Step Deck Trucking
Step deck shipping with ShipLux means a lower the deck, not lower expectations.
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Step Deck Shipping Service
Tall equipment is never too tall of an order…
With step deck shipping with ShipLux!
Step deck trailers, or drop deck trailers, are similar to flatbed trailers, except they have a drop in the center of the deck that allows for taller cargo to be more easily transported. Step deck trailers have two loading levels. A higher and shorter deck level sits in front, near the truck cab, while a lower transport level sits at axle height to give extra clearance for taller cargo. The lower deck level of a step deck trailer eases loading and unloading by allowing forklifts to load cargo while maintaining a lower center of balance. Forklifts don’t have to lift heavy loads as high to clear the lowered deck of a step deck trailer, helping to make the loading and unloading process safer and faster for the loading crew. Safer, easier loading can mean reduced labor costs and less time to project completion, saving you time and money.
A step deck trailer is a platform with no sides or roof. Cargo is loaded much like a standard flatbed trailer. The difference is that step deck trailers offer greater cargo diversity and smoother loading than flatbeds, as the platform is lower to the ground than a traditional flatbed. Step deck trailers may be either single or double drop. Double drop trailers allow the majority of the deck to sit below the level of the axles. A second step up over the rear axles grants additional height for cargo but reduces the total tonnage the trailer can accommodate. This safeguard is to guarantee the freight remains stable throughout the transport. Double drop step deck trailers are typically used for cargo between 10 and 11.5 feet tall and weighing up to 45,000 pounds. Single-step trailers can accommodate loads up to 48,000 pounds. Step deck trailers may be loaded with forklifts, and many offer additional versatility with a hydraulically-powered gooseneck. RGN trailers can allow oversize construction equipment to be driven onto the trailer at loading, reducing or removing the need for cranes for the loading and unloading processes.
Stepdeck trucking with ShipLux puts the expertise of our logistics professionals on your side. Your dedicated team is there from pickup to delivery, helping find the best route, file for the necessary permits, and even arranging any extras for your unique stepdeck transport. Different areas have different requirements for oversize transport. Trust the experts at ShipLux to help you coordinate pilots and escort vehicles, arrange extra help for loading, and navigate the complex state and federal regulations relating to stepdeck shipping. With ShipLux, Premium Service is always included, so you know you and your transport will be treated with the same level of care and precision. Whether your transport is a few miles or across the country, our proprietary 24/365 communication system means that you can connect with a dedicated agent from anywhere in the world, any time of the day or night. ShipLux makes it happen!
That’s not all we ship…
Trailer Types: Open vs Enclosed Shipping
Open shipping is easier to schedule and more economical than enclosed, making it the perfect choice for shipping a daily driver. We have a wide variety of open-style trailers to suit your shipping needs. While you may need to give your vehicle a wash after delivery, our meticulous attention to detail means that any open vehicle transportation is handled with Premium Service from start to finish.
Enclosed trailers ensure the ultimate protection from the elements. With many trailer styles to choose from, we offer enclosed shipping for a wide range of vehicle shipments. Every enclosed vehicle shipment comes with the White Glove Treatment, meaning your vehicle will arrive in exactly the same condition it left.
The ShipLux Experience
Your step deck shipping is completely personalized with Premium Service included, from start to finish. Whatever you need, we’ll make it happen./p>
We’re here for you. Thanks to our proprietary communication system, you can contact one of our team members at any time, on whatever medium you prefer.
Shipping from anywhere to anywhere within the continental United States, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, US Virgin Islands, as well as numerous international destinations.
When you get a price quote for your step deck trucking transport, that’s price you’ll pay. We don’t believe in surprise surcharges or hidden fees. Honest pricing – that’s the ShipLux promise.
What Our Customers Say About Our Service
Shiplux Is World Class CompanyCalifornia → New Jersey
Nothing short of stellar. Sheldon saved the day for me a number of times with even last minute pick ups. Would not hesitate to use his service again. excellent!
Shipped My Vintage Bikes- Great JobCalifornia → New York
Shipped my two Harley vintage bikes with Shiplux. My babies arrived in the same condition they left. PERFECT JOB!!! Definitely recommend for safe and easy shipping. Thanks
Car Transport From Illinois To TexasIllinois → Texas
I contacted 5 different auto transport companies from NY to AZ to TX to FL and chose Shiplux for several reasons: immediate customer service and advice, and the best price for an enclosed transport of a car from Illinois to Texas. The car arrived early and was transported in a brand new trailer!
Amazing Shipping ExperienceColorado → Nevada
Three words describe my experience with Shiplux Honest, Prompt, Reliable. Will definitely be using them again.
Great ServiceCalifornia → New Jersey
First experience dealing with a broker and transport company. Could not be happier with Shiplux and their efforts to get the right carrier for my Porsche. Sheldon was extremely helpful. Line up pickup within days of contracting with Shiplux. Thanks
Thank You!!San Clemente, California 92672
I had originally singed up with another shipper to transport our 2 BMWs from California to Florida. After the other shipper completely dropped the ball i called Sheldon and he had my cars picked up and shipped them the next day so we got them on our originally scheduled ship date.
Shiplux was great. Zac found a shipper for me very quickly and the carrier arrived a day early! I am very pleased with shiplux and would use them again.
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