Open Deck (Flatbeds) Weight and Dimensions Guide

 In Double-drops, Flatbeds, Freight, Open deck, Step-decks, Trucking

When determining which equipment is appropriate for each type of load, it is important to understand that not all cargo transport equipment has the same dimensions or characteristics. Among the variety of cargo transport, are dry vans, reefers (refrigerated) or open deck equipment; each of them with particularities of shape, size, weight, and temperature.

To choose the most suitable transport solution, first, determine the exact size of the load (length, height, width), as well as the weight of it. Based on this information, choose the most suitable type of equipment to transport your goods in total safety.

As part of our Open Deck Festival, below we present a guide with the most common types of open deck equipment, with their dimensions and weight.

48′ Flatbed

Height: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Width: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Length: 14.6 meters or 48 feet

Maximum load weight: 48 thousand pounds or 21.7 tons

 

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53′ Flatbed

Height: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Width: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Length: 16.1 meters or 53 feet

Maximum load weight: 48 thousand pounds or 21.7 tons

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48′ Step-deck

Width: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Main Deck: 11.2 meters or 37 feet in length and 3 meters or 10 feet in height

Front Deck: 3.3 meters or 11 feet in length and 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet in height

Maximum load weight: 48 thousand pounds or 21.7 tons

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53′ Step-deck

Width: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Main Deck: 12.8 meters or 42 feet in length and 3 meters or 10 feet in height

Front Deck: 3.3 meters or 11 feet in length and 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet in height.

Maximum load weight: 48 thousand pounds or 21.7 tons

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48′ Double-Drop

Width: 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet

Main Deck: 8.8 meters or 29 feet in length and 3.5 meters or 11.5 feet in height

Front Deck: 3 meters or 10 feet in length and 2.5 meters or 8.5 feet in height

Rear Deck: 2.7 meters or 9 feet in length and 3 meters or 10 feet in height

Maximum load weight: 45 thousand pounds or 20.4 tons

 

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There is a suitable equipment for each load. If you want information about the type of goods that are usually transported on open deck trucks or flatbeds, please have a look at our post about this topic. To help you choose the best freight transportation solution, you can get in touch with our team of logistics experts, who will put at your disposal the right equipment for your transport needs, with the best quality/cost ratio.

Another point to consider when choosing the right transport, is the availability of the equipment, in Mexicom Logistics, we are prepared to collect with one day notice. In addition, we offer the most competitive rates in the market. For more details about our open deck solutions, click here.

 

 

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