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Flatbeds

April 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Department

How Low Can Flatbeds Go?

While the flatbed market looks strong early in 2018, recent moves by the Trump administration could drive prices up and affect supply later in the year. Photo: East Manufacturing

By Jack Roberts

As fleets demand ever-lighter flatbeds, trailer suppliers examine every aspect of designs to trim unwanted weight.

Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Trailer Orders, Lightweighting

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp says data is moving from the domain of large fleets into the hands of smaller carriers. Photo: FR8Star

By Jack Roberts

FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp brings an outsider's fresh perspective to trucking technology. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on ELDs, autonomous trucks, blockchain, and more.

Tags: Information Technology, Big Data, Future Trucks, Freight Brokers, Smartphones, Heavy Haul, Flatbeds, Mobile Apps, Uber for Trucking

September 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Q&A: Don Daseke on Building a Nationwide Flatbed Carrier

Don Daseke

By Deborah Lockridge

The longtime businessman and investor talks about how he's adapted the Warren Buffet model to trucking as he builds a nationwide flatbed presence through mergers with well-run carriers, and why he got into trucking at an age when many are thinking of retirement.

Tags: Flatbeds, People, Mergers & Acquisitions, Q&A, Daseke Inc.

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

East Improves Optional Integrated Stairway for Flatbed Trailers

East Manufacturing has improved its flatbed integrated stairway option by adding a locking door enclosure that allows for additional lights and license plate mounting.

To provide a simpler, easier and safer entrance to and exit from the flatbed deck, East Manufacturing first introduced an optional integrated stairway a few years ago. Now East has improved this option by adding a locking door enclosur

Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, East Manufacturing

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