Though flatbed and open deck is only a portion of the wider U.S. trucking industry, the flatbed market is still massive, representing approximately $150 billion in annual shipper spend.
It is also extremely fragmented, even more so than the dry van market — the top ten flatbed carriers account for less than 5% of market share.
Finding the right carrier with the right equipment type, when and where you need it can be challenging. The seasonal and inconsistent nature of most flatbed freight can make sourcing reliable capacity even more difficult.
This will be especially true in the coming months; as the weather heats up, construction projects big and small will begin to break ground, driving up the demand for flatbed capacity.
How to Consolidate a Fragmented Flatbed Market
Leveraging a scaled, centralized 3PL will expand your reach and help you consolidate a fragmented market.
You can access flexible capacity for your flatbed supply chain with Coyote — we're one of the largest providers of open deck solutions in North America.
Tap into the Coyote Open Deck Network
- +2,500 flatbed & open deck shippers
- +9,500 flatbed & open deck carriers
- Tens of thousands of annual open deck shipments
All Your Open Deck Opportunities
We can source the capacity you need, whether you're a mom-and-pop shops with a single load, or multi-billion global manufacturers with dozens of daily shipments.
For all types of freight opportunities, from spot loads and temporary projects, to volume surges and annual, contracted lanes.
Every Open Deck Equipment Type
Every Open Deck Service
Whatever your flatbed needs, Coyote has carriers in our network to service them.
Our massive, centralized network gives us efficiency at scale. With Coyote, you can expand your reach while streamlining procurement.