At American Freight Inc, our goal is to be leaders among Washington 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!
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:
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!
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.
Freight teams are available for your expedited deliveries anywhere in the US and Canada
“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.”
“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.”
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At American Freight Inc, we strive to provide the best flatbed trucking experience in Washington. Our values help us to stay among the most trustworthy Washington flatbed trucking companies.
We are a trucking-first freight brokerage for Washington 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.
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:
So what do you have to haul? We can connect you with the trailer to handle it.
Any item which is too large to fit into a dry van container. Examples include:
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 Washington flatbed trucking company near you, we’d be happy to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A maxi flatbed is a flatbed trailer with increased load-bearing capacity, used to haul heavy freight which doesn’t exceed standard flatbed dimensions.
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.
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.