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What is Flatbed?

A flatbed, also known as a stake body or flatbed body, is a swap body for trucks - an exchangeable load carrier that can be attached to a truck. Flatbeds are used primarily in intermodal road and rail freight transport because they can be transferred from road to rail particularly safely, quickly and efficiently. Their design is similar to that of a container, but in contrast they are calibrated to Euro pallet dimensions. Accordingly, flatbeds are very versatile.

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