The RSHB® winder is a ‘universal’ tool designed for tie-down strap winding in the Trucking industry, mostly flatbed trucking. What is flatbed Trucking? Flatbed trucking refers to the transportation of oversized cargo. You might be transporting building supplies, like lumber, steel coils, shingles, and pipe. Or you could be hauling military vehicles, machinery, or even mobile homes. Flatbed shipping is transportation for cargo that may not require the enclosure of a dry van, cannot be loaded or unloaded from a dock or does not fit within the dimensions of standard truck trailers. A flatbed’s design allows for cranes and forklifts to load goods from all angles. There are two main reasons to use flatbed trucking for your transportation needs: versatility and variety of trailer types. Because of this, loading is easier and more efficient and can be done from the ground with a forklift instead of having to have a dock. Also, because it’s open, it can take much bigger loads than most transportation options. flatbed trucking trailer length is typically 48′, 53′ or 60′ long and 8’6″ wide. It can accommodate weights up to 48,000 lbs, 65,000 lbs or 96,000 lbs respectively. They are built using a durable aluminum shell with supportive wooden floors underneath. The most common flatbeds have flat decks, but some have drop decks. They obviously are not enclosed with walls, but you can buy side rack kits or walls with fixed canvas tarps. You can also buy curtain side trailer covers and curtain side self-supporting tarp systems. These roll forward or backward on the trailer to easily cover your freight. There is a wide range of options available for flatbed trucking. One option for heavy equipment is called the Removable Gooseneck, which has a removable neck that can turn into a ramp so equipment can be driven on. This makes it easier to handle heavy cargo and makes it safer for your cargo at the same time. There is also the Step deck, which is good for tall cargo. The step deck can carry anything up to 10′ 2” high. Stretch trailers are ideal for extra-long loads and double drop trailers are another great option for tall loads.