Flatbed / Heavy Haul Services
Local and Statewide
Serving the Pacific Northwest for Over Eight Decades
We Do It Right The First Time
As a Premier Trucking Company in Vancouver Washington, National Transfer has been providing superior service to the Pacific Northwest for over 86 years.
Our Fleet of Flatbeds, Step-decks, Curtain vans and Lowboys, coupled with our experienced drivers, has given our customers a new meaning for quality freight service.
Our Service Area
Professional and Experienced
Whether you ship freight once a month or several times a day, National Transfer is committed to understanding your needs and filling them.
We are a team of transportation professionals who make it our responsibility to perform any service relating to the safe and proper delivery of each shipment.
Examples of Service
We specialize in flatbed and heavy-haul services locally and statewide. With the combined experience of over a century, our flatbed truck drivers will get your load delivered safely and on time.
What to Look for When Hiring a Flatbed Trucking Company
If you're in the business of transporting heavy or oversized cargo, you know that not all trucks are created equal. When it comes to flatbed trucking, it's essential to choose the right company for the job. But with so many options out there, how do you know what to look for? In this article, we'll explore the key factors to consider when hiring a flatbed trucking company.
Experience and Reputation
When it comes to flatbed trucking, experience is everything. You want to work with a company that has a proven track record of success in handling your type of cargo. Look for a company that has been in business for several years and has a reputation for reliability and professionalism. A good way to gauge a company's reputation is by reading online reviews and testimonials from previous customers.
Flatbed trucks come in a variety of sizes and configurations, and the right equipment for your job depends on the size and weight of your cargo. Make sure the company you choose has the appropriate equipment and capacity to handle your cargo safely and efficiently. Some questions to ask include:
What types of trailers does the company have available?
What is the maximum weight and size they can accommodate?
Do they have specialized equipment for unique cargo, such as heavy haul or
Safety and Compliance
Flatbed trucking is inherently risky, so it's essential to choose a company that takes safety seriously. Look for a company that has a robust safety program in place, including regular inspections and maintenance of equipment, training for drivers, and compliance with all relevant regulations and laws. Some questions to ask include:
What safety measures does the company have in place to protect your cargo?
Do they have a good safety record?
Are their drivers licensed, trained, and experienced in handling flatbed loads?
No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen. That's why it's critical to choose a flatbed trucking company that has adequate insurance coverage to protect your cargo in case of damage or loss. Make sure the company you choose has comprehensive cargo insurance that covers the full value of your shipment. Some questions to ask include:
What type of cargo insurance does the company have?
What is the coverage limit?
Are there any exclusions or limitations to the coverage?
Pricing and Payment Terms
Of course, cost is always a factor when choosing a flatbed trucking company. But it's essential to look beyond the initial price quote and consider the overall value you're getting for your money. Some questions to ask include:
What is the company's pricing structure?
Are there any additional fees or surcharges?
What are the payment terms?
Customer Service and Communication
Transporting your cargo is a high-stakes operation, and you want a company that will keep you informed every step of the way. Look for a flatbed trucking company that has a reputation for excellent customer service and clear communication. Some questions to ask include:
How will the company keep you informed about the progress of your shipment?
Will you have a dedicated point of contact for your shipment?
What is the company's policy for resolving disputes or issues that may arise during transit?
Choosing the right flatbed trucking company is essential to the success of your business. Here at National Transfer, we will strive to be the trucking company that meets your specific needs and ensures the safe and efficient transport of your cargo. Remember to do your research, ask questions, and don't be afraid to shop around until you find the perfect fit for your business. But we hope that you will see that after serving the Pacific Northwest and the Vancouver Washington area for over eight decades, National Transfer should be your first choice when you're looking for a trucking company that really cares about and appreciates your business.
National Transfer, Inc.
7503 NE 101st Street
Vancouver, WA 98662
Toll Free: (877) 520-3709
Vancouver: (360) 574-5829
Portland: (503) 283-3562
Fax: (360) 574-5856
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US DOT# 8310
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