Pyramid transportation is a flatbed and specialized transport company with the ability to distribute shipments throughout the US and into Canada with logistics partners specializing in freight forwarding as well as port involvement. From the smallest flatbed shipment to the largest oversized, permitted or escorted loads; our team of experienced, professional members are available to answer any questions you may have. We take pride in offering our customers the latest information and technology to ensure the safe and on time delivery of every shipment.
Pyramid Transportation realizes you have a choice of carriers, which is why:
- We are totally committed to your shipment 100% of the way
- We offer Flatbed, Step-Deck and Lowboy service
- We take care of all Legal and Oversized Shipments!
For more information call (507) 378-5000 or Fax (507) 378-5100.
Trailers, Load Types and Trailer Dimensions
Conestoga Trailer – A flatbed trailer equipped with an accordian style rolling tarp system that allows for faster, easier tarping of a flatbed load. The system has a tarp stretched over a rolling frame that can be pushed to the front of back of the trailer allowing for the loading.
Dry Van Trailer- See van trailer.
Legal Loads – Loads that are less than 8’6″ wide, 13’6″ high, and meeting the length requirements for the routes traveled.
LTL – abbreviation for “less than truckload” shipments. LTL shipments are shipments that are not full truckloads. As such, these partial loads can be combined with other shipments resulting in saving for all shippers involved.
Open Deck Trailers – a classification of trailers including flatbed, stepdeck, double drop and RGN trailers.
Overdimensional Loads – Flatbed, stepdeck or RGN loads that exceed allowable height, weight or length limits. Loads exceeding the legal limits can be transported but require permits granting authority to transport. While the permits grant authority, various restrictions will be placed on travel. These restrictions may affect hours of transport, routes for travel as well as flagging or marking of the load. Escort cars may also be required.
Partial Loads – Shipments that do not require use of all the deck space on a trailer. These shipments can be combined with other shipments resulting in reduced costs to ship freight.
Permit Loads – Also called permitted loads. This is another term for an overdimensional load.
Sidekit Trailers – a flatbed trailer equipped with either fiberglass or plywood panels mounted in a vertical fashion giving a sidebody effect. This allows for the shipment of loads that may not be crated or packaged such as scrap metal, steel or aluminum coils, and engine blocks. These trailers generally equipped with a tarp and bow system designed to keep the freight dry.
Tarp – A tarp is a large piece of heavy vinyl fabric used on flatbed and stepdeck trailer loads to protect the freight from rain, snow and road grime. The term “tarp” is also used as a verb to describe the act of using the tarp to cover a load.
Van Trailer – an enclosed trailer most readily identified by the fact that it has doors on the rear. Also known as box trailer or dry van. Inside dim.s are typically 52Lx110Hx100W.
“Pyramid Transportation was a very professional and knowledgeable company from beginning to end. They explained every aspect of transporting my machine, including the quote, permits and timeline. I was very pleased with the outcome and will continue to use Pyramid Transportation in the future.”