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Versatile Flatbed Freight Transportation Service

We provide turnkey solutions for flatbed freight. Get flatbed trailer capacity and access to vetted flatbed carriers for all your heavy hauls.

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We combine leading industry experience with logistics technology and precise execution for your flatbed freight transportation throughout all 48 states, including Canada. Our nationwide flatbed transportation services comprise loading, strapping, transporting, and delivering your freight safely and securely.

Cowtown Express has over three decades of long-haul flatbed trucking expertise. Our committed logistics team offers a single point of contact to streamline communication and provide dedicated support from pick-up to delivery.

We’ll match your over-weight and over-dimensional load with the appropriate flatbed trailer. All of Cowtown Express’s carriers are pre-qualified; we carefully evaluate their safety ratings and driving certifications. As a fully insured and bonded company, our team, and partners adhere to regional and national protocols set out by law to uphold industry standards.

Our team will organize proper permitting to get your shipments of all shapes and sizes over the border. We coordinate all the details from securing trucks, transloading, and planning efficient routes that reduce miles. And, the technology we harness allows you to monitor your load and shipment status 24/7. At Cowtown Express, we coordinate every detail and adopt every precaution to provide invaluable solutions of high-quality with impeccable service.

Need A Local Flatbed Delivery In North Texas? We're The Obvious Choice

We began as a local flatbed trucking company delivering freight three decades ago. Now, we offer same-day and next-day delivery with our extensive fleet of flatbed trailers and dry vans (including lift gates when needed) throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Our Trailer Types

Our truckload freight carriers offer specialized solutions for oversized freight and heavy hauls. Through our fleet and large carrier network, we have access to an extensive range of equipment. These include: flatbeds, step decks, dry vans, removable goosenecks, hotshot tractor-trailers, conestogas, and straight trucks to accommodate your freight.

Step deck or drop deck

These trailers generally have an 11-foot-long upper deck and a 37-foot long lower deck. They are designed to transport cargo that exceeds legal height limits. 

Double Drop/Lowboys

29 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 18 inch deck, lowboys are built to haul heavy machinery like bulldozers, excavated, and backhoe loaders.

Removable-Gooseneck-(RGN)

Removable Gooseneck (RGN)

The front of these trailers detaches so motorized equipment can be driven onto them. They support freight up to 150,000 pounds.

Hotshot-Flatbed

Hotshot Flatbed

These flatbeds are a maximum of 40 feet long, 102 feet wide, and 3’4’’ feet high and are generally used to transport smaller loads.

Extendable Flatbed

The maximum flatbed stretch is 80 feet long and 8.5 feet high. These flatbeds are used to transport pipes and large wind blades.

Conestoga

Conestoga

Approximately 53 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 5 feet high, these trailers have a rolling tarp that protects freight from the outside elements.

Side-Kit

Side Kit

These enclosures cover loads from top to bottom, just like dry vans. Typical side-kits are 48 feet long and wide enough to overhang side panels by 18 inches.

Multi-Axle

With increased axle power, these trailers can carry more than 200,000 lbs. They are used to transport multiple vehicles and heavy-duty construction equipment.

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We Haul Any Types Of Large Freight Shipments

Our sturdy flatbed trailers are commonly used to transport a variety of commodities requiring bulk shipping or heavy machinery that needs robust over-the-road transportation. If your hefty consignment doesn’t fit our standard-sized flatbeds, we can arrange specialized equipment. Below are some large freight shipments we regularly haul:

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    Agricultural equipment

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    Transportation vehicles and aircraft parts

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    Mining equipment

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    Raw building materials

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    Construction equipment

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    Energy-generating equipment

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    Manufacturing material and products

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    Cargo containers

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    Oil and Gas rigs

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    Scrap metals and recyclables

Why Choose Our Flatbed Trucking Company

Combat fluctuating markets and reduce capital expenditure. When you partner with us, you add our premium fleet to your transportation infrastructure without paying the overheads.

Streamline your logistics with a single phone call. Working together with our logistics team allows you to: cover surge charges, make strategic decisions based on the market, shipping rates, and your long-term business goals.

Our certified flatbed carriers transport heavy hauls, over-dimension, and cumbersome loads with ease. We offer load to ride and partial load transportation too. Cowtown Express’s logistics team will obtain and organize relevant permits, plan efficient routes, and book carriers, so you don’t have to do the admin.

We provide industry-specific expertise and comprehend freight shipping nuances. From transporting raw materials to finished goods, we have the solutions to your open-deck shipping challenges!

FAQ

What is flatbed shipping?

Flatbed shipping is one of the most common and reliable modes of transport for oversized and heavy loads. As the name suggests, a flatbed truck’s bodywork is entirely flat, with no side or roof to support any type of equipment loading at any angle.

How are commodities loaded and unloaded onto flatbed trailers?

Flatbed trailers can be loaded and unloaded in several possible ways, depending on your cargo. Forklifts, pallet jacks, cranes, and backhoes are frequently used. Heavy items are usually loaded on the floor above the axles to main even side-to-side weight distribution.

Do you provide additional accessories with your flatbed services?

Some commodities require additional accessories like chains, tarps, corner protectors, and straps to secure them on flatbeds. Once we know what type of freight you’re hauling, we’ll supply the appropriate accessories to safely load, transport, and unload your freight.

How much can a flatbed trailer carry?

Versatile open-deck trailers can transport heavy hauls of up to 48,000 pounds. These trailers are typically 48’ or 53’ and can hold maximum dimensions of 48’ x 8’6” (lwh) or 53’ x 8’6” x 8’6”. We have a fleet of flatbed trucks, including RGNs, drop decks, and step decks, to haul your freight.

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Contact Us For Your Flatbed Trucking Rates Now

Want total visibility, a single point of contact, and hassle-free flatbed trucking? Cowtown Express is ready and waiting to drive your business forward. Streamline your supply chain and keep your goods moving with our flatbed freight shipping solutions.

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