Step Deck Trucking
If you are in need of reliable Step Deck trucking you are in the right hands.
Step Deck Trucking services meet the requirements of clients transporting special equipment or material. Loads that exceed the maximum height allowed by flatbed trailers can be transported via Step Deck. This service is ideal for construction sites or shipping points that have no available dock or require quick loading and unloading. Their versatility also shines while shipping cranes and other bulky equipment allowing shipments to be loaded from any side.
Whether your freight is wide, long, or oversize, our step deck trucks are designed to accommodate larger shipments. With specialized straps, tarps, chains, and suspensions, we’ll make sure we secure everything carefully to the step deck so that it arrives at its destination in immaculate condition. Plus, our trucks offer extensive operational and dimensional flexibility to be able to meet your logistical needs. We can load your shipment to the sides, top, or at the back of the trailer.
When you choose us, you can expect smooth deliveries every single time.
WHAT IS STEP DECK SHIPPING?
Step deck or Drop Deck trailers are similar to flatbed trailers with a drop/step on it's deck allowing more cargo height.
Step Deck shipping is one of the most common types of transport for oversize and wide loads. It's also used for freight and loads that won't fit on other trailers. Step Deck services are utilized by an assortment of industries including construction equipment, heavy machinery, aviation, and more. It also allows ease of loading and offloading from any angle.
Step Deck Transport is a reliable mode of shipping an array of equipment.
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Step deck trucking, also known as drop deck trucking, involves the use of trailers with a lower deck (step) compared to traditional flatbed trailers. These trailers have a main deck and a lower deck, creating two levels. This design allows for the transportation of taller freight that wouldn't fit within the height restrictions of a standard flatbed.
Key Features of Step Deck Trailers:
Deck Design: The main deck is typically at a standard height, while the lower deck (step) drops down after the main deck ends, providing additional clearance for taller cargo.
Versatility: Step deck trailers accommodate freight that exceeds height restrictions on flatbed trailers but doesn't require the full enclosure of an enclosed trailer.
Cargo Types: They are ideal for transporting taller equipment, machinery, construction materials, and other loads that exceed standard height limits but don't necessitate enclosed transportation.
Height Clearance: Offers more vertical space for taller cargo while maintaining the advantages of an open trailer design.
Versatile Loading: Easier loading and unloading compared to high-rise trailers, especially with forklifts or cranes, due to the lower deck.
Regulatory Compliance: Helps comply with height restrictions and regulations while transporting oversized loads.
Weight Distribution: Proper weight distribution is crucial due to the trailer's design. Balancing the load ensures stability and safety during transport.
Cargo Security: Securing taller cargo properly is essential to prevent shifting or damage during transportation. Straps, chains, and other securing methods are used.
Transport Routes: Height clearance limitations on bridges, tunnels, or overpasses need to be considered when planning transport routes.
Choosing Step Deck Trucking:
When opting for step deck trucking services, consider:
Cargo Specifications: Ensure the dimensions, weight, and characteristics of your cargo align with the capabilities of step deck trailers.
Trucking Company Expertise: Choose a company experienced in handling oversized loads and specialized equipment.
Safety Standards: Verify that the company follows safety protocols and has a good track record for secure transport.
Step deck trucking offers a practical solution for transporting taller or oversized cargo that doesn't require the full enclosure of an enclosed trailer while addressing height restrictions that standard flatbeds might encounter.
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WHAT CAN BE HAULED ON A STEP DECK?
Legal step deck loads are not to exceed 53' in length, 8.5' in width and 10' in height with a max. weight of 48,000 lbs.
Most step deck trailers are often 48' length and 8.5' wide .If you are shipping something that is large don't fret you may still be able to use a step deck with oversize permits. Smart Transport Inc has the experience of hauling oversize loads. As step deck oversize transport specialists, our team of experts will work with you to gather everything needed to get the permits you need.
We take a load off your back and work out all the details to get your load delivered quickly and safely!!