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Shipping flatbed freight often means combating supply and demand imbalances. Stand up to market uncertainty and improve your supply chain with FSL’s flatbed services:

  • Cover surge and planned flatbed freight with vetted, high quality carriers and a single contact. Your time is too precious to make multiple phone calls for every shipment.
  • Make smarter flatbed trucking decisions based on the current market, our transparent pricing, and your long-term goals.
  • Turn to flatbed shipping experts who understand the nuances of the manufacturing, automotive, energy, and construction industries.

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What to Expect

When you connect with FSL regarding your flatbed needs you will be assigned a dedicated account executive. Your account executive will start by reviewing your current and anticipated shipping needs. After a comprehensive review of your shipping needs, we will develop custom-fit solutions to help increase efficiencies across your supply chain.

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Benefits

Your needs come first when we work together. Our understanding of industry-specific and open deck shipping challenges mean you can take back your day. Our network of flatbed carriers can help with any of your specialized needs including step deck, drop deck, or even oversized loads. Our expansive network of standard and specialized flatbed equipment allows you to secure reliable capacity where you need it, when you need it.

Additonal Flatbed Services

Same-day shipping

Expedited freight

Shipment pairing

Drop trailers

Power-Only services

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What Items Can Be Shipped Via Flatbed Service?

While the products shipped can vary greatly, some of the more common items are:

Steel

Lumber

Large Machinery

Pipe and Piling

Construction Materials

Bulk Waste

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FAQ

We have run into issues with brokers returning loads or failing to pick up shipments due to inaccurate quoting and/or shifts in market volatility. How can FSL ensure that we do not experience the same issues on our time-sensitive shipments?

At FSL we have a NO LOADS RETURNED policy. It is a corporate policy that once a load is tendered (and subsequently accepted by FSL), we will NEVER voluntarily return it back to our client to recover. Yes, FSL will assume a financial loss on loads when necessary.

Clients typically run into issues because their broker is either uneducated on current market dynamics or not providing honest and timely feedback with respect to their shipments. If difficult situations arise, we are upfront about them and discuss them with our clients immediately. Our NO LOADS RETURNED policy ensures that our incentives are aligned. If the cost of solutions rises after a load is tendered to FSL, it is FSL that absorbs the difference in cost, not our client.

We want to optimize our shipping costs but do not want to sacrifice service. Can FSL propose solutions that would accomplish these objectives?

While we do not promise to provide the least expensive service, we do promise to provide premier customer service. Cost is always an important factor, but our number one priority is to safely deliver your products on time, in great condition and without issue. If cost is the primary focus, we will develop creative solutions wherever possible to help mitigate excess spend.

I have a shipment to send out but I don’t know if it can fit into one truck or if it needs to be broken up into several. Can FSL help me determine how I need to arrange my shipment?

At FSL, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge across the industry. We are happy to help you determine how best to ship your product safely and efficiently. If you can provide the dimensions and weight of your product, your FSL account executive can help you determine how best to ship it.