50 Things To Check Before Buying Used Flatbed Trailer

10 Secret Things to Know When Buying Flatbed Trailer

Flatbed Trailer Can Make You More Money

Operating a flatbed trucking business is more profitable than the dry van or reefer type of trucking business. On average trucking companies operating the flatbed loads and freight receive up to 20% higher load per mile prices. So operating in the field is a great way to increase gross income and increase the overall profit of your business.


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Over the last 10 years this flatbed type of trucking business gone through a lot of challenges but that is more or less situation with the entire trucking industry. Things are changing and that affect the flatbed trucking industry as well. But still this is the truth #1. Flatbed trucking business earns more money per loaded mile than any other type of standard trucking business.

2. Flatbed Loads are Not Easy to Find (As any load at the moment in Trucking Industry)

During the entire 2015. as you all probably know there was a huge shortage of trailers on the market due to high growth of trucking business and some changes in trucking business too. In 2015. if you ordered a trailer it would take up to 12 months delivery time to get it. Those huge delivery times are now behind us and you can find a lot of trailers few months old or a year old for a cheap price.

Flatbed Trailer1Source: www.titantransline.com

Simply said trucking business faces a low season and there is huge supply of the almost new trailers of the market because there is nothing to carry. No goods means no demand for loads and that causes a lot of available trailers. But there is some signs of improvement with this first days of spring – I see that trucking industry is waking up and that it is way easier to cover the trucks today compared to the situation a month ago.

3. Flatbed Trailer Are More Expensive

Everything that is good has a bad side. But in this particular case I would say that it is not that bad as may look on first sight. At this moment you can get a deal for a dry van trailer in the area of $26k for trailer. That amount of money would probably get you a Hyundai trailer but for the additional 5k you can go into wider choice of trailers and get yourself a better quality one.

Flatbed Trailer2Source: www.dhsdiecast.com

Flatbed trailer will cost you even double so you can expect something in the area of $55k or more. They start at $50k but with additional upgrades you can take the price up to $70k. It looks like it is a lot of money but I assure you that calculation is on your side.



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