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About the Author

Adam McDonough — Manager

Adam is a manager in the C.H. Robinson Sartell office. The Sartell office manages and executes flatbed, OD, and heavy haul shipments daily. Adam grew up in transportation working for his family’s asset based LTL and flatbed trucking company. Adam graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in business finance.

3 Ways to Prepare for Peak Flatbed Shipping Season

Flatbed Season

Construction season, which takes place in the warmer months, means that flatbed shipping’s popularity grows. As a result, for small to mid-size shippers, finding and sourcing flatbed capacity becomes increasingly difficult this time of the year.

Thus, due to the seasonal swings and a fragmented carrier base in the flatbed market, many shippers delve deeper into their route guides and often resort to spot market bidding as their route guides are exhausted. This leads to increases in costs as well as more time spent trying to procure capacity.

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What You Need to Know about Oversized Flatbed Shipments


When you are aware of the legal limits of over dimensional and heavy haul shipments, you will be better prepared to mitigate risks, experience a safer ride, and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. When preparing to move any flatbed, it’s important to know the exact dimensions and weight of the shipment. This awareness will help you better plan your trip, account for transit times, and deliver on time. » Read More