As the name suggests, a flatbed truck features a flat ‘bed’ that has no sides or roof, giving drivers more room to store goods, such as cars, vans, tractors, motorbikes, equipment and scrap. From heavy military gear to everyday farm equipment, these lorries prove their worth, drastically reducing the number of trips needed. There is no need to worry about the dexterity of a flatbed truck. These vehicles are designed to withstand heavy loads while the lack of any hindering roof or sides means they are easier to load too, giving operators access at any angle.
The most common axel configurations include 6×2, 4×2 and 8×2 whilst leading manufacturers include DAF, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, Scania, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Man, Volvo and Renault among other big names. At Truck Trading, we buy all flatbed lorries — no matter the age, manufacturer, condition, transmission or mileage. If you’re looking to sell your rigid flatbed as soon as possible — without having to worry about auction fees, advertising costs and tyre kickers — then get in touch with our friendly team today.
Swift and seamless loading/unloading
We’ve touched on the fact that flatbed trucks contain no sides or roof, and this means that they typically have a much larger surface area for storage, especially when compared to pick up and box truck counterparts. As a result, flatbed drivers tend to have a much smoother experience when it comes to loading and unloading their trucks. Whether loaded by hand, forklift or crane, life is made easy because you’re able to load in any direction. From a productivity perspective, this saves a great deal of time and improves operational efficiency in the supply chain, which is crucial in the trucking trade. Fulfilling cargo deliveries on demand in a timely manner can mean the difference between a successful or damaged business partner relationship, so flatbed trucks will always have a pivotal role to play.
The ample space means you can fit as much cargo as possible, but ultimately this leads to a reduction in journeys, or at the very least, more efficient delivery times. Over time, you can expect an increase in savings as well due to reduced fuel consumption.
Flexibility leads to exciting opportunities
Due to the simplicity and openness of the truck bed, flatbeds open doors to new opportunities, allowing you to take on a diverse range of jobs, hauling certain types of freight that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. As an example, flatbed trucks are widely used in the construction industry, where it’s crucial to have a transportation solution for costly equipment as well as same-day deliveries of essential building materials. Other heavy-duty tasks like moving crates of scrap metal or bulky farm machinery can be easily accomplished through a flatbed truck too.
Less cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning a box truck can be a tedious process at times; with dirt and debris accumulating into the corners. Thankfully, the open deck nature of a flatbed truck makes it a lot easier to clean and maintain. Unlike a traditional truck bed, you no longer need to worry about debris getting stuck in those troublesome crevices.
No matter the condition of your flatbed truck, we can give you a quick quotation to consider. Rather than taking a gamble in an auction, or waiting months and months responding to countless tyre kickers, we can take the stress out of selling your used truck.