A Flatwagon is an open trailer for Transportation of goods by road. Load 20-25 tonnes. Also called flat car, flatbed wagon, flat wagon, flatbed, platform wagon Most flatbed trailers come in lengths of 45', 48', or 53'. The size needed will depend on the purpose of the flatbed trailer use.  These trailers are constructed as all steel, all aluminum, or a combination of both. This piece of rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or Bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed to carry extra heavy or extra-large loads are mounted on a pair (or rarely, more) of Bogies under each end. Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars. They are also often used to Transport intermodal containers (shipping containers) or trailers as part of intermodal Freight Transport shipping. Flatbed trailers commonly haul, but are not limited to:  lumber, pallet freight, steel piping, landscape material, hay, etc. Flatbed trailers are a perfect option for hauling cargo. For this reason, flatbed trailers are used in numerous and varied industries. Flatbed trailers are one of the most commonly used trailers in the trucking industry due to their ability to haul a vast array of cargo. The following are all industries that utilize flatbed trailers:
  • Construction: The building and construction industry relies heavily upon the Transportation of heavy cargo. From steel frames to concrete to heavy equipment, the construction industry utilizes flatbed trailers constantly.
  • Landscaping: Landscaping is an industry that requires the Transportation of both heavy equipment and cumbersome materials such as pallets of sod.

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