STEP DECK TRAILER LENGTH
The standard length of a Step Deck is usually about 37’on the bottom deck, and 15′ on the top. This allows for movers to, for example, drive a tractor up onto the bottom deck, and then perhaps load a partial-load on the top, depending on the overall weight.
STEP DECK TRAILER WIDTH
Allowed width for your freight is 8’6″ in usually every scenario unless you have a permit for going wider, in which some varying degree of an overhang is allowed, depending on the permit type. For the most part, however, these requirements and restrictions are state-dependent, so check with our specialists on your load.
STEP DECK SHIPMENT WEIGHT
The weight allowance for a Step Deck is the same as the weight allowance for a Standard Flatbed, which is usually between 48,000 – 53,000 pounds, depending on the newness and materials the trailer was manufactured with.
STEP DECK LEGAL SHIPMENT HEIGHT
One of the most important aspects of the differing specifications between a Standard Flatbed and a Step Deck, the Step Deck allows for a greater height threshold because of it’s front step. The standard height for a Step Deck is 11′ high, but the rule of thumb, as in most cases, is 6″ of clearance, making 10’6″ the normal height restriction. This is about 2 feet of extra clearance than the Standard Flatbed, without the need for a permit, making it an ideal choice for higher shipments such as tractors, different types of machinery, and anything that’s over the height of 9′ tall.