The flatbed trailer is a type of open deck equipment with no sides and no roof, mainly used for transporting industrial commodities. The flatbed trailer is very versatile, making them a common asset for carriers. It is a basic form trailer, with no sides or roof, providing quick and easy loading and unloading. Common uses include heavy loads that are not perishable, delicate or vulnerable to precipitation – since there is no cover to protect the freight.Most commonly used for moving industrial commodities (e.g. steel coils, plates, etc.). Usually, dry van trailer is 48 ft in length, but in some cases, it can be 53 ft.Open deck equipment is the most flexible with loading/unloading. Characteristics:● Can be loaded from any direction(overhead crane, forklift side, forklift rear)● The standard dock height is 4 ft. off the ground● Loads often require tarpsIn practice, ‘flatbed’ is often used as a general term for a few different types of open deck equipment.