a dry van. But its side walls are retractable (hence the term curtain). This allows for easy side access to freight, meaning that long freight can be shipped in the dry and easily unloaded without the use of forklifts that can fit inside the trailer.

What is an extendable or stretch flatbed?

The name says it all. This is a flatbed trailer which can extend in either the lengthwise or widthwise dimension to allow hauling over-dimensional (OD) freight such as heavy construction equipment, dump trucks, or extremely long poles. Specialty flatbeds which come in multiple parts may be used for hauling items such as windmill components.

What is a step deck or drop deck trailer?

A step deck trailer has two levels: a raised level to attach to the tractor unit and a lower level to hold freight which is too tall to be carried on a standard-height flatbed. Many drop deck trailers have ramps which are used to drive freight directly onto the trailer.

What is a double drop deck or lowboy trailer?

This is similar to the drop deck configuration, but there is a slightly raised portion of the trailer at the rear as well as the normally raised portion at the front. This creates a well in the center where freight rides. Like standard drop deck trailers, these often have ramps to drive freight directly onboard, and they are usually employed to haul over-dimensional cargo. Double drop deck trailers, however, can generally accommodate more weight and might be used to haul particularly heavy construction vehicles.

What is a maxi flatbed?

A maxi flatbed is a flatbed trailer with increased load-bearing capacity, used to haul heavy freight which doesn’t exceed standard flatbed dimensions.

What is a conestoga trailer?

A conestoga trailer is similar to the curtain van except that the roof retracts with the sides somewhat like an accordion. This setup allows for even greater maneuverability and flexibility in loading and unloading loads that need to be kept dry during shipping.

What measures can be taken to keep flatbed loads dry?

Certain flatbed trailers (ie curtain vans and conestogas) are able to keep the elements out while still allowing goods to be loaded and unloaded easily from the side rather than the end of a dry van. For loads that are oversize, tarps may be used.

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American Freight Strives to be the Best Among Philadelphia Flatbed Trucking Companies