Construction season has started, the economy is strong, and contractors and suppliers in many parts of the country have more project work than they’ve seen in years. The downside of this industry growth is that you may have trouble securing trucks with flatbed equipment when your company needs it.
Flatbed capacity has tightened in recent months. The load-to-truck ratio was a staggering 70-to-1 in February, while the average, per-mile flatbed rate is 47 cents more than it was a year ago, according to the DAT Freight Index. Trucking experts predict that rates will continue to rise, and flatbed capacity will dwindle, as 2018 continues.
A Trusted Transportation Partner
With more than 30 years of experience serving construction companies, Ryan Transportation can help you find the right trucks and equipment during capacity shortages and peaks in seasonal demand.
Here are six advantages of working with Ryan Transportation, especially when the flatbed market is tight:
Ryan Transportation has a national network of more than 8,200 contracted flatbed carriers with over 122,000 power units and trailers.
EQUIPMENT FOR ANY LOAD
Our carrier network provides access to straight flatbeds, step decks, double drops, RGNs, stretch trailers, hotshot flatbeds, multi-axle trailers, beam trailers, wreckers and landolls.
THREE DECADES OF FLATBED EXPERIENCE
Flatbed trucking has been a core business for Ryan Transportation since 1986 and is one of our fastest-growing segments. Ryan Transportation has decades of experience serving the construction industry and is a proud member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, the Precast Concrete Institute and The American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
PLANNING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
Logistics experts at Ryan Transportation plan every step of a flatbed shipment, from carrier procurement to delivery. Each of our shipping customers has access to a dedicated representative who is on call 24/7 and continuously monitors shipments.
Competitive flatbed pricing and load rates are locked in, helping you eliminate unnecessary expenses. Ryan Transportation identifies ways to optimize loads and implement other efficiencies that help control costs.
SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
All contracted carriers must meet Ryan Transportation’s strict safety and insurance requirements. This vetting process greatly reduces the risk of late or damaged deliveries for shipping customers.
To learn more about how Ryan Transportation can help with your flatbed shipping, call (844) 223-5899.