Flatbeds

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September 18, 2017

Celadon Sells Off Flatbed Division to PS Logistics

Celadon Group has announced that it completed the disposition of all assets associated with its flatbed trucking division to a subsidiary of PS Logistics, a flatbed-focused transportation and logistics provider.

September 5, 2017

Daseke Merges with Arms Transporter R&R Trucking

Daseke has announced a merger with R&R Trucking, a specialized transporter of defense and commercial arms, ammunitions, and explosives cargo – the fourth company addition for Daseke in the past four months.

August 10, 2017

‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do

What do you do when the load on the trailer shifts, ramming your sleeper just behind you? Thank the Lord that the stack of steel didn’t stab you in the back. Then call for a wrecker. Tom Berg muses on the topic in his latest Trailer Talk blog.

July 5, 2017

Daseke Continues North American Expansion with Latest Merger

Daseke has announced a merger with The Steelman Companies, the third such deal in the past two months, continuing the company’s North American expansion.

June 8, 2017

Beemac Opens New Terminal In Pennsylvania

Flatbed hauler Beemac Trucking has announced opening a new terminal in Franklin, Penn., to expand its operations in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

May 1, 2017

Two Flatbed Carriers Merge With Daseke

Two open deck specialized transportation companies, The Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems, have merged with Daseke, which says it's the largest owner of open deck equipment in North America.

March 7, 2017

Melton Truck Lines Adds Stepdeck Trailers

Flatbed carrier Melton Truck Lines has added 53-foot stepdeck trailers to its fleet to allow the company to meet a broader scope of customer needs, the company announced.

December 5, 2016

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

October 7, 2016

Doonan Engineers Chaparral II Flatbed Liftgate Trailer

Doonan Specialized Trailer recently installed a Maxon Railift RC-2B series liftgate on a Chaparral II flatbed trailer creating a flatbed liftgate trailer.

September 30, 2016

Utility Introduces Lightweight 4000AE Flatbed Trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing introduced the 4000AE flatbed trailer, designed to deliver the strength and benefits of a durable combo trailer.

September 9, 2016

Doonan Offers Specialized Option for Heavy-Haul Coil Transport

Doonan's Series 2 V-channel trough flatbed coil haul trailer for special loading applications where coils cannot be transferred into and from a recessed trailer well, but still require safe securement on the flatbed.

July 25, 2016

Omni Holdings Buys Flatbed Assets of Tennant Truck Lines

Omni Holdings’ offshoot Omni Specialized will be in full operation after it acquired the flatbed assets of Tennant Truck Lines, the company announced.

April 5, 2016

East Manufacturing Introduces Integrated Double-L Side-Rail System

East Manufacturing has introduced a new integrated extruded aluminum side-rail system to accommodate a Double-L winch with flat-hook straps for cargo securement.

September 8, 2015

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

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.

August 10, 2015

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, Ala., is the latest flatdeck carrier to join forces with Daseke Inc., an Addison, Texas, company that has over the past several years built up what it says is the largest company-owned fleet of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America.

July 20, 2015

Dry Van and Reefer Orders on the Rise

Trailer orders increased significantly in June to 26,700 units with better than expected numbers in the dry van and refrigerated van markets.

June 18, 2015

May Trailer Orders Down 14 Percent

May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.

April 22, 2015

Great Western to Sell East Flatbeds

East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, Calif., as an authorized East dealer.

April 2, 2015

Vans Surge as Spot Freight Availability Increases

Flatbed markets remained strong and van markets surged as overall spot freight availability rose 12% and capacity stayed flat, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.

March 19, 2015

Trailer Orders Fall As Large Fleets Fill Requirements

February trailer orders dropped well below January figures as backlogs for orders fell for the first time in six months, according to the latest FTR report.

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