What is it about flatbeds that they get macho names? At the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville earlier this year, I found numerous platform trailers with tough-sounding monikers, and made it a point to photograph them.
In the industry, flats seem to be the only type labeled like that. Sure, flatbeds carry some heavy loads, but so do most others, especially lowboys and other heavy-haul types. Those get model designations but not semi-literary names. How come? Competition? Tradition? If you know, please let me know.