Anyone Know Of Custom Flatbed And Drop Deck Trailer Making Businesses?

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Alex S.'s Comment
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Im looking for a company that can make me custom trailers for a double or triple type situation. The trailers would be flatbeds and or step decks using a dolly, not a b-train.

Old School's Comment
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Alex, why are you wasting months trying to put a square peg in a round hole? Are you still scheming a way to skirt around CDL weight limit laws?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Alex S.'s Comment
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Nope. im looking for pup trailers, but flatbed or drop deck style, for a semi. i know some companies make b-train flatbeds but the 28ft rear trailer doesnt have the hook ups for a dolly and air lines (in the back). if i wanted to, i could get a pup dry van and flatbed from one of these b-trains (if they would sell me just that trailer).

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Susan D. 's Comment
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What would be the purpose of having double flatbeds? It's a flatbed. Of course they have multistop (LTL anyone?) loads just like any other type of trailer.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
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