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Best Flatbed Semi Trailer: A Guide From Mankato, MN New/Used Trailer Sales Pros

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MANKATO, MN – Find the best flatbed semi trailer for sale in Minnesota. This is a guide to follow from the new and used trailer sales pros in Mankato, Star Trailer. There are many considerations to take into account when considering buying one of these types of trailers for your semi truck. These experts of the industry with more than 40 years of experience can consult with you on making your order and getting parts and service.

Finding Higher Profits with Flatbed Trailers

In the commercial trucking industry, many are able to find more profitable loads to carry when using flatbeds. According to Fueloyal, a fuel and industry information provider of data on commercial trucking, the operation of flatbeds are generally more profitable than dry van or reefer trucking business. In fact, they estimate that the loads on flatbeds and freight yield around 20 percent higher load per mile prices. This provides for an increased gross income and overall profit the group says. There are several reasons why truckers can demand and receive higher payouts for their loads when carrying them on this type of semi versus others.

Why Flatbed Loads Pay More Per Mile

There are several reasons why these types of semi trailers pay more per mile than do van trailers and reefers on average. Most of the reasons have to do with cost of operation but also due to demand. The less demand, the more operators will charge to make their earnings. Here are some of those reasons for higher payouts on flatbed loads as pointed out by Fueloyal:

  • loads are harder to find
  • trailer type costs more to acquire
  • extra insurance costs
  • need for more experienced drivers
  • longer pickup and delivery times
  • loads are checked more often
  • more time to secure and fix loads
  • need for more equipment

Finding the Right Trailer for the Job

There are many types and sizes of flatbed trailers. There are also many different manufacturing brands as well. There are 40-, 42-, 45-, 38- and 53-foot trailers typically. The average job, according to Trucker to Trucker, requires around 48 feet of trailer length. Therefore, finding the best flatbed semi trailer requires an understanding of these metrics.

More fleets are moving toward using exclusively 53-foot trailers for their operations. The vast majority of operators will need a spread axle trailer that provides upwards of 20,000 pounds per axle of load weight for safety.

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BIO: Star Trailer Sales has been in the family for more than 40 years, spanning three generations of industry professionals. We work with customers across the United States. We are a national dealer of new and used semi trailers for sale in the USA. We carry a full inventory of drop deck, live bottom, end dump, side dump, construction, lowboy, reefer, livestock, grain/hopper and van semi trailers.

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BIO: Star Trailer Sales has been in the family for more than 40 years, spanning three generations of industry professionals. We work with customers across the United States. We are a national dealer of new and used semi trailers for sale in the USA. We carry a full inventory of drop deck, live bottom, end dump, side dump, construction, lowboy, reefer, livestock, grain/hopper and van semi trailers.