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Flatbed Freight Shipping

Navigate the complex open deck capacity network, overcome market uncertainty, and improve on time performance. Leverage C.H. Robinson’s 18,000 vetted, high-quality contract flatbed carriers and expertise to flex with the market and increase reliability.

  • Make cost-efficient flatbed supply chain decisions based on our expansive market insights and transparent pricing strategies.
  • Save time with a single contact who will help cover surge and planned flatbed freight with vetted, high-quality contract carriers.
  • Rely on our flatbed shipping experts—we understand the nuances of flatbed industries, accessories, and equipment.

North America Solutions

Flatbed Shipping

Flatbed shipping can be complicated—it includes basic open-deck shipping requests, intricate planning jobs, and countless freight configurations, each requiring specific flatbed equipment and accessories. Keep your unique freight moving with help from our flatbed experts.

Flatbed/Open Deck

Mitigate market fluctuations and improve your planned and surge supply chain performance. Our vast flatbed capacity network has the transport options you need.

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Hot Shot

Ideal for hauling smaller, time-sensitive, less than truckload (LTL) flatbed freight, hot shot trailers—generally hauled by Class 3, 4, or 5 trucks—fit the bill for loads that need reliable, fast delivery.

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Specialized Flatbed Equipment

Unique freight, specific accessories, compressed timelines? Add protection with Conestoga rolling tarps or gain size and weight flexibility with double drop and removeable gooseneck (RGN) trailers. Choose specialized flatbed equipment for unique freight of all kinds.

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Cross-Border Flatbed

Shipping across borders requires deep knowledge of customs, tariffs, and traffic flows. With 800+ experts and 100+ licensed customs brokers, we’ll integrate your logistics seamlessly.

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Project Logistics

Put your overdimensional project freight in expert hands. Our network of capacity options, global suite of services, and knowledgeable experts give you peace of mind in handling any major project.

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Flatbed/Open Deck

Mitigate market fluctuations and improve your planned and surge supply chain performance. Our vast flatbed capacity network has the transport options you need.

Request a quote

Hot Shot

Ideal for hauling smaller, time-sensitive, less than truckload (LTL) flatbed freight, hot shot trailers—generally hauled by Class 3, 4, or 5 trucks—fit the bill for loads that need reliable, fast delivery.

Request a quote

Project Logistics

Put your overdimensional project freight in expert hands. Our network of capacity options, global suite of services, and knowledgeable experts give you peace of mind in handling any major project.

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What sets our flatbed services apart

When it comes to hauling flatbed freight, success is all about finding the right carrier in the right location with the right trailer type and equipment. With our comprehensive open deck services, you’ll find the capacity to haul your flatbed freight safely and securely, no matter the specs.

Our trained open deck experts collaborate with you to build custom, industry-specific solutions for even the most challenging shipments. We’ll help mitigate market fluctuations with capacity for planned, seasonal, and project-based flatbed freight. We’ve got the expertise, options, and equipment to keep your flatbed freight rolling.

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